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Thesis exhibition with fruitful meetings

Published: 21 November 2014

Many students' path to jobs is through the thesis. So it was perhaps at the thesis exhibition that some of the students, without knowing it, met their future colleagues for the first time.

The thesis exhibition, held in the Forum building on Campus Skellefteå, was attended by eighteen companies in the areas of technology, energy, IT and media. The students took the opportunity to meet with representatives from the companies to discuss the thesis and future job opportunities. Two of these were Mikael Petersson and Christopher Tuolja, both reading the final year of the Bachelor programme in electric power engineering at Luleå University of Technology.

– It is a great fair with many exciting companies. Rejlers and WSP are two interesting companies for us that study electrical power engineering, says Mikael Petersson, who admits that it feels a little nervous to enter the worklife.

The companies that visited the fair was very positive about being able to meet with students. Many companies could also offer concrete thesis projects.

Said at the exhibition:

– There is great demand for power engineers, not least because of the large number of retirements. The electric power engineering programme in Skellefteå is therefore very important, especially when it's one of very few in the country, says Mattias Lindmark, group manager at WSP electrical design in Skellefteå.

– It is a nice casual fair with good organisation and nice premises. There is a good match between students and companies, it seems that the students were well prepared for which companies that was coming to the exhibition, says Linus Nilsson, UX Designer at North Kingdom.

– This is a great way for us to reach out to students and market Alimak Hek. Here we find prospective employees with a good education, it is very valuable for us, says Mattias Lindgren, head of electrical engineering construction at Alimak Hek.