Our Study & Career Coaches at IU
YOUR SUPPORT OPTIONS DURING YOUR STUDIES
We won’t leave you on your own! During your studies, our Study & Career Coaches will be at your side. They’ll advise you whenever you need support.
Time management, learning methods, motivation - the study coaches at IU have insight into these topics and more!
Do you have questions about your application? Then you can receive career coaching tips or help with your application documents.
Exactly the support you need!
Your studies the way you want them! Do you need more support or would you rather have more freedom? It doesn’t matter how you decide to shape your study path: Our study coaches are always happy to help you with learning, motivation or reflection strategies, to name just a few. On an ad hoc or long-term basis. Right at the beginning or in the middle. Completely individualised according to your needs.
Important study topics – and ideas for them!
- Time management
Studies, job, family – how can we balance everything? Time management is an important factor in your studies. Our study coaches support you in creating a personalised plan to integrate everything that is important to you into your everyday life.
Find the necessary motivation for your studies! With the right goals, you will find the right drive for your studies. Learn to set short, medium and long-term goals as well as techniques to overcome your inner obstacles.
- Learning strategies
Would you like to study in a more efficient way with the right strategy? Then get advice on different learning methods and styles. Our study coaches will also show you how to use our learning materials in the best possible way.
Our student’s experiences with our study coaches
Why did you decide to make use of the Study Coach?
In order to find out whether I could manage my job and my studies at the same time, I wanted to have an experienced person at my side who could give me professional feedback.
That's why I was pleased when I found out that I would be accompanied by a Study Coach.
What did the Study Coach particularly support you with?
I was given dedicated support in the form of regular telephone calls, which helped me to keep my goals in mind.
The Study Coach devised a plan with me.
What advantages do you see in an individual advisory service in general?
Since everyone is different, it’s good to have a personal, tangible contact who responds to your own personal situation, especially in distance learning.
The individual advisory service definitely makes you feel very valued.
Why did you decide to make use of the Study Coach?
When I decided to study part-time, it was immediately clear to me that I wanted to make use of support in order to organise my many thoughts about the course of my studies.
In particular, I was concerned with how I could ensure that I achieved my own desired progress during my studies. It's helpful to have a sparring partner by your side who helps you not to rush through your studies at full speed, but rather to take care of yourself and organise your studies step by step.
What did the Study Coach support you with in particular?
For me, the most impressive thing was the support in organising my own study process. It was very helpful for me to receive continuous and accompanying impetus to structure my planned modules.
My Study Coach guided me through the systems in an uncomplicated and (always) timely manner, and I had the information at hand that I needed for part-time study.
What advantages do you generally see in an individual advisory service?
For me, the individual advisory service is a great additional offer and can be recommended without reservation. This way, I was able to start the following semester without a doubt thanks to the continuous support and the regular exchange of information.
Your career coaching
Are you ready to conquer the job market? If you still need a little support, we have just what you need. In our free 1:1 video coaching*, our certified career coach will advise you on your next career steps! You decide exactly what the 45-minute zoom session is about: Application tips? Tricks for a career change? Tips for further development? Our career coach will help you with all these things and many more!
But we have another offer for you: With a free check of your application documents, you’ll make sure that they will blow away any prospective employer!
*This offer applies to Bachelor students with at least 120 ECTS credits and Master students.
Other contact points
Lecturers and tutors
Your studies, your rules. You decide for yourself how and when you need help – our lecturers will help you with any questions you may have about the content of your course and will provide you with tips on further literature and sources.
The student network
Network with your fellow students! You can exchange personal information with your fellow students via MS Teams. You can network across national borders and arrange to meet up in study groups. Or simply get together for a nice cup of coffee.
If you have any further questions about our study and career coaching or would like to discuss something else, please contact our IU Student Advisory Service.
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