Students at your service
At Laurea students work together with the business world. According to the pedagogical model of Laurea - learning by developing - a student's learning takes place in genuine workplace situations. In addition to the development of skills and knowledge in the students' own fields, they learn important skills for practical work, such as team and project work skills. During their studies the students develop into experts in their own field. Partially for this reason the employment rate of graduating Laurea students is very high.
From the point of view of companies and organisations, the Laurea learning model offers an excellent opportunity for flexible collaboration. Students are brought in to be a part of the working community – to participate in everyday life and customer work.
Cooperation produces important development benefits from the point of view of the business world. Laurea students studying the development of small enterprises get more out of their studies when they are taken to the premises of a developing enterprise. At the same time, small business customers get a new kind of service. Students of health care and social services can complete some of their studies at information points set up at shopping malls or service centres for seniors, for instance, where work is done together with customers and experts.