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Friday 25 February 18:00 – Mindpark Student Hub: Network Nights

We’re pleased to be partners in this new initiative for Campus Helsingborg students at Mindpark! Find out more below:

 “Once a month we will hold an evening filled with different activities at our Open Space, where you can enjoy good company, drinks, snacks, music, and most of all, built a stronger network! 
 
In our first edition, we want to explore the topics of storytelling and the importance of promoting creativity in different areas. We will have current master students from Campus Helsingborg sharing their thoughts on this related to their experience and companies with similar mindsets, wrapping up with a fun music quiz to bring us all back to basics!
 
Mindpark Student Hub: Network nights is a space meant for students to connect with each other and with the coworking community at Mindpark, meet friends, future colleagues, alumni, entrepreneurs, or employers.”
 
Address: Bredgatan 11, Helsingborg

Sign up here 

Wednesday 16 February 18:00 – Everything you need to know about the H22 City Expo!

Join us for an inspirational evening when you’ll hear all the latest news about the H22 City Expo! Following in the tradition of Helsingborg’s big expos of 1955 and 1999, H22 will be a celebration and investigation of the future city. Our guest speakers will give us a flavour of the many activities and events taking place, explain how you can be involved as a volunteer, and also give you the opportunity to be a member of an exciting project taking place!

This will be a hybrid event with a live stream on the Helsingborg International Connections Facebook page. The video will also be available to watch later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

[Edit: Now that COVID restrictions have been lifted, we have opened up this event to a maximum audience of 50 people.]

Expo dates: 30th May 2022 – 3rd July 2022

Welcome to:

Caroline Nilsson, H22 Partner Project Manager

Mikael Ottebrant, Volunteer and Association Co-ordinator at Helsingborgs stad

Jonas Engström, Choirmaster at Helsingborgs Världskör

Programme

17:30-18:00 Arrival & refreshments

18:00-19:30 Guest speakers

19:30-20:00 Mingle

Address: Näringslivs-och destinationsutveckling office, Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21 Helsingborg (upstairs)

During our events, we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you!


Please sign up here by 12:00 on 16th February

By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events.

Tuesday 18 January 17:30 – International Student Mingle – POSTPONED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID SITUATION – A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER IN JANUARY

 

Welcome to a mingle and brainstorming event for Campus Helsingborg international master’s students! Living in another country can be an amazing experience and we want to make sure you get the best out of your time in Helsingborg. What activities would you like to do while you live here? Who would you like to meet? What facilities could be improved? What information do you need?

We want to hear your views and find out how HIC can help! Please join HIC and former international students at our first get-together in 2022. RSVP by email to sally@hiconnections.eu and to receive location details.

Time: 17:30-19:00

Location: Central Helsingborg

Saturday 8 January 14:00 – Helsingborg Walk & Talk

Meet outside the City Library (Stadsbibliotek) for a walk up Bergaliden to Kärnan Tower to take in the views, followed by a leisurely wander through the town and North Harbour. We’ll end with a stop in a cafe of your choice!

During our events, we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you!


Sign up here by 14:00 on Saturday 8th January

By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events.

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Tuesday 28 September 13:00 – Study at Lund or Malmö University

Photo: Startup Stock Photos at Pixabay

WEBINAR: Do you want to enrol in an international degree programme? Join this event and learn more about the study opportunities and the admission process.

Join HIC and International Citizen Hub Lund to meet Johan Gunnarsson from Lund University and Samantha Savage from Malmö University. They will inform us about study opportunities and the admission process, with a focus on international degree programmes starting in the spring or autumn semester 2022.

Lund University ranks as one of the top 100 universities in the world. They provide education and research in engineering, business/economics and management, science, law, social sciences, medicine, humanities and the fine and performing arts at their campuses based in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg.

Malmö University is a modern, innovative and international institution of higher education located in the heart of the city. Multidisciplinary education is offered within areas of social science, communication, media, technology and more.

Johan Gunnarsson works with international marketing and recruitment at the Divisions of External Relations in Lund and Samantha Savage at the International Office in Malmö. During the information meeting, Johan and Samantha will present an overview of the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes taught in English at Lund and Malmö University. They will also explain the application process and the key information for applicants with international qualifications.

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you! 


Register for this event

By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events.

GDPR and email policy 

Wednesday 10 March 10:00 – Ways into Work

This digital event is for you if you are currently job-seeking, thinking about changing your job, considering retraining, need some inspiration, want to know how to enter the Swedish job market or are a student looking for an internship. 

