Onboarding is a crucial step in integrating a student within the organization structure and culture. A strong onboarding process can relieve a lot of the stress and waiting around that a student might experience in their first couple of weeks on the job. Through effective onboarding, students will be able to meet their new team, understand the structure of the organization, and become productive quicker as they gain confidence and understanding of the team’s internal processes.
Depending on the size of your organization, different people might be in charge of the onboarding process for a new student. An HR personnel may help with the logistics of setting up the students’ email, IT equipment, welcome package and so on. In smaller organizations, this may be done by a committee or by the supervisor themselves. In either case, the supervisor is a strong point of contact to welcome the student to their job and introduce them to the rest of the team.