The language skills and region-specific knowledge that he obtained through his East Asian Studies are essential for Pål Johansen, who is an Adviser at the Directorate of Immigration.

Pål Johansen

- Describe the most important tasks you have in your job today

- Casework related to applications, participation in various projects and cooperation with the EU.

- What do you like most about your job?

- That it’s very varied and constantly provides me with fresh challenges. There’s never a dull moment. I also enjoy the opportunity to practise several languages and travel abroad on business.

- How is the education from The Faculty of Humanities relevant in this job?

- In this job, language skills and region-specific knowledge are essential. We process applications from all over the world, and language skills are especially crucial in the Schengen collaboration.

- Your best tip for new students who are thinking about job opportunities after graduation?

- Study whatever you think is fun. If you have fun studying, you will also take pleasure in it and do well.

By Torunn Nyland, Career and Employability Coordinator HF
Published July 1, 2013 1:56 PM - Last modified Mar. 11, 2021 2:32 PM