A speed-dating service that connects smart data-driven engineers, scientists and communicators to businesses is changing the relationship between students and start-ups, making it easier for both sides to eye up a potential partner.
Ribit in the media
In an event that bore more than a passing resemblance to a speed-dating night for amorous singles, defence industry employers and university students gathered at NSW Parliament on Tuesday night to share their attributes in what NSW Industry Minister Niall Blair described as a “win-win for Defence, industry, graduates and [the] future economy”.
Snagging that first job after studying is the most stressful part of graduation, but Data61 from the CSIRO are trying to make the process less like a formal interview and more like speed dating. Paul McCarthy from Data61 talks about how at Ribit Fintern Fever events, job seekers and prospective employers use online profiles and data matching to find that perfect (employment) relationship.
In the interest of producing more employable STEM graduates, universities need to invest in innovative career services that demonstrate value and generate students’ participation. For instance, universities should partner with new platforms such as Ribit, InternMe and The New Kid to successfully connect students with industry internships. Apart from that, mentorship programs such as IMNIS …