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.