Employer contacts during studies

Different types of employer contacts during the studies are important, both for our students and for the university. Among other things, collaboration with companies and organizations opens up for more job opportunities after graduation.

The students' collaborations also make employers aware of the university's work and the skills that we give our students. By extension, this strengthens recruitment for our courses.

For the students, this contact with employers during their studies provides them with an opportunity to test their skills in real-life situations and to make valuable contacts. The experience, contacts and references this brings increases their chances of getting a job after graduation. For the university, a student collaboration means that we can spread knowledge about the education we provide, and what skills we give our students.

Those of you who are involved in education should help students to establish employer contacts during their studies in a variety of ways. These could include, for example, placements, thesis projects, trainee programmes and degree projects during their studies. The departments, you as a teacher and the students can get help, support and advice on issues relating to employer contacts during studies as well as the transition between education and employment.

As a teacher, you can get help with things such as:

  • Contacts with companies and organisations.
  • Career planning initiatives for your students throughout their studies.
  • Contacts for study visits and guest lectures.
  • Workshops for teachers on skills and the external environment.
  • Support for programme development or labour market.
  • Career planning for your student group.
Lena Holmberg