I got to research Finance models and code and document them. (Models in portfolio optimization and interest rate hedging)
it was amazing to be given a general problem and to find a good paper online that provides a solution, and then to turn that solution into a working piece of software.
I loved the opportunity to learn, along with the perfect balance of autonomy and guidance.
The result was performance that I am very proud of.
If possible, provide the student with a sort of 'syllabus' of what they will be doing throughout the term, so that they can prepare themselves better.
pleasant nice welcoming people, calm, intelligent, and nice to speak with
speak honestly to your supervisor about what kind of work you want to do, and how you want to do. They want to hear your view.