As one of 40 learners worldwide, Tanja Reiff, a DHPS grade 12 learner, had the chance to take part in the TU9-ING week, a study orientation week of the German universities in Darmstadt and Aachen focusing on engineering and natural sciences.
From 23 – 29 August 2020 pupils from all over the world had the chance to attend an exciting future-oriented programme. Usually, the participants receive a full scholarship for all travel and lodging expenses during the course of the event - unfortunately, this could only take place virtually this year.
The participants attended lectures, lab and faculty tours and received insights into the course contents, research topics and career perspectives within the different subject areas. Getting to know the corporate and practical approach on natural sciences and engineering is one of the key aspects of the study orientation week where the learners had the chance to get insights into a MINT company and the respective career options. In addition they met with students, TU9-ING alumni and their co-participants and enjoyed the get-together and networking via ZOOM.
Despite the virtual implementation of the event, DHPS learner Tanja Reiff got to know wonderful people and gained useful impressions for her choice of studies.
„Motivation and passion are equally important as the final school-leaving marks when deciding for a field of study”, says Reiff. „The TU9-ING week was a great experience for me. I got to know so many study areas and was able to exclude certain subjects for my future choice. I look forward to join a student group, to finally apply my acquired and still-to-learn knowledge in a practical manner and to make a valuable contribution to society.”
The TU9-ING orientation week has been launched in 2011 and is supported by the BIDS initiative and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.
Source: TU9 - German Universities of Technology / Article: DHPS Windhoek