Arrange a welcome orientation and a tour. Introduce your new employee to their new colleagues. Ensure that anything a new employee needs (for example, their computer, phone, tools, workspace, etc.) are set up in advance.
Tailor your orientation process to the student's level of experience. This could include providing information about workplace behaviour and safety, information about etiquette, and expectations surrounding confidentiality.
Allow for a learning curve. This may be their first experience in a professional environment.
Establish check-ins on a regular basis.
Provide feedback regularly at scheduled review sessions. Be open to adjusting the student's responsibilities as needed.
Provide the student with relevant materials that will help them in their new role, like information about past projects, examples, and templates.
Invite students to connect with their colleagues or other professional colleagues that may help them explore their path. Facilitate meetings.
Invite students to staff social activities.
Help your employee to learn about the company's culture. Share success stories and stories of challenges that have been overcome.