International Spouse Career Lunches 2018 – University of Copenhagen

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International Spouse Career Lunches 2018

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


21st of February

10:00 - 13:00

Theme: Job interview workshop

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 learn some skills to overcome nervousness and stress before and during an interview.

Don’t miss out on this interactive sessions, which breaks down the process of the job interview and provides you with great tips on dos and don’ts when going for an interview.

Facilitator: Mary K. Kobia – Dual Career Consultant International Staff Mobility

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

Price: Free 


21st of March

10:00 - 13:00

Theme: My story can be yours! Input on how to network and find a job in Denmark from a KU-spouse 

Relocating and living in another country can be both challenging and exciting. There are often many practical matters to figure out, including job search. One of the most important questions you might ask is: “How do I find a job in Denmark?”

Meet Marie Sorivelle, a KU-spouse who tells her personal story and experiences of living and working in Denmark. Marie will share her input on:

  • Why my family and I chose Denmark?
  • My “highs & lows” in finding a job
  • Networking. What did it give me?
  • 5 things to know about Danish working Culture. Experiences from my current job!
  • My best career tips!

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

Facilitator: Marie Sorivelle – Consultant at Danish Technological Institute

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

Price: Free 


18th of April

10:00 - 13:00

Theme: Meeting and getting advice from an HR professional

How does a HR professional work and how to approach one in Denmark? What to pay particular attention to in your personal sales material (application / CV)? How to use LinkedIn? These questions and many more will all be answered, at this event where we have the pleasure of meeting HR professional Urtė Gud, who is also a KU-spouse.  Urtė is a Business Psychologist and has extensive experience with recruitment, coaching and talent selection and development.

Feel free to attend this informal and cosy event and ask any questions you may have in connection to your job search!

Facilitator: Urtė Gudaitė – Recruiter and Business Psychology

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

Price: Free 


23rd of May

10:00 - 13:00

Theme: What to expect the first 100 days in your job? Does and don’ts.

Starting a new job can be overwhelming! Between meeting new colleagues, mastering new skills, understanding Danish working culture, and tackling new responsibilities, your first three months might leave you feeling challenged and exhausted. To help alleviate some of that stress, we’ve put together a workshop to help you avoid rookie mistakes and inspire you with input on how you can make the most of the first 100 days in a new job!

Don’t miss out on this interactive, informal and fun session!

Facilitators: Mark de Vos and Mary K. Kobia – International Staff Mobility

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

Price: Free