The survival kit!

• Dare to communicate! Communicate with your contact at the company / organization. Poor communication often leads to your expectations being something quite different, and that you sit and roll your thumbs in frustration.
• Stand up for yourself! There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers. It is better to ask ten times than to get lost once.
• Keep regular contact with your supervisor at the university/college. The project you're doing is part of your education. Therefore it is important that what you perform is linked to your education.