Every year at the end of the summer semester, undergraduates of the IT Systems Engineering programs present the results of their two-semester bachelor projects at the “Bachelor Podium.” In small groups, students work for a year on a specific problem in cooperation with project partners from research and industry. Besides confronting the practical issues and organization inherent in teamwork, students are also prepared for further aspects of their professional life. A part of this includes answering questions such as: How do I present technically complex topics in a vivid and understandable way? What information is relevant for a press release? What needs to be considered when creating a poster?
Not only are students supported by their professors and project supervisors throughout this process, but they are also prepared specifically for their 10-minute talk at the podium by coaches specialized in rhetoric and presentation.
This year, guests from politics, industry and science saw the results of 14 projects. Among those in attendance were representatives from leading German and international companies who were involved as project partners ― including Commerzbank, the Deutsche Bahn, Getemed, idealo, KPMG, Porsche, SAP, Shell and T-Systems. Each student team also presented its project results in posters, displayed in the lecture hall foyer. Guests were thus offered deeper insight into the project, and further opportunities for questions and discussions were created.
You can find an overview of all projects, press releases and brochures here.