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Next week’s Welcome to Turku focus: Working Life!

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Join us for an inspiring week on occupational design, career shifts, and expert feedback on CVs and LinkedIn profiles. Connect, learn, and boost your professional journey. Here’s the schedule for upcoming week:

Thematic Workshop: Working Life
Date: Monday 20.11.
Time: 1.30 pm – 5 pm
Location: International House Turku Hub (Linnankatu 31)

1.30 pm – 2 pm Coffee/tea & networking
2 pm – 3 pm Workshop: Occupational design, identity shifting and career re-adjustment. You are not your certificates, but much more and your full professional potential is not limited to a title.
3.30 pm – 4.30 pm Feedback and support on CV and LinkedIn profiles
4.30 pm – 5 pm Networking

Puhutaan suomea – Let’s speak Finnish practice group
Date: Wednesday 22.11.
Time: 4.30 pm – 6 pm
Location: International House Turku Hub (Linnankatu 31)

Come practice your Finnish in a supportive and relaxed environment, together with peers, experts by experience and native speakers. The participants will be divided into groups based on the level of their Finnish language skills. The topic of the week is Finnish culture and language.

Career Focus Afternoon
Date: Friday 24.11.
Time: 12.30 pm – 4 pm
Location: International House Turku Hub (Linnankatu 31)

12.30 pm – 4 pm Drop-in working space
1.30 pm – 2.30 pm Interactive workshop: Social media in job hunting
2.30 pm – 4 pm Mentoring session: What to do when not finding a job matching your skills

1:1 Coaching Sessions
(Various timeslots – bookings via email:

Extracurricular activities for the week include the following:

Afework for Entrepreneurs
Date: Thursday 23.11
Time: 4:30 pm – 6 pm
Location: Little Saturday Restaurant, Yliopistonkatu 29b

We invite you to join our Afterwork for Entrepreneurs, an event dedicated to bringing entrepreneurs together. This event is presented by International House Turku in collaboration with KTI Laskutus, a Finnish company specializing in financial and digital services for Businesses.

Our event will start with warm welcome from Deeana Lehtinen, a Welcome to Turku programme coordinator. Following that, we’ll have a keynote speech by Samuel Archambault, a successful Canadian entrepreneur.

Whether you’re contemplating launching a business in Finland or already running one, this is your golden opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions, seel answers to your questions, and share your valuable experiences. It’s the perfect occasion to gain insights into the Finnish business landscape.

Piispisperjantai – International Coffee Morning
Date: Friday 24.11.
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Location: SparkUp, Silo (upstairs)

On Friday 24 November 2023, children get the chance to see our workplaces, so you are welcome to bring your child with you on this day! Read more:

Women’s networking and peer support group
Date: Friday 24.11.
Time: 4.30 pm – 6 pm
Location: International House Turku Hub, Linnankatu 31

Nichole Starkman is sharing her integration and employment story, how she shifted her professional identity and built a successful business on her hobby. Join us for a nice evening, where you will meet peers, create meaningful connections, and find new friends.