At Eriksholm we are invested in the next generation of scientists. Our ambitious student workers have various academic backgrounds, and they are actively contributing with fresh perspectives on ongoing projects. We encourage them to stay curious and pursue their own initiatives, because this fosters innovation and creates a vibrant atmosphere in the workplace. In return, we aim to empower the students with a set of invaluable practical skills.
As Alberte, a student of audiologopedics puts it:
“Learning practical skills are important. You must get your hands on the hearing aids to understand the difficulties that the user is experiencing. At Eriksholm I learned how to change the batteries and use the special tools – it takes fine motor skills. You can’t get that from reading a book.”
Each student has individual goals and interests, and we strive to create a supporting environment, teaching the significance of collaboration when achieving professional goals. This is how Jonas, an engineer student, describes the positive side effects of his stay at Eriksholm:
“I basically learned how to be a project manager. To structure a science project and plan it. All students are treated as colleagues here, so you are involved in every part of the process. This builds your confidence because you feel safe voicing your ideas and opinions.”
For some students it can be intimidating to work alongside experienced scientists. But according to Akul, who is also an engineer student, this is not a problem at Eriksholm:
“Everyone here has an open mindset and will listen to your opinions. There is no hierarchy, and you are given a platform to speak, always.”
Andrea, an audiology student, adds:
“Eriksholm is a relatively small place, which makes it easy to connect with colleagues from different disciplines. I am building an extremely strong and diverse network here.”
At Eriksholm, we want all our colleagues to feel at ease and valued. We recognize that students have many academic commitments, and we accommodate this with flexible work hours. According to Alberte, a successful onboarding is important:
” When I first arrived, a mentor was assigned to me. They had reserved a desk with my name on it, and all tasks and activities for the following weeks were planned. It was a pleasant surprise because I did not count on that. It gave me a sense of belonging.”
Meet some of our student workers on social media
If you follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram you will be able to read more about Alberte, Andrea, Akul, Jonas, and a few more of their fellow student workers over the coming months.