Students and companies met for speed (job) dating to find the right match for 16 internships and 9 student jobs in one day.
The Biotech City is working towards a vision of locally cultivating the talent that the city's industry needs. To achieve this, a close link between the city's businesses and educational institutions is needed, and the matchmaking event is one of many examples of this.
MATCHMAKING ON THE KALUNDBORG CAMPUS
Absalon's Kalundborg Campus, which was inaugurated last year, provided the setting for the event, which this year included company representatives from Novo Nordisk, Novozymes and NNE in addition to graduate students in biotechnology and mechanical engineering.
The programme included student jobs for engineering students and internships for 5th semester students in both mechanical and biotechnology, all of whom will spend five months in internships before completing their bachelor's projects.
BATTLE FOR STUDENTS
The atmosphere was intense and thick with anticipation during the event, which featured job and internship speed dating - a whopping 85 15-minute interviews.
Both company representatives and students had smiles on their faces. And with good reason. Almost all internships and student jobs were filled on the day, and the remaining ones are in process.
Tommy Alfast, NNE manager, adds:
Tommy Alfast and students in conversation
However, with a higher number of students than available student jobs and internships, not everyone received an offer of employment:
COOPERATION IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN
The close cooperation between education and industry is one of the advantages of being a student in the Biotech City, where Absalon offers a high degree of practical learning, such as project collaboration, company visits, guest lectures, mentoring, etc. in collaboration with the city's companies.
And the unique collaboration between education and industry is of great importance to students. For Spain's Carlota Cano Perez, for example, who highlights proximity to industry as a focal point from an international student's perspective:
At the Matchmaking event, Carlota attended two interviews, one of which resulted in a future internship at Novo Nordisk Kalundborg.
The matchmaking event is organised in collaboration between Biotech City companies, Absalon University of Applied Sciences and Knowledge Hub Zealand.
Carlota Cano Perez