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Why did you choose this topic for your bachelor thesis/seminar paper?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
New answer on May 19, 2024
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Anonymous A asked on Oct 12, 2019

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Anonymous C replied on May 19, 2024

I have interest in machine learning for bechelor thesis and want to gain more experience with this topic. 

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Benjamin replied on Jan 05, 2024

Im Rahmen von PISