Students explain their course of studies
TUMstudinews: Kami, why is it that you want to show commitment for school pupils?
Kami Hattler: I still remember how difficult it was for me to decide on a course of studies. I was always interested in many things, and I never really had that “one favorite subject” at school. Thus, I had to take up a search – but I had a bit of help.
Now, you provide help for the next generation of students.
In my opinion, it’s a good idea to listen to actual students to gather information about a course of studies that might be of interest. That would have been very helpful for me as well, but I managed to make a good choice anyway, luckily enough.
So you’re happy with your course of studies?
Landscape Architecture and Landscape Planning is a course of studies that not many people have heard about at all – let alone knowing what it is all about. I came across the subject more or less by chance, but it covers all my interests. My course of studies is fun, and that’s what I want to let the pupils know as well. I want to show them that there is more than just Business Administrations, studying to become a teacher, Architecture, and “something that has to do with media”.
What exactly do you do as a part of visiTUM?
I visit schools that, for example, offer lectures for their pupils in the context of advanced vocational orientation. The lectures focus on general information about studying at TUM, and I share my views about my own studies. I try to inform them about how the course of studies is organized, but I also talk about what I see as important or informative, personally.
How were you prepared for your first “mission”?
We took part in a workshop where we heard one of these lectures. Also, we were introduced to presentation tool that we use to support our lectures at the schools. The tool was new for me. Then we had time to prepare our individual presentations for the school visits. The first lecture was quite relaxed, and I’m looking forward to the coming ones.
Why is it worthwhile to be part of visiTUM?
VisiTUM offers the possibility to support your own course of studies. Every student has individual motivations – whether it is the women’s quota in Mathematics or simply the desire to make the subject area better known, like I do.
You are not really “academic advisors”, are you?
The nice thing is that the lectures always come with a general lecture by an academic advisor, so I can concentrate on my own study subject. This allows you to reach many students and to provide them with general and specific information at the same time. I would like to encourage every school pupil to listen to a visiTUM-lecture, if possible, and every student should consider the opportunity to get involved with visiTUM. It’s worth it!
- Kami Hattler (24) is in her 7th semester of Landscape Architecture and Landscape Planning at TUM. Her focus is on Landscape Architecture. Since eight semesters are common in her course of studies, she is almost finished. She will be writing her Bachelor’s thesis in the summer semester.
Are you a TUM-student, and would you like to join visiTUM? In order to be optimally prepared for the lectures, there is a compulsory introductory workshop on Thursday, April 27, 2017 (approx. 2 pm to 6 pm). To register, please fill out the form until March 20, 2017: Registration visiTUM