Project oriented course
Project oriented course
Planning to stay and work in Denmark after graduation? Then we highly recommend you to do an internship in Denmark!
What do I gain from a project-oriented course?
You can get:
- Strengthen your professional self-confidence and self-understanding
- Experience that you can later rely on for your job search
- A network, that can come in handy later
- Insights into a lingo, a work culture, and other business know-how
You will learn more about:
- What you would like to work with
- Or perhaps, what you would not like to work with
No matter what, you will learn a lot and test yourself and your knowledge in practice.
Around 20 - 25% of project-oriented courses lead to a thesis collaboration and maybe even later a job.
What is an internship?
"Project-oriented course" is the formal term for an internship in which you spend an entire semester at a workplace - typically on the 9th semester. On this page, we refer to it as internships.
During a project-oriented course, you will be working at the company, together with the other employees and having your own assignments, based on your programme and your internship semester project.
3-5 months is the typical duration of the course. And is not unusual that it can lead to a collaboration on the master’s thesis and maybe even a job later.
Internships are an integral part of many programs at AAU. You can see which specific requirements there are for the project-oriented course at your degree in your study plan.
How do I get started finding an internship?
Project oriented course abroad
There are both advantages and disadvantages to doing an internship abroad. It depends a lot on what you want in the long term - and it can be difficult to say already now. This is exactly what the internship can help you learn about.
But no matter what, you will probably gain a lot of new skills, which you can write on your CV and point towards different jobs in both Denmark and abroad.
Project oriented course in your own startup
If you are curious about the life of an entrepreneur and have a study-based idea you are considering turning into a business, you can also do an internship in your own startup. It offers a practical alternative to traditional company internships, allowing you to explore your entrepreneurship competencies and startup ventures. With a 37-hour workweek, you will collaborate with fellow students in similar situations, discussing ideas, learning from their experiences, and expanding your network.
Internship in your own startup serves as a stepping stone on your entrepreneurial path, offering personal insights into your capabilities. Regardless of whether you choose to pursue a career as an entrepreneur, this experience will prepare you for the job market.
What can you do before, during and after
Get the most out of your internship
Get a guidance session with AAU Career
Throughout your time as a student at AAU, you can get free career guidance on everything to do with your career. You may be in doubt about what you can do with your education, how you can put your competencies into words, or perhaps you need professional eyes on your CV.