Press Release 065/2009

Counseling of Night Owls

The Center for Information and Counseling (zib) Invites Interested Pupils to Come to the First ”Lange Nacht der Beratung“
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zib offers information until the late night hours on July 2. (Photo by: Uni Karlsruhe)

Presently, high-school graduates in the region are being handed out their graduation certificates. Most wish to start studies at universities, but often, they are not certain which subject to choose. Help is offered by the first “Lange Nacht der Beratung” (Long night of counseling) of the KIT Center for Information and Counseling (zib). On Thursday, July 2, 18 to 23 hrs, the zib team will offer support to all graduates who wish to take up studies at Zähringerstr. 65, directly near the market place.

”Always after graduation, the need for counseling is particularly high”, says zib worker Oliver Broschart. This year, a rather unusual service is offered to meet this need – the “Lange Nacht der Beratung” (Long night of counseling). According to Broschart, last-minute applicants and undecided shall be given support, before the application deadline for most studies courses in Karlsruhe and Pforzheim will expire on July 15. More than 100 basic studies courses, about half at the KIT, will be available for selection in Karlsruhe and Pforzheim. Broschart underlines that help is needed in particular with respect to the bachelor/master system.

The zib experts will address all questions relevant to the decision in personal and group talks. For example: Which subject corresponds to own dispositions? What are the differences between universities and higher technical colleges? Which career perspectives are offered by which studies? Is it generally reasonable to adjust personal selection to the labor market? But it is also important for the decision to find out where and how to apply for a place at university and which possibilities exist to finance studies.

As an additional service, zib will offer the opportunity to directly complete an online application for a place at university. During the “Lange Nacht der Beratung”, a telephone hotline will be available for questions regarding online application (0721 608 4930). Possibly occurring waiting times will be shortened by the zib offering short introductory courses regarding search options on the internet. For a successful start at university, visitors will be given valuable recommendations for organizing their studies, e.g. learning techniques and scientific working.

The Center for Information and Counseling (zib) is the central office for counseling relating to studies. It is responsible for the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and another seven universities in the region of Karlsruhe and Pforzheim. Six professional consultants offer advice on all studies-relevant topics in personal meetings, phone counseling, information events, and workshops. About 80 information brochures and an own library complete the services of the office.

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is the merger of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, member of the Helmholtz Association, and the Universität Karlsruhe. This merger will give rise to an institution of internationally excellent research and teaching in natural and engineering sciences. In total, the KIT has 8000 employees and an annual budget of 700 million Euros. The KIT focuses on the knowledge triangle of research – teaching – innovation.

The Karlsruhe institution is a leading European energy research center and plays a visible role in nanosciences worldwide. KIT sets new standards in teaching and promotion of young scientists and attracts top scientists from all over the world. Moreover, KIT is a leading innovation partner of industry.

jm, June 25, 2009


Monika Landgraf
Head of Corporate Communications, Chief Press Officer
Phone: +49 721 608-41150
Fax: +49 721 608-43658
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