Big Sister - Mentoring and Networking

About Big Sister

Big Sister is a program for female students with migration background or from abroad at TU Darmstadt and provides them with different events to connect and network. In meeting other women and exchanging views and experiences, tips and tricks for studying and living in Darmstadt can be passed on. Different topics and needs are addressed via regular group meetings and networking events, e.g. relevant study- and career-tips, ideas for leisure time and living in Darmstadt, or preparing together for exams and getting to know different learning techniques.

Upcoming events

Prior registration via email to the project coordinator is required in order to receive the Zoom link:

Tuesday, 19 October, 4:30 p.m.:

Virtual Information Event on the program start in the winter semester 2021/2022.

Friday, 22 October, 3 p.m.: Group Meeting, bring your own topic

Tuesday, 16 November, 5-7 p.m.: Mentor training

Thursday, 18 November, 5-7 p.m.: Mentee training

Tuesday, 23 November, 5-7 p.m.: Kick-Off Event

New participants and interested people are welcome to join at any time!

Application sheet – Application deadline: 31st October 2021

Since its beginning in 2013, 264 female students have participated from 27 disciplines from all departments.

All female students of TU Darmstadt can take part in the program. Especially welcome are female students with a history of migration or from abroad and from STEM-fields.

Big Sister Mentoring:

In the following winter semester 2021/22 group mentoring will be offered from November 2021.

The mentoring addresses especially female students from abroad or with a history of migration which are in their first semesters of a Bachelor- or Master-degree. Together with a mentor, they exchange experiences and share knowledge in a save group or one-to-one-setting. Our female Buddys also provide tips and tricks regarding leisure time and offer meetings to chat about at, culture, sports and so on.

Big Sister Networking:

Regular networking and group events invite all female students of TU Darmstadt to get to know each other and talk about all things studying and living in Darmstadt. From topics like preparing for exams or learning about different time management styles, finding internships or jobs, to being confident in class and beyond, the program offers many aspects. Plus, Big Sister invites sucessful women from business and academia to share their insights about how to succeed in your career. Insights on how to study via virtual platforms and how to use certain tools are now also right in the center of the program.

Meetings will be held in German and English.

In addition, a Moodle course will be offered. Therefore please refer to the .

Center for Educational Development and Technology A central service facility targeting students, teaching staff and faculty, offering qualification and quality development programmes.
Language Resource Center of TU Darmstadt Offers language courses and other services for all students and staff of TU Darmstadt.
Evangelische Studierenden- und Hochschulgemeinde (ESG) Workshops and other offers for students.

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