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Agents of Local Incorporation Skilled Migrant Organizations in Oslo, Norway
Department of Geography, University of Tennessee.
2015 (English)In: Migrant Professionals in the City: Local Encounters, Identities, and Inequalities / [ed] Meier, L, New York: Routledge , 2015, Vol. 130, 77-97 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A strenuous hike up Kolsas Mountain on a Saturday afternoon in June 2013. Six hikers navigate a steep trail while discussing their experiences in Norway, ranging from living arrangements to favorite hiking trails and the weather in Oslo. The top of the mountain provides a stunning view of the Oslofjord and surrounding farmland. A ferry starts its journey to Copenhagen while a plane makes its way to Gardermoen international airport. The group eats lunch, poses for pictures, and heads to a second mountaintop. The hike is organized by an Indian IT specialist for Norway International Network (NIN), a social organization for expats and Norwegians. The hike is attended by two IT specialists from Poland and Norway, a Russian doctoral student and two academics who work in the United States. Tuesday night, 6 p.m. at Thon Hotel Opera in downtown Oslo. Approximately 20 women participate in a networking event with gazpacho, risotto, and wraps, followed by a presentation on Internet banking and electronic money transfers. The attendees learn about the intricacies of the Norwegian banking system, and members ask questions about Internet security and transferring money between international bank accounts. After the presentation, the attendees retreat to the hotel bar to discuss the presentation, adjustment difficulties in Oslo, job searches, and career changes. This event was organized by the Association of International Professional and Business Women (AIPBW). A Monday night in October 2012 in an apartment behind Oslo's royal palace. Attendees pay NOK 100 (approximately US$ 15) at the door and place their business card in a transparent nametag holder. They take off their shoes, place a bottle on the kitchen counter, and proceed to the spacious living room. Approximately 25 attendees mingle and nibble on snacks until the Tertulia event commences. 1 The event consists of two short presentations on the public relations industry in Norway and the Oslo Global Mobility Forum, a conference that promotes international talent mobility to Norway. The presenters and attendees discuss the meaning of 'global' in global talent recruitment, and the conversations continue until late at night. The Oslo International Club can look back at a lively event.

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New York: Routledge , 2015. Vol. 130, 77-97 p.
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International Migration and Ethnic Relations
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-331583ISI: 000380557100005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-331583DiVA: diva2:1149372
Available from: 2017-10-15 Created: 2017-10-15 Last updated: 2017-10-15

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