Students at Your Service

Organ­i­sa­tions with their needs and skills meet when people meet. Through student–company collab­o­ration the co-operation possi­bil­ities offered by the Karelia UAS become familiar to the companies, students can gain a feeling for working life and businesses obtain an oppor­tunity to make use of the knowledge and fresh views of the makers of the future.

On-the-job training

One good form of co-operation is practical training on-the-job. The trainee can take part in, for example, the devel­opment of the organ­i­sation. The fresh knowledge of the trainee can also be used in tasks that otherwise might not be performed, because of the lack of skills or resources.

Final projects

Final projects leading to a UAS degree are assign­ments in research, planning, production and devel­opment that serve working life. Each UAS student completes a final project, usually in the final stage of his or her studies. A final project is a wide study module – it amounts to an average of 400 hours of work by the student, which corre­sponds to about three months of work. For the students, it is also a learning process where they develop and demon­strate their skills in applying the knowledge and skills learned in their profes­sional studies in practical expert assignment.

Typical planning and devel­opment projects are, for example, the planning and realising of a quality handbook, a business plan or a proce­dures manual. Final project can also be functional. In this case, the student makes a product or carries out a project, for example, a guidebook, a book, a model, an exhibition, a collection or a technical device.

Project studies

In student projects, a company or an organ­i­sation may make use of an existing study unit or module. Common endeavours arise out of the organisation’s need for which solutions are sought together with the organ­i­sation, students and super­vising teachers. Karelia UAS has different learning and service environ­ments where studying is conducted in the form of a project.

Contact Infor­mation

Mr Harri Mikkonen
Head of Business Services
+358 50 502 0402