In MINT condition: Technische Universität Berlin’s MINTgrün pre-study orientation program

What factors motivate prospective students to do an orientation program in mathematics, information technology, natural science and technology (MINT)? In January 2019, five students at TU Berlin shared their thoughts with us concerning their decision to do a pre-study orientation program and how the program impacted their choice of degree. What is the situation like one year on? All five have completed the orientation program and are studying in a degree program at TU Berlin. In a second interview, they look back at the MINTgrün orientation program.

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Franziska, Leon, Sandra, Eva and Frithjof discuss the MINTgrün pre-study orientation program

Franziska Weißbach © Oana Popa-Costea

TU Berlin is the university for me

Chemical engineering or computer science? After completing the orientation program, Franziska Weißbach opted for chemical engineering. She was even able to transfer some credit points to her degree program.

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MINTgrün is like a big family

After one year of MINTgrün, Sandra Basche decided on the Industrial Engineering and Management program. She is actively involved as a student mentor and has already completed a semester abroad in Sweden.

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Testing out university life

Eva Müller was interested in mathematics at school. But did she really want to do her degree in mathematics? The orientation program offered by MINTgrün helped her make her choice.

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MINTgrün offers a wealth of opportunities

Math and physics were Frithjof Rickmer Feldtmann’s favorite subjects at school. After completing the MINTgrün program, he decided to study Natural Sciences in the Information Society.