Singaporean Students Reception at Norwegian Ambassador’s Residence

Norwegian Ambassador Janne Julsrud recently welcomed students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to her residence for an evening reception.
The local students invited are those who persue an undergraduate degree in maritime studies. Introduced in 2004, the program is in coopertaion with the BI Norwegian School of Management which requires students to take an exchange semester at BI’s Oslo campus.
The aim of the reception was to prepare the students for diffirent culture and environment. Guest speaker Heidi Aakre, President of Statoil Asia Pacific, shared her thoughts on business cultures in Norway and Singapore. The Q&A session took place to ensure that students’ questions are answered. Among the students’ most concern was the cold wheather. Travel advice was provided. Students also received complimentary moose t-shirts, driking bottles, pens and travelling brochures from the Embassy.
There were also representives from well-established Norwegian companies in Singapore. These companies employ many local students who went for education in Norway. Thus, the reception allowed local students to network and present themselves to these companies for their future job opportunities.  

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