The career counselling services at NTNU help students find oppurtunities and make meaningful choices. They offer guidance on what study interest to pursue, what types of skills and knowledge are required in different fields of work, and how to make the most of your time at NTNU. Visit their website to find tips and information, courses to attend, and book guidance. Their services are free of charge.
NTNU Alumni is an international professional network for NTNU people. NTNU Alumni provides a forum for contact between NTNU, employers and industry, research institutions and the national and international community at large.
The Student Organization in Trondheim (Sit)
The Student Organization in Trondheim (Sit) aims to contribute to the well-being of students and to help ensure that life as a student is as enjoyable as possible. Sit supports student organizations with tailored courses and sponsorships. Students have a say in all decisions concerning the organization, and also hold a majority on Sit's administrative board.
The student organization for your programme of study is a good place to start if you are interested in becoming more socially and academically involved in your chosen field. It can offer you the chance to get in touch with relevant employers. As a part of the student organization, you can take part in and help organize events with guest speakers, career fairs, company presentations, and also have a say in how and when organized social functions take place. it's a great way of acquireing experince with leadership, work and team work.
Trade unions can initiate contact between students and employers. The trade unions offer their own student activities and counselling services. Ask your student organization about which trade unions might be relevant for you. some of the most important traade unions at NTNU are:
- Norwegian association of natural scientists
- TEKNA - The Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals
- NITO - The Norwegian Society of Engineers and Technologists
- The Association of Social Scientists
Career fairs and meeting places
Students invite hundreds of companies to career fairs and corporate presentations at NTNU throughout the year. There are also many conferences and seminars organized by NTNU that are open to students. These are good venues to get acquainted with research and job oppurtunities within your field.
Starting your own business
NTNU has Norway's foremost student innovation hub, and many students start working in their own companies after they graduate. If you are a budding entrepreneur, this is the place to start. There are a number of subjects, networks, support schemes and infrastructure for students who want to develop an idea.
Academic staff and student counsellors
Your own department or faculty can be a good place to start looking for oppurtunities. There is a lot of exciting research going on in collaboration with the public and private sectors. Contact your supervisor or student counselor, and check for oppurtunities for external collaboration within your field of study.
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The master's thesis is an assignment of higher academic level with specialization in a subject relevant to the degree. It marks the end of a five-year course of study. The assignment normally lasts 6-12 months and is finished before summer. The task is usually individual. In addition to subject specialization the student learns methodology, advanced writing and text comprehension. A thesis provides a thorough assessment of a problem, and often implies the collection and analysis of new data.
The Bachelor’s thesis is an assignment of lower academic level with specialization in a subject relevant to the degree. A bachelor thesis usually lasts up to six months and is part of a three-year bachelor's degree. The task can be solved individually or by a group. The student usually has other subjects while writing the bachelor thesis. In addition to subject specialization the student learns methodology, advanced writing and text comprehension. The thesis has less academic weight as a master's thesis, and is often more practical oriented.
Small student projects, field work, paid and unpaid professional training or other types of unpaid assignments like volunteer work.
Summer work is usually full-time work done during the students' summer break (June-August). Many students do their mandatory practice work as summer work. This is paid employment.
Work that can be combined with studies, such as weekend- and evening work. It does not have to be academically relevant.
Work that cannot be combined with studies. Relevant for students who have earned their degree.
Full Time work especially tailored for recently graduated students. usually a program of limited duration that includes job training and supervised learning.