Mentoring

A gentle start into the academic life: In addition to the Student Office the mentors will be the first contact persons in the institutes and foster the understanding of teaching and research in Mechanical Engineering at the KIT.

About the program

From the first semester onward, each student of the Carl Benz School (CBS) participating in the CBS College Program, is assigned a personal mentor. Experienced, young doctoral researchers of selected institutes of the Department of Mechanical Engineering conduct the Mentoring Program. A gentle start into the academic life: In addition to the Student Office the mentors will be the first contact persons in the institutes and foster the understanding of teaching and research in Mechanical Engineering at the KIT. With regular meetings, the mentors support the academic and personal development of the College Program students. The students will be able to discuss their study progress, pending questions and career perspectives with their personal mentor in a confidential environment to help them successfully navigate their studies from day one.

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Participating Mechanical Engineering Institutes:

 

Mentors

The mentoring teams consist of young scientists and lecturers and are associated with the following institutes of Mechanical Engineering:

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Albert Albers, IPEK: Institute for Product Engineering
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Böhlke, ITM-KM: Institute of Engineering Mechanics
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bettina Frohnapfel, ISTM: Institute of Fluid Mechanics
  • Dr.-Ing. Jens Gibmeier, IAM-WK: Institute of Applied Materials – Materials of Science and Engineering 
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Maas, ITT: Institute of Technical Thermodynamics
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Schulze, WBK: Institute of Production Science
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Seemann, ITM: Institute of Engineering Mechanics

The Mentoring Program is

  • conducted by PhD students from different mechanical engineering institutes at KIT 
  • a structured, long-term support for the student via conversations and impulses 
  • giving special insights into different research areas and opportunities early on
  • set in a confidential environment
  • collaborating closely with student counselling

 

The students will...

  • have a personal mentor during the participation in the CBS College Program
  • gain further insights into the institutes beyond one specialization
  • be in close exchange with young scientists 
  • receive support during their academic and personal development
  • improve their overall learning success
  • have the opportunity to bond with KIT institutes for further projects 
  • be prepared for further projects within the CBS College Program 
     

Each participant of the CBS College Program is assigned a personal mentor from the KIT institutes from the first semester onward. The mentors and students meet on a regular basis.

 

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