We have invited four great guest speakers, who will inspire and inform you! Welcome to:

10:15 – 11:15: Thomas Berg of Arbetsmarknadsförvaltningen

  • The labour market in the Nordic region
  • Job-seeking and matching services in our area
  • SFI-yrkesspår, the new vocational Swedish courses

11:30 – 12:15: Charbel Tawk of Peers Bridge

  • Tips on Swedish workplace culture
  • Soft skills and job applications

13:00 – 13:45: Natalia Sviridova of HyWork

  • An expat’s story 
  • Motivation, practical tips and upskilling
  • Courses and retraining

13:45 – 14:10: Olivia Larsson of Your Local Hero

  • Matching students and start-ups for internships

This event will be held on Zoom and will be recorded. Welcome to join us for the topics which will be of most interest to you, or stay with us for the whole event. We’ve incorporated time for Q and A and breaks.

FULL SCHEDULE 

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you!


Sign up here by 12:00 on Tuesday 9th March

By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events.

GDPR and email policy

Friday 2 June 10:00 – Meet Your Match @ StartupVillage

As part of Skåne Innovation Week, we would like to invite you to a full-day crammed with amazing activities focusing on storytelling, entrepreneurship and networking! HIC is proud to be a co-host of this free event, along with THINK Accelerate, Helsingborgs Stad, Mindpark, SoPact, Lund University, Venture Lab, Medvetna Val, Innovation Skåne, THINK Open Space and XamaycaTreatz.

Entrepreneurs…maybe you need the right connection to sell. Or maybe you’re looking for the next intern or student helper?

Professionals…you may have the right knowledge or network needed for an upcoming startup. Or maybe you’re seeking new career paths?

Students…this could be your gateway to connecting with the right startup or connection to your dream job? Welcome, all!

EVENT DETAILS:

10:00 – 12:00 Story Designing with Kate Hammer – a visual workshop for articulating your identity 

London-based American Kate Hammer will hold a visual workshop and introduce storyFORMing – a unique visual thinking toolkit she invented to help people organise thoughts into cogent stories. storyFORMing is effective in helping entrepreneurs and individuals formulate a compelling way of introducing themselves. To help you sharpen your networking capabilities, Kate’s interactive talk will briefly introduce storyFORMing and guide you in applying it later in the day, as this is a prelude to the event “Meet Your Match”

Kate Hammer has a long history of working with innovative corporations and startups. For her contributions to collaborative innovation processes, Kate was appointed a Senior Research Fellow of the Basadur Applied Creativity Centre in Canada in 2015. For four years running, peers have named her a Top 40 Innovation Blogger in a global community of over 30,000 readers. In addition to client work, Kate presents on creativity, mindset and innovation at conferences across North America and Europe.

Thursday 10 November 17:30 – Do’s & Don’ts in Sweden

There’s always time for fika!

Join us for an interactive and informative discussion on what to do and what not to do in Sweden!

Find out how to bridge the cultural gap, smooth the way with your neighbours and fit in with your work colleagues as we explore customs, social niceties and taboos in one of the most modern, yet traditional countries on the planet.

We’ll compare cultures and values, discuss whether first impressions are lasting impressions and reflect on how our own identities can be influenced by the experience of living in another country. Mystified by “mysig”? Still looking for “lagom”? Whether you’ve been here for two months or twenty years, we’ll help you find the answers to your questions!

Looking for work in Sweden? We’ll hear hints and tips about business and workplace culture, and what to expect from your new Swedish colleagues.

We’re looking forward to a great evening!

Guest speaker: We are delighted to welcome Pavla Kruzela as our cultural guide for this event. Pavla has long been a keen supporter of HIC and we are very pleased that she brings her energy and wide range of experience to our international community this evening. Originally from the Czech Republic, Pavla describes herself as an inter-cultural broker, global citizen, master certified coach and academic researcher. You will find her observations and insight fascinating!

In addition to her teaching and research work at Lund University, she runs her own business consultancy which includes professional coaching to help people leverage their business skills and utilise them effectively, for example in creating meaningful balance between their career and personal life.

Read more about Pavla here

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Pavla Kruzela, guest speaker

Programme:

17:30 – 18:00 Arrival & refreshments
18:00 – 18:45 Cultural comparisons and social tips
18:45 – 19:00 Break
19:00 – 19:30 Workplace & business culture
19:30 – 20:00 Mingle

Address: Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21 Helsingborg

Public transport: Nearest bus stop is Helsingborg Rådhuset and Helsingborg C train station is a 5 minute walk away

Thank you to Helsingborgs Stad for your support in hosting this event!

 

Please sign up for this event here by 09:00 on Wednesday 9 November