Student enterprises help you engage with industry during your degree, giving you a head-start when you graduate. Different companies work in different ways -- some employ students directly, some help students to set up their own companies, and some integrate industry projects into the degree curriculum. Some companies only employ students from a specific university, where others will employ students from anywhere.
In all these cases, your local student enterprise is there to help you improve your employability and propel your career forward.
-- Student developer at Beautiful Canoe.
As well as honing your technical skills, working with a student enterprise will help you develop new skills that will help you in any workplace. You will be meeting with real clients, working with them to develop solutions to their business problems, developing product requirements, working to an agile (or other modern) development process and presenting your own work back to the client. All the while, being supported by industry and subject experts. Many student enterprises will also offer additional opportunities, e.g. coaching or training, which can directly benefit your career.
If you have ever wanted to know what it’s like to work in the digital industry, or which roles would be a good fit for you, working with a student enterprise is a great way to find out. You won’t regret it!