Speed-date between students and sustainability professionals
Act Sustainable! is a sustainability week organised for students in Gothenburg at the beginning of fall. The week offers a number of events and initiatives. Miljöbron organised a speed-date event between students and people working daily with sustainability issues.
The speed date was organised with the main purpose of matching possible employers and employees. 11 sustainability professionals participated with equally many curious students. A lot of good advices, ideas in the sustainability area was shared. The professionals were impressed about the students’ engagement in the area. The event was appreciated by both students and the professionals – a win-win event.
“I would love to participate again!”
We talked Karin Nyquist working as sustainability coordinator at Wästbygg. Karin participated in the event and met several of the students. Karin found the initiative as useful and an appropriate setting for the exchange of information and ideas between the professionals and students. The students showed a great interest and asked relevant questions about how it was to work at her workplace. Karin is happy to participate again.
Inspiring and rewarding talks
Maria Rydberg at Miljöbron describes the event as inspiring and rewarding. “It is great to see so many good discussions in each and every new meeting”.
It is inspiring to witness the many meetings between students and company representatives. “We convey so many contacts between companies and students but do not always get the opportunity to witness the first meeting between them. It is inspiring to see the mutual benefits for the students and professionals”.
After such a nice event and seeing the impact, Miljöbron is already planning the next speed date. Stay tuned!