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Why it is vital for today’s organizations to acknowledge international and multicultural aspects in their activities? What kind of skills are critical for organizations and future talents when working environments are becoming more and more multicultural? What are the strengths Humanities students and graduates have in these multicultural and multilingual working environments?

Towards International Working Life event deals with various questions related to culturally diverse working life in Finland and working abroad. The keynote speaker Katja Toropainen is the founder of Inklusiiv organization that advances diversity and inclusion in working life. She is recognized as an influential figure in IT and is the former Chief Curator of Slush, European startup and tech event. 

The program also includes experiences and comments from working life and traineeships along with information about JobTeaser and EURES platforms that bring job seekers and employers together. In the afternoon, we offer two workshops targeted for Humanities students and graduates in Eastern Finland. The workshops will be held in Finnish. 

The event is organized by two initiatives at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF): "HUMUS – The Evolving Working Life and the Humanities" and "KOVAT – Coaching International Experts to Work". Both initiatives are funded by The European Social Fund (ESF). 

Target groups: Humanities (languages, cultural studies & history) students and graduates, international experts, employers, and other interested parties.


Views towards International Working Life
Register by 18 November in the address 
10:00-10:10 Welcome
10:10-11:00 Multiculturality and Inclusion in Working Life: Katja Toropainen, Inklusiiv organization
11:00-12:15 Experiences from work and traineeships
12:15-12:45 Platforms of interaction for employers and job seekers
JobTeaser: Hanna Reinikainen, University of Eastern Finland
EURES:  Jukka Litja, TE Office

Brace yourself – workshops for Humanities students and graduates 
13:00-14:00 Practice Your Pitch, in Finnish
Registrations by 11 November in the address Intermediate Finnish skills are required, language support can be offered.
14:00-15:00 Job Interview Simulation, in Finnish
Registrations by 11 November in the address