Besides Mathematics From Gardetanz (a german carnival dance) to a Music Festival
But if you think STEM subjects are the 19-year-old's only focus, you're mistaken. It's important to him to have time for family, friends and hobbies. For example, he trains four times a week in Gardetanz (a german carnival dance), a sport he got to know and love through his older sister. Traveling is also one of his top priorities. Right after graduating from high school, he went skiing and then off to Paris. He also has a lot planned for the near future. In June, for example, he's going to a music festival.
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Valentino wants to encourage other young people to pursue a career in a STEM subject. He emphasizes: »definitely beneficial, whether in research or business«. He also points out that, at least as he was able to get to know the research work, the atmosphere, especially at Fraunhofer ITWM, is very pleasant and allows for a good work-life balance. Therefore, he can very well imagine coming back for another internship or a Hiwi position during his studies. We would definitely be excited!