Mia
from Germany

About me

Hey! My name is Mia and I’m studying Economical and Civil Engineering at TU Darmstadt. I am very excited to give you some insights of what a student-life at TU Darmstadt looks like and hope I can help you!

Mia,
Business Administration/Industrial Engineering - specialising in Civil Engineering B.Sc.

Luckily, TU Darmstadt is close to my home, offering the degree course I wanted to go for.

TU Darmstadt Ambassador Mia
Picture: Marie Brandt

Profile

Nationality:

German

Study programme:

Industrial Engineering with Civil Engineering

Why I chose TU Darmstadt:

TU Darmstadt is close to my home, offering the degree course I wanted to go for.

What I like about Darmstadt:

Darmstadt has its pretty small places I love like parks and old buildings! Besides I got to know great people.

How I felt about the start of the Digital Semester:

It was good! You most definitely need discipline but also you get more freedom deciding when to work on what!

What are the challenges I face in my studies:

Well I started 2019/2020 and I would say the biggest challenge was my first examination last winter when everything was down under with Corona and nobody new, how things would continue. Since then everything proceeded online, which is not too bad for me. But I wish at least some events could be in presence soon.

Fun fact about me:

Coffee and cats make me happy!

My favourite quote:

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” – Winnie The Pooh

What makes you happy:

A cup of coffee in the morning, some good music and being surrounded by people having a positive impact on me.

My favourite book:

My favourite book is “21 lessons for the 21st Century” by Yuval Noah Harari. I felt like it made me think and gave me motivation to rethink some sort of habits I have and things I do. I would suggest to read it.

What I would say to my younger self:

Maybe not to follow every trend coming up or stereotypes just because you feel like you have to do so because everyone does. Also sometimes the advice of my parents was not as bad as I thought back then. Most importantly, surround yourself with people who appreciate you and you are happy with.

You have to do this in Darmstadt:

Actually I think there is way more than only one thing you should do in Darmstadt. You should take some time on a summer night with friends and just walk around, maybe have some food at a restaurant and then go to a park like Rosenhöhe, then have a couple of beers and maybe end up in a bar in the Martinsviertel. But this is for post corona times. Right now I would highly recommend to take a walk with a friend at the Rosenhöhe, Mathildenhöhe or Ludwigshöhe and just enjoy the beautiful places Darmstadt has.