A project collaboration can for example be a bachelor or master project and is a collaboration between one or more students and your company.
In a project collaboration, the student will work within a well-defined area, using your company as a case. When a student does a project in collaboration with a company, the project is part of their education. This means, the student is a collaborator who has to learn something by working with the company. The student will have an investigative approach, and will often examine specific problems or issues during the project. The student will then be able to contribute with a scientific perspective or possible solutions, which will benefit the company and might give inspiration for further improvements.
A project collaboration can open up new perspectives and give your company insight into the newest knowledge. During a project collaboration, you will have access to the student's professional competencies, while the student will have the opportunity to be part of a learning process.
It is a good idea to have a concrete and precise a project description before reaching out to potential student collaborators.
If your company needs a student to solve specific tasks, where you wish to be in full control over the output, results and schedule, you may consider hiring a student worker for a student job.
Possible project collaborations can be posted for free in the ITU Job and Project Bank
What will be your company's contribution during the project collaboration?
- A contact person who will guide and be available to the student throughout the duration of the project process.
- Secure access to relevant data, written material such as minutes of meetings, reports, internal teaching resources, access to software and documentation as well as potential interviewees.
- Make sure that the student is allowed to participate in relevant meetings, conferences and etc. which is of relevance to their project.
If you wish to hear more about student project collaboration, please contact Carina Raaholt at firstname.lastname@example.org.