DAgmar Kuchenbecker's office biotop not only creates a comfortable climate, but also provides a good metaphor for entering the conversation. Many who come into the narrow room, on the back that has powerful pottery plants, look for something like an ecological niche – "a professional biotop," as it is called Kuchenbecker. And some shy philosophical candidate might wish that he was such a lively, noisy bird as the Yellow-breasted Aaca, to whom Kuchenbecker devoted a photo gallery to the wall. Being original, getting out of the crowd: it can be a recipe for success in your career.
Another group of clients with which the consultant will deal with will think of the jungle because they have lost sight of the Kuchenbecker's Tropicarium. The educational maze with the monster named "Examen" lurks in her dark heart. These students want the sociologist to show their way out of this jungle. Or give them a machete to crash the monster's head.
Facing the fears of the exam
A picture of a scout girl should satisfy Kuchenbecker better than a kite killer. Anyone who hopes for the fast, heroic solutions to their problems is wrong in Room 1.G014 Student Counseling at the Goethe University Westend Campus. As an exam and career coach, Kuchenbecker avoids apodictic announcements. A student of German studies who is in suspicion of self-doubt will never hear the phrase "Do the craft in the carpentry!" , She can not make decisions.
Kuchenbecker, a 61-year-old, short, gray hair, a woman who likes to laugh. Even if there's more tears in her office. On the table there is no box for the wipes, but a box with colorful panties. Kuchenbecker likes to write down things, give arguments, outline the way of making decisions. First of all, she listens. The main job must be done by the students themselves.
What they say to her, the counselor talks about it only very reserved. He is concerned that the client can be recognized if he describes his case in detail. Kuchenbecker offers open consultation and term by appointment. Individual coaching for students is not self-explanatory at state universities; interest is high enough. "The demand is shaken," says Kuchenbecker. They do not want everyone to admit, however, that he needs help because of stress on examinations or fear of the future. It happens that the people with whom he sat suddenly suddenly no longer knows when he meets the campus.
So Kuchenbecker constructs a typical case. Student law, one of the best in the school, has not sat in his studio and has been preparing for a state exam for two years now. Better on the side, going to the learning library, but may concentrate badly and can not solve the smartphone. Colleagues and friends graduated long ago, their parents pressured. There is not much left to dream about advocating justice. But give up, so close to finish?
Learning should also be learned
Kuchenbecker passes the scenario by point. It is not unusual for good students to fall into trouble at the university. Some of the classmates are working on a sovereign basis with little preparation, but studying is no longer without bribery. Learning also needs to be learned. Above all, if you are constantly distracted, whether it's forcing you to make money, it will be over the phone. Anyone who comes to a smart phone in any lecture does not give the subject time to sit, warns the consultant.