Mentoring Opportunities to Faculty,Students and Unemployed fresh graduates 

Consultancy, Research and Experience Obtaining Opportunity for Faculty, Students, and Unemployed Fresh Graduates 

B-Hub @ BZU is designed to provide students/Unemployed Fresh Graduates  with practical experience through solving issues facing local companies and communities.
The approach is based on forming teams from faculty members and students/Unemployed Fresh Graduates and matchmaking the teams with companies applied to the B-Hub services with requests to solve specific issues.

A faculty member acts as a supervisor for a students/Unemployed Fresh Graduates team and is responsible for the quality of services provided to the companies.
The B-Hub engages students/Unemployed Fresh Graduates from all faculties and disciplines: chemists will develop formulas for products, engineers will design plants, programmers will automate production, while linguists and journalists will write promotional texts for companies!
The companies served by the B-Hub locate throughout the West Bank. The B-Hub provides the transportation and covers the full cost of transportation to and from the companies sites. In addition, the students – mentors will be paid the cost of meals during the fieldwork.

students/Unemployed Fresh Graduates – mentors will obtain certificates of experience from the B-Hub that will boost their chances for employment.
students/Unemployed Fresh Graduates also will be able to find ideas for their own entrepreneurship projects – remember, somebody’s problem is your business opportunity!
students/Unemployed Fresh Graduates also have an opportunity to enhance performance of their parents’ businesses!
Contracting arrangements with the faculty members are according to the BZU policies and procedures.

How to join the B-Hub:
List of companies that applied to the B-Hub services along with the qualifications of the team members needed are published in the table below.
Supervisors and technical experts are invited to apply through this form (goo.gl/n85Ehk).
students/Unemployed Fresh Graduates are invited to apply through this form (goo.gl/7K9PF2).
Teams are formed on a competitive basis: students applied first will be selected as team members – given they are studying the required specialty.

For any questions, please call 02-298 48 12 or email rndean@birzeit.edu

List of companies and their needs:

#

Scope of work of the company

Company location

Main problems / needs

Team composition /specialists needed

Team formed Yes/No

  1.  

Food production (dairy based)

Hebron village

• Enhancing the quality of products
• Branding
• Packaging design
• Marketing strategy & CRM

• Food technologist, expert
• Expert in branding & packaging & marketing
• 2 students from the nutrition specializations
• 3-4 students from the Business faculty (1 could be a Master student)

Yes

  1.  

Furniture

Hebron village

Feasibility study

• Expert in business planning & feasibility analysis
• 3-5 students from the Business faculty (1 could be a Master student)

Yes

  1.  

Carton production

Hebron village

  • Solution for the environmental damage (each month, the company burns about 50 tons of paper waste);

  • Enhancing the production process

  •  Mechanical engineer or production technologist , expert

  • 2 students from the mechanical engineering specialization

  • 2 students from the electrical engineering specialization

  • 1 IT engineering student   

No

  1.  

Metal commodities production (doors, safes, fences, etc)

Hebron village

  • Decrease the environmental damage of painting process;

  • Design for a new furun/oven for the painting stage;

  • Arrangement of the production process (working hours, new laborers, new machines)

  •  Mechanical engineer or production technologist, expert

  • 2 students from the mechanical engineering specialization

  • 2 students from the electrical engineering specialization

  • 1 IT engineering student   

No

  1.  

Dates producer (sorting, washing, and packaging of dates)

Jericho

Increasing efficiency of the sorting conveyer / dates sorting process

The process of sorting the dates at the dates packaging plants is fully automated: the computerized line sorts the dates according to the weight and humidity. The line looks like a conveyer with small cells: each cell should take one date, weigh it up, assess the humidity, and then either deliver to an appropriate packaging machine (depending on the weight) or return back to the beginning of the conveyer if the size & weight of the date cannot be recognized.

The latter situation occurs when two dates are placed into the same cell on the conveyer.

With the current settings of the conveyer, the situation when 2 dates are placed into the same cell occurs very frequently: nearly 50% of all dates are returned to the beginning of the conveyer and have to go through the weighing/sorting process again until their size is properly recognized by the machine.

  •  Mechanical engineer or production technologist, expert

  • 2 students from the mechanical engineering specialization

  • 2 students from the electrical engineering specialization

  • 2 IT engineering student   

No

6. B-Hub of BZU Ramallah

Development of e-platform for managing the mentoring process

 

B-Hub provides mentoring services to a big number of companies and startups. In order to track the progress and manage multidisciplinary teams of experts and students, we need a computerized platform that will serve for (i) collecting and maintaining the data on mentees and mentors; (ii) tracking the progress; (iii) managing mentoring teams; (iv) issuing progress reports.

The Word-based prototype for the platform is available.  

  • IT expert
  • 2-3 IT students
No
 
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