International Spouse Career Lunches 2017 – University of Copenhagen

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International Spouse Career Lunches 2017

This event is held in an informal setting, but provides a chance for internationals to network, meet with other spouses and to share both professional and personal experiences and interests.

Apart from enjoying a delightful lunch and meeting new acquaintances, this event will also have a career focus on giving you tips on career-related topics and cultural aspects in Denmark. Some of the topics could range:

  • Do you need new ideas on how to enhance your job search?
  • Do you know how to create a CV or resume that stands out to employers?
  • Have you mastered the Danish hygge?

Each month’s theme will be conceptualised based on input from guest speakers, recruiters/head hunters, international spouses and expats.

Children are very welcome to the event; a cosy kid’s area has been set up to occupy them creatively.

Upcoming Events

20th of September

10am - 1pm

Theme: How to do public speaking and presentations? What are the does and don’ts?

Congratulations!  You have been invited for a job interview, but would like some assistance in improving your verbal and nonverbal communication. Or you might like to improve your public speaking skills or learn how to overcome nervousness and stress before and during a presentation.

Whether you are out networking, having your next job interview, visiting a conference, mingling with friends, or you just so happen to know-somebody-who-knows-somebody who's able to help you, you need to be able to present yourself briefly and memorable. Come and be inspired on how you can improve your public speaking skills. A little bit of guidance goes a long way towards making a highly effective presentation!

In this interactive session we will go through:

  • Verbal and nonverbal communication
  • Basic guidelines on how  you can design your presentation  (elevator pitch)
  • 5 things to know about Danish working Culture
  • How to deal with performance anxiety and nervousness?
  • How to create energy and engage your audience?

Join this informal and cosy event where you will get the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals and enjoy an amazing homemade lunch!


Mark de Vos –  Senior International Mobility Consultant, International Staff Mobility

Mary K. Kobia – Dual Career Consultant, International Staff Mobility

Location: Gyldenløvesgade 11, 6th floor, 1600 Copenhagen V

Price: Free

17th of October

10am - 1pm

Theme: "Meet-N-Greet" Maersk!

How does a HR professional work and how to approach one in Denmark? What are the does and don’ts?

At this unique event you will get a chance to "Meet-N-Greet" Ayesha Hartlett from Maersk Container Industry (MCI), one of the world's leading manufacturers of refrigerated containers, dry containers and the Star Cool refrigeration machine to the intermodal industry including shipping lines, fruit multinationals and leasing companies. 

Ayesha will share her personal story of how she relocated from South Africa to Denmark and her journey in finding a job in Denmark. She will provide you with valuable input, which we hope can inspire you in your transition and career path.

You will be able to converse informally and ask questions about Mærsk as well as get hands-on advice on how you can gain visibility and maximize your job search strategy!

Apart from enjoying a delightful lunch networking and meeting new acquaintances, the monthly spouse lunch focuses on giving you great tips on career-related topics and cultural aspects in Denmark.

Facilitator: Ayesha Hartlett

Global Human Resources Business Partner

Maersk  Container Industry (MCI)

Location: Gyldenløvesgade 11, 6th floor, 1600 Copenhagen V

Price: Free

24th of November

9am - 1.30pm

IDCN Partner Event hosted by the University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

What career journeys are there at a university within academia and administration? What are the options and possibilities?

With over 40,000 students and more than 9,000 employees, UCPH is one of the largest institutions of research and education in the Nordic countries. The purpose of the University is to ’conduct research and provide further education to the highest academic level’.

Approximately one hundred different institutes, departments, laboratories, centres, museums, etc., form the nucleus of the University, where professors, lecturers and other academic staff, as well as most of the technical and administrative personnel, carry out their daily work, and where teaching takes place.

At this unique IDCN event we will focus on giving you valuable input about career paths within academia and administration at UCPH. In the structured network session with the other IDCN corporate members we will provide you with the opportunity to network and meet HR professionals, recruiters, employees from  other Danish universities:

-          DTU – Technical University of Denmark

-          ITU – IT University of Copenhagen

-          CBS – Copenhagen Business School

-          RUC – Roskilde University

-          Aalborg University Copenhagen

More about this event will be posted.

About IDCN

In just 1 ½ year IDCN Copenhagen has grown to include more than 200 partner members and 17 corporate members from sectors within education, life science, biotech, shipping, engineering, consumer products and consulting. IDCN is a great platform for you to extend your professional network, volunteer and meet like-minded professionals.  Click on this link to read more about IDCN Copenhagen.

Location: Gyldenløvesgade 11, 6th floor, 1600 Copenhagen V

Price: Free