Question 1 of 10
Which skills would you like to use in your future career?
- Social skills e.g. helping children with learning difficulties.
- Creativity and openness towards to new things and ideas.
- Operation of technical equipment and machinery.
- Analyse problems carefully and systematically under consideration of broader contexts.
- Correct and accurate work.
- Good foreign language proficiency.
- Conflict-solving abilities.
- Sense of responsibility e.g. in order to assume responsibility for important projects.
- Experiment and plan, implement and evaluate laboratory tests.
- Use computer skills.
- Manual skills/physical strengths.
- Design and planning skills.
Question 2 of 10
What is important to you?
- Being a manager/leader
- Physical activitiy (E.g. sport, manual work)
- Research work
- Scientific curiosity
- Inner balance
- Sense of responsibility
- Family and friends
Question 3 of 10
Which of the following characteristics are your strengths?
- Problem-oriented working
- Ability to communicate
- Good with your hands
- Willing to take risks
- Able to take criticism
- Logical thinking
Question 4 of 10
Imagine that your friends or family had to describe you. How likely is it that they would name the following characteristics?
- Imaginative (you like to use your imagination)
- Practical (you prefer to put your plans into practice immediately rather than fiddle around for a long time)
- Persuasive (you can make people see reason)
- Empathetic (you show an interest in people’s cares and concerns)
- Unconventional (you have your own mind and solve problems in your own way)
- Detail-oriented (you take care of the details)
- Sporty (your trainers are always to hand)
- Innovative (full of ideas, interested in new solutions)
- A born leader (you like to lead a group or team)
- Careful (you always proceed thoroughly and precisely)
- Problem-solving (you master challenges easily)
- Idealistic (you stand up for your convictions)
Question 5 of 10
On which topics do your family and friends most often ask your advice?
- Art and painting
- Drawing up plans and checklists
- Theater, music, literature
- Biology, geography
- Voluntary work
- Data security in social networks
- Mathematics, physics, chemistry
- Care of/social interaction of people
- Leading and conducting discussions and lines of argument
Question 6 of 10
How strongly do you agree with the following statements about how you spend your free time?
- I like being outdoors and I am interested in plants and animals.
- I like taking part in poetry slams.
- I like to do voluntary social work.
- I am curious.
- I like singing or playing an instrument.
- I am a supervisor in my part-time job/sports club/youth club/ and make sure that everything runs smoothly.
- I like putting things together according to instructions.
- I keep lists at home of my CDs, DVDs, computer games etc.
- I work as a tutor to help younger pupils find their feet at school.
- I like to organise and run events and parties.
- I make sure that sponsors are found for a youth club so it can purchase new equipment.
- I like to puzzle over theories and mathematical/physical problems.
Question 7 of 10
Many schools offer a wide range of group activities. How interested are you in the following groups?
- 5 Euro Business: You develop a business idea and a strategy in a team game and put them into practice in a fictitious market.
- Yearbook: You are carefully preparing a year book
- Stock Exchange: You trade with the stock prices from real stock exchanges in the the stock exchange business game.
- Music: You make music, sing and rehearse songs which are presented at a summer party or an evening concert.
- Brain Games and Puzzles: This group involves solving brain games, puzzles and logic tasks.
- Pupils’ Café: You are in charge of the stock and listing all purchases.
- School Council: You listen to the cares and concerns of the pupils at your school and try to mediate between teachers and pupils.
- Parkour: You must overcome the obstacle course and find the fastest and most efficient way from A to B, your chosen goal.
- Arbitration: You are trained as an arbitrator and mediate between pupils in the breaks.
- School Improvements: You redecorate the classroom walls and bring creative ideas to the school building.
- School Garden: You dig, trim, plant, build and take care of the school garden.
Question 8 of 10
There are many opportunities at FAU to do voluntary work alongside your studies. Which of the following appeal to you?
- You work in an initiative which improves studying conditions for disabled students.
- You would rather earn money than do voluntary work. That is why you are looking for a part-time job to boost your finances.
- You help the university to set up a research laboratory where people can conduct their own experiments and experience science first hand.
- You build a formula racing car in a team and enter competitions against other university teams.
- You are involved in FAU’s university magazine, write short contributions and articles or on occasion interview professors.
- You deal with all the administrative work such as minutes and correspondence.
Question 9 of 10
You are planning to do an internship after you leave school. How appealing to you are the following internships?
- An internship in a cultural organisation where I can get creative
- An internship with a pharmaceuticals manufacturer with a chance to check out the research department.
- An internship in the materials management department of a company.
- An internship in a zoo where I can study the causes of animal diseases.
- An internship in a school.
- An internship in a management consulting firm which advises clients on corporate strategy.
- An internship in a car workshop where I can fiddle about with cars.
- An internship with a sports club where I can keep fit.
- An internship in the area of corporate quality management where compliance with rules and regulations is checked.
- An internship in the design department of an advertising agency.
- An internship in the Human Resources department of a company where I can shadow the HR manager.
- An internship related to the integration of migrants.
Question 10 of 10
You want to set up a flatshare with some friends at the start of university. You find an apartment quickly but there is a lot to do before you move in. How enthusiastic are you about the following tasks?
- The first thing I do is analyse the quality of the tap water to make sure we can use it as drinking water.
- I take care of smaller repair jobs myself, paint the walls and change dead light bulbs.
- I keep close track of all our household costs.
- I plan our housewarming party and make sure that we get generous cash injections from our parents and grandparents.
- When people apply for our empty room, I look and see which of them could best fit in with us.
- Most important to me is that the apartment is nicely furnished and the walls get a classy lick of paint.