As illustrated by previous work, the students who work with us cover a wide variety of skill sets. If we believe a student is a good fit for your project, then we have good reasons to believe that that is the case.
That being said, you don’t need to take our word for it. You are more than welcome to speak with them so you can understand with whom you could be working as well as how their backgrounds and expertise align with your needs.
However, what we do recommend that you use proper discretion when determining how long to vet them. Keep in mind that students can be decide to work on other projects, and they can choose to switch projects, especially if the other project has a stronger commitment and/or project velocity in getting work done.
We also discourage asking students to perform any work that would directly or indirectly be doing work to achieve your business objectives, as their time is valuable and deserves to be compensated.
Asking them to give their verbal thoughts on the objectives you are trying to achieve is good, but they should not be asked to do any work towards those objectives until agreements have officially been signed.
In the end, please note that the decision to work with a student (or students) is ultimately your responsibility. StuDev shall not be liable in any way for damages (allegedly) caused by or in connection with working with the student(s) you choose.