Practical study cooperation with global company opens up exciting options for students at the Entrepreneurial School®.
An exceptional study cooperation between the Entrepreneurial School® in Innsbruck and the Vorarlberg-based company RAUCH Fruchtsäfte is building the foundation for an even closer collaboration in the future.
The cooperation offers MCI students the opportunity to apply for integrative study cooperation positions at RAUCH Fruchtsäfte. The selected students will complete their professional internship at RAUCH Fruchtsäfte during the lecture-free period between the 4th and 5th semesters and then write their Bachelor's thesis there in the 6th semester. In addition to the content-related dimension of the support, the students receive a monthly payment from the end of the 4th semester until the end of their bachelor's degree.
The cooperation also includes the involvement of RAUCH experts in selected lectures at the MCI. Students are thus given the opportunity to gain an even more direct insight into professional practice and additional know-how in courses and research projects.
"For our students, this cooperation means an excellent insight into industrial processes in the food industry. They acquire extremely valuable additional expertise during their studies," explains Christoph Griesbeck, Head of the MCI Department of Biotechnology and Food Engineering. In addition, the students concerned will gain valuable experience and excellent career prospects in an internationally acting company as part of their professional internship and bachelor's thesis.
"The study cooperation with MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® offers our company the opportunity to introduce the broad spectrum of tasks and activities of a food processing company to a young, interested audience. In addition, RAUCH provides a practical introduction to the work life as well as the supervision of bachelor theses in a production-related environment. The combination of these training opportunities should open up opportunities for talented and ambitious graduates to enter a dynamic and innovative industry," says Wolfgang Schwald of RAUCH Fruchtsäfte.
A similarly structured study cooperation has already existed in the Department of Bio- & Food Technology since 2013 with the company Roche Diagnostics. Since then, numerous students have already benefited from this successful cooperation.