International Spouse Career Lunches 2019 – University of Copenhagen

International Spouse Career Lunches 2019

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

14th of January

10:00 - 13:00 hrs

Theme: Master Your Money Mandate - Supercharge your Income!

Are you living your life not really interested in money - but super tired of not having them? Would you actually love to make more, so you could really save, invest and enjoy life - to live in a way you choose to live, not just settle for?

Join our workshop “Your Money Mandate”, where you will get an introduction to a new way of interacting with your brain about your income level. This workshop is part of the program Master Your Mandate for talents and professionals who would like to feel entitled to executing new initiatives. Imagine a world where you can bring your talent into play and be part of solving big problems.

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!!

Facilitators: Hilde Seglem and Nina Uller Partners at DEX

About DEX – Diverse Executive Search

At DEX we look for the “Cube” of talent that everyone brings into the world, in order to put it into bigger perspectives for solving the challenges of tomorrow. We have very diverse background ourselves:

Nina Uller has a background in leadership, mostly in military and tech and combines that with organizational psychology and neuroscience. She believes strongly that talent grows from feeling relevant and included. With her background in senior positions in international and Nordic companies

Hilde Seglem is the master of sales. She has made coaching about finding and marketing your talent for a more sustainable world - and you - her specialty.

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

Price: Free 

5th of February

10:00 - 13:00 hrs

Theme: Develop Mental Resilience for Success and Overcoming Adversity

Why do some people thrive under pressure while others crumble? Why is it relevant at all to have mental resilience and how do you develop your “mental six-pack”?

These questions and many more will all be answered, at this unique event where we have the pleasure of meeting Dominic Soh - International Resilience Trainer & TEDx Speaker!

Life and work are full of challenges. Whether you are a fresh graduate, entrepreneur, employee, employer or executive, you'll need grit and resilience not just to survive, but to thrive. In a world of flux, those who stagnate get left behind, so it pays to push your game forward. Dominic Soh has interviewed U.S. Navy SEAL commandos and Olympians to get insights on how you can develop the resilience to thrive under stress, keep pushing forward when others have given up, and cultivate the ability to adapt in an environment where change is the only constant.

Dominic is an author, international trainer and TEDx speaker, and has spoken in the U.S., Australia, Asia and Africa. He has finished a 103km ultra-marathon, was a former infantryman and has been featured on Some of his speaking clients include New York University, Tesla, Intel, National Australia Bank and Chartered Accountants.

Dominic has helped numerous people become kickass public speakers and super resilient in their lives & careers. So damn good that you cannot ignore them - that they eat fear for breakfast and dance with lions! Feel free to attend once-in-a-life-time event and get invaluable input on how you can Develop Mental Resilience for Success and Overcoming Adversity!

Facilitator: Dominic Soh - International Resilience Trainer & TEDx Speaker

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

Price: Free 

13th of March

10:00 - 13:00 hrs

Theme: Alternative Job Search Methods; Why Wage Subsidy or 4 weeks Internship? What does it mean and how does it work?

As an accompanying spouse pursuing a career in Denmark you have the possibility to apply for measures promoting employment. These measures are known as internships (4-13 weeks) or employment with salary subsidy (3-6 months) - løntilskud in Danish. Come and get more information about these alternative job search methods and how they work!

Facilitator: Dorthe Kingo Vesterlund - Project Coordinator at Copenhagen Career Program

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

Price: Free 

23rd of April

10:00 - 13:00 hrs

Theme: Hands-on Approach to LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the leading online professional directory of individuals and companies with over 85 million members in more than 200 countries. But how does it work? What to pay particular attention to in creating your personal online profile? These questions and many more will all be answered at this informal and cosy event, where you can ask any questions you may have in connection to using LinkedIn!

Get valuable input on how you can use LinkedIn to promote yourself professionally whether you’re looking for a job, or trying to expand your professional network in Denmark.

Come and be inspired on how you can use LinkedIn as a strategic tool! Please remember to bring your laptop with you.

Facilitator: Morten Esmann - LinkedIn Expert and Career Consultant – The Danish Society of Engineers (IDA)

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

Price: Free 

16th of May

10:00 - 13:00 hrs

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