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Econ 050


Jul 11, 2019

What does it mean to make it in the north? Is it as simple as starting your own business or finding a job, or does it mean feeling truly accepted and supported in your professional and personal endeavours? There are thousands of internationals living in Groningen, Drenthe and Friesland, many of whom came to the region for their careers. But what are the companies and institutions that brought them here in the first place? On the 11th of July, the Make it in the North project will be launching a new professional platform to bring together talented internationals and internationally-minded companies in the region. I sat down with Michiel Kasteleijn from the international Welcome Centre North and Philippe Hondelink, the district secretary for Koninklijk Metaalunie to talk about what make it in the north projects all about what the new platform aims to achieve and what kind of unique challenges and opportunities face foreign professionals in the north.