FIRST EXPERIENCES AS A FRESHMAN
Math prep course
Two weeks before lectures began, we were at the university for the first time to refresh what we had suppressed since May: mathematics. After five hours of lectures and exercises, we were ready for the Oktoberfest, which luckily gave us sweeter start! After these two weeks, we were definitely prepared for the actual start of our studies – in two ways: the pre-course had prepared us in terms of mathematics and the opportunity to meet our future fellow students, which was perhaps far more important. Especially for the people not from Munich it was really easy to make first contacts and to find our way in the new environment. It was during this time that the first get-together at the Chinese Tower took place, which (as you can see) was a complete success. The math prep course was incredibly helpful in terms of getting used to it and certainly not just for our math knowledge.
Mentor groups and first-time regulars
After the first two days, the lectures, exercises, etc. began. It is strange that there are only five subjects left that all have to do with each other somehow, but that is exactly why we are here. We are pretty happy that most of our events take place in the Audimax and hopefully you will learn how to orientate yourself… You got used to the routine very quickly and we can hardly believe that our first module Entrepreneurship is over again. After Christmas comes the first major decision we have to make: the choice of the scientific focus. This is followed by the first exams that seemed so far away (but are now somehow within reach!) All in all, we can look back on an eventful time that has passed incredibly quickly. The change from school to university, often the move to a new city, away from home, was made easier for us wherever possible (and mostly with success), especially getting to know each other.