Empower Wednesday for International Talents

The Empower Wednesday program is designed for international talents in Turku. The aim is to support them in their integration process and provide key information to facilitate their working life in Finland.  

Local organizations active in the field of employability skills have put their expertise together to create a new intensive program for international talents. The program will run from September to December 2020, with events taking place on Wednesday afternoons. All events will be held online and in English. 

We welcome all international talents wishing to know more about topics such as Finnish work culture, opening a business and tips for job searching. We also offer networking, peer support and inspirational success stories.  

Events are free of charge but registration is required to each event to obtain the meeting link. You can attend all the sessions or choose the ones you are interested in. 


Intro & Get together

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Success stories of International talents 

Two international talents tell their stories. Useful tips and suggestions for your job hunting path.

𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗮 𝗦𝗸𝘂𝗹𝘁 is the CEO & Creative Director of MiTale, a game development company from Finland focusing on narrative-driven experiences in mixed reality and gamification. She is an active member of the Finnish and international games industry as a Board Member of IGDA.org and Chairperson of IGDA Finland. She is also one of the founders and elected Chairperson of The Hive – Turku Game Hub (game business center in South-West Finland). Besides industry work, she is active in academic research and teaches courses in game design and game (digital) art production at the University of Turku.

𝗠𝗲𝗴𝗵𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗽𝗮 𝗚𝗼𝘀𝘄𝗮𝗺𝗶, originally from India, came to Finland exactly two years ago to pursue a Master’s degree in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics at the University of Turku. She chose Finland as her study destination for its famous education system, work-life balance, and a generous scholarship. Already during her studies, she managed to secure a traineeship position at ArcDia International, a Turku based In-vitro diagnostics company, that later led to a full-time job. Megha works in research and development at ArcDia, the proprietor of mariPOC, a high-tech rapid test technology for respiratory virus diagnostics. She thinks that the challenging nature of her work in research and development in this difficult time motivates her. During her free time, Megha is passionate about food, exercising, socializing, and working on her new food blog.

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Finding a job in Turku
“Hidden jobs”

How to pass to the next level in job searching? Have you already tried all possible methods, tools, and recourses and still didn’t get any job or even interview invitation? Where are all job vacancies are hidden and where to search? In this webinar, we will share job searching ideas, which can probably help you to pass to the next level.

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Workshop: Personal branding I
What is personal-branding?
Paula Viitanen, Content Specialist and Coach
LM Someco

Personal branding has become a buzzword in the modern digital era, and social media plays a crucial role. But what is personal branding actually all about and how could a professional benefit of it? The personal branding webinar module consists of three sessions: 1. What is personal branding? 2. Social media in the job hunt and 3. Content production. The aim is to answer the following questions: what is personal branding all about and how does it link to social media? How can an expert utilize social media in job hunting? How to build your personal brand by finding your own tone of voice and creating interesting content on social media? After each session, participants are given assignments that will help deepen the topic even further.

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TEMPO Project 


Workshop: Personal branding II
Social media in job hunting

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TEMPO Project

28.10. Job seeking in Finland
How to tackle  bureaucracy barriers 

4.11. Workshop: Video CVTalent Hub

10.11. 2-5pmWorkshop: Personal branding III
Content production
TEMPO Project

11.11. Networking 
with Tampere Program Hidden Gems 

18.11. Roundtable 
with Turku companies

25.11.  Workshop: Opening a business Talent Hub + TEMPO 

2.12. Closing
networking event  

The program is subject to change.

Updates of each session and registration link will be published on this page.
You can also follow the Facebook page fb.me/empowerwednesday for the updates.  

We look forward to meeting you on the program!

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