Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hardy Lehmkühler gave the introduction to the study program. "We are established, the HFT has a good reputation, and our graduates are in demand in the job market," explained the HFT professor. No wonder: the bachelor's program is practice-oriented and, in addition, current topics such as laser scanning, AI, 3D printing and BIM (Building Information Modeling) are on the curriculum.
Many of the first-year students already have professional experience as surveying technicians and now want to advance further. Half of them are studying in the STUDY & WORK program, which is similar to a dual study program: Parallel to starting at the HFT, they have signed educational contracts with engineering firms and government institutions. They work there regularly alongside their studies.
After the introduction, VB mentor Jonathan Kappel gave a quick tour of the HFT and the library in Building 2, where Kerstin Kornmann provided information about the quiet place to study, as well as the facilities on offer (including research, self-lending, printing and scanning). Key Learning: It is better to renew literature in time than to pay overdue fines.
HFT Rector Prof. Dr. Katja Rade and Pro-Rector Prof. Dr. Elke Sohn invited in their welcoming speech to 'set goals': "Try to generate pictures of where you want to go - and where or how you want to work in 10 years." Stupa/Asta and the teams of Block 4 and Café cre8 explained their work and upcoming actions: among others, the big parties next Thursday and the following Thursday.
Central institutions and student initiatives presented themselves in the Info Market: From university sports to opportunities for studying abroad, language courses and Bafög applications to start-up support through 'Plan G' or the student consultancy 'Campus Konzept Stuttgart', the range was wide.