Did you move to Stockholm because your partner got a job here? You are not alone!
SDCN is a welcoming community and helpful resource for accompanying partners who want to establish themselves in Stockholm professionally and socially. At SDCN you will get comprehensive career support and connect with others experiencing similar situations.
To register as an SDCN member, your partner’s employer needs to be a partner organization. If you are interested in joining SDCN but your partner’s employer is not currently a partner organization, you are welcome to reach out to Philip at [email protected]. We handle these requests on an individual basis.
SDCN members get access to:
A 5-week program where participants begin a personal and professional journey together, exploring the cultural and historical layers of Swedish society, while reflecting on who you are and your place within Stockholm’s vibrant eco-system and developing the practical skills and resources to successfully navigate recruitment processes and land a job.
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Career Support Group every Tuesday
The SDCN Career Support Group is a co-working space where you can work on your CV, applications, cover letters, LinkedIn page, etc., alongside other members. This session is headed by someone from Stockholm Academic Forum, who will be able to answer your questions about the Swedish job market, or if not, refer you to someone who can. You can also get feedback on your application materials or practise for a job interview. You can choose to come to just one session, or several.
All our Career Support Group sessions can be found in the Event calendar.
Swedish Language Café every Thursday
The SDCN Language Café is a place to learn Swedish by talking, listening and practising, with the help of our excellent language coaches from Swedish for Professionals. The SDCN Language Café is for SDCN members who would like to practise Swedish together with other members in an informal setting where the focus is on speaking without worry of making mistakes. This is an engaging experience that promises to get you talking! Just as for the Career Support Group, you can choose to come to just one session, or several.
All our Language Café sessions can be found in the Event calendar.
On a regular basis, SDCN and its affiliates offers events on different career-related topics, such as LinkedIn workshops, interview training, networking, CV and cover letter writing etc.
Our career events can be found in the Event calendar.
Social and cultural events
The SDCN Management Team of volunteers, organizes a wide range of social gatherings, for both members and their families.
Our social and cultural events can be found in the Event calendar.
Whether you just want to have a chat and make new friends, or pick the brains of SDCN members who have lived in Stockholm for a while, we’re looking forward to seeing you at our Monthly Fika that takes place on the last Thursday or Friday every month, either for general socializing or to discuss a particular topic.
Individual Guidance Hour
During an Individual Guidance Hour, you will meet someone from the Stockholm Academic Forum team. You can ask any questions you have about Sweden, where to find information, how things work, discuss your career plan, translate something that doesn’t make sense, or just have a chat. If your questions are mainly related to your CV or cover letter, we suggest you first attend at least one Career Support Group session before you book an Individual Guidance Hour. Request an Individual Guidance Hour by sending an email to [email protected]
SDCN Community on Facebook
SDCN has a Facebook group for SDCN members only – SDCN Community. In this closed group, you will find posts about upcoming events and information about different things. SDCN members also often share useful tips with one another, post job notifications, and express opinions about expat life in Stockholm.
A couple of times per month, SDCN members receive an email newsletter with the latest event updates and other useful information.