Finances and Career Connections

INTERDISCIPLINARY DAY

Röskva believes all university departments can take Health Sciences as a model when it comes to interdisciplinary cooperation. Each department could hold an interdisciplinary day where students from various departments could come together and engage in the sort of collaboration that often happens in the workplace.

ENTREPRENEURIAL CENTER

The university is involved in a number of positive entrepreneurial projects, such as the Golden Egg competition, but we think the school can do even better. We propose that the university provide a space for entrepreneurs to work on developing their ideas. The Student Council’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee could oversee registration and rental for the space.

INFORMATIVE EVENTS – PRESERVING KNOWLEDGE

Career- and finance-related events on campus should be recorded. Afterward, the recordings would be made available to students.

INTERNSHIPS SHOULD BE PAID

Röskva believes the university should work to offer more internships and to inform students from the beginning how internships will be evaluated in terms of academic credit. In addition, the school should always strive to ensure that internships at for-profit companies are paid.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS MUST BE CONSIDERED

Röskva believes the position of international students when it comes to financial and career-related issues can be considerably improved. For instance, relevant information and presentations should be made available in English.

INCREASE STUDENTS’ AWARENESS OF THEIR UNION RIGHTS

Röskva believes students who belong to workers’ unions must be better informed about their rights. Students working summer jobs often belong to unions but do not fully understand their rights.

THE SCHOOL SHOULD ALLOW FINAL PROJECTS IN COLLABORATION WITH LOCAL COMPANIES

Röskva believes the University of Iceland needs to step it up when it comes to building career connections. One thing that could be done is to push for increased collaboration with local companies for students’ research endeavors and final projects.