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Young Professionals in Denmark


Become a Young Professional in Denmark - boost your career in Denmark

For international students at Aalborg University in Aalborg, Esbjerg and Copenhagen

The Young Professionals in Denmark Programme (previously Youth Goodwill Ambassadors) helps international students in Denmark gain insights into the Danish labour market and working culture, and provides you with the professional tools to land a full-time job in Denmark after graduating.

About 40 international students from Aalborg University are enrolled in the programme each year (September-June). During their time as Young Professionals, the students participate in courses, workshops, company visits, career fairs, and network gatherings. The Young Professionals gain knowledge about each step of the application process in Denmark - from the initial stages of the job hunt, including writing a good CV/cover letter and creating a purposeful LinkedIn profile, to the more complex aspects of how to approach future employers at fairs or networking events, and how to communicate competencies and strengths.

The Young Professionals Programme in Denmark is carried out in collaboration with seven other major Danish universities and our external partners at Copenhagen Capacity.


The programme offers

  • A global network of 800 international fellow students and young professionals from more than 70 countries.
  • Participation in job matchmaking activities and learn how to brand yourself towards future employers. During the programme, you will have the possibility to join events both hosted by Copenhagen Capacity and Aalborg university. Twice a year we host the International Talent Conferences.
  • Expansion of your professional network through meetings with leading companies in Denmark.
  • Participation in international talent conferences and get advice on and inspiration for your future career in Denmark.
  • Being part of a professional fellow student network where you benefit from each other’s knowledge and strengths.
  • Getting access to your “own” career counsellor who can assist you in your future career.


The Young Professionals for the year 2018- 2019 have already been selected. If you are interested in joining the programme next year, the application deadline for 2019-2020 will be announced during the summer of 2019.

Please note, to join the Young Professionals Programme, you must be a non-Danish full-time master's degree student at Aalborg University in Aalborg, Esbjerg or Copenhagen. If you are an exchange student, you are unfortunately not eligible to apply.

NB: You cannot be part of the Global Growth Agent programme at International House, Aalborg, at the same time. Young Professionals is an international network, whereas Global Growth Agent is more local - however, you meet local companies in both programmes.


Selection criteria

We are looking for members who believe that Denmark is a unique and attractive work and study destination. Selection for the programme is based mostly on your motivation for pursuing career opportunities in Denmark during and after completing your studies but we also consider things like your current field of study, previous work experience and language skills. We expect you to participate in the monthly events. if you are doing your studies and having time to attend the events - i.e. not doing an internship.


How to apply

Deadline: TBA (Summer 2019)


Learn more

Read more about the Young Professionals in Denmark at copcap.com

Watch films about being part of the Young Professionals/Youth Goodwill Ambassadors at YouTube


Opportunities few other students will have

"Young Professionals in Denmark gave me a network of ambitious and friendly students and opportunities that few other students will ever have. The company visits and conferences put you in the same room with leaders from some of the most successful and innovative companies. I enjoyed the career-development events as much as the informal dinners with the other Young Professionals."

Alexis Rhyner, Development and International Relations

International Talent Conference

unique opportunities for my professional development

"Next to trainings about how to hold an elevator pitch and how to prepare a Danish CV, the Talent Conferences in Aarhus and Copenhagen were some of the highlights. Young Professionals in Denmark is a really great opportunity to expand the network and to get introduced to the Danish labour market."

Daniela, Sustainable Energy Planning and Management, AAU

Read more about Daniela's experiences in the programme