Generally, students operate separately from the company’s everyday activities. This means that the students’ Bachelor and Master thesis writing does not interfere with the company’s. However, this is something that is up to you to decide. How much the company interact with the students depends of what type of student project collaboration you have agreed on.
We have experiences that the time dedicated to interact with the university students as a company is on average bi-weekly 1-2 hours. The lenght of the project collaboration is often 3-4 months, but it depends on what you decide on and what type of collaboration you agree on.
The time dedicated to interact with the student collaboration project is likely spread over various employees. The time spent could be for example be conducting interviews, help the students collect data and knowledge about the organisation and other relevant activities related to their thesis writing.
We suggest that a company have one dedicated contact person to check in with the student or group of students once in a while. This way you increase the chances that the collaboration becomes a sucess.
The low-hanging fruit when it comes to seeing the right fit for the company is in the basic human interaction. So, feel free to invite students for joint activities. For exam– lunch with the team, Friday bar, teambuilding, or any other events that can help you get to know them better during the student-company thesis collaboration.
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