I F - Career Service

5 Questions to Martin Bock

Dr. rer. nat. Martin Bock has been a mentor from the very beginning and has already supported plenty of students.

In addition, he has been a reading mentor in a North Berlin primary school for years and gets pupils excited about science.

Q: What made you decide to get involved as a mentor?
A: As a mentor, I wanted to exchange ideas with younger people and pass on both good and bad experiences. Mentoring enriches both mentee and mentor in personal experience through dialogue.

Q: What topics were talked about most often?
A: Just a few examples of many topics: In which industries and fields of work could my degree be in demand? Where and how do I want to work, self-employed, employed, or as a civil servant and in which region? How should work and career be balanced with private life and family commitments? What failures can be avoided?

Q: What might you also have learned from your mentees?
A: I learned from my mentees how university works today.

Q: What was the most valuable experience for you during the mentoring tandems?
A: The most valuable thing for me was the trusting interaction with each other - old and young belong together!

Q: What advice would you give to new mentors?
A: New mentors should be curious about their mentees and willing to learn from them - on eye level!