Each year our final year students participate in a project module. The projects involve working closely with an academic in an area related to research interests within the department, or supervised by an academic whilst working on a project suggested by a company.
Each spring, students prepare and present a poster about their project at a project fair – usually together with a system or software demonstration. We also strongly encourage students to create CVs and business cards to take along to the fair, as businesses and employers visit to view the range of projects and make contact with the graduating students.
Our video was created from interviews with students and potential employers from the spring 2011 project fair, and gives a flavour of what to expect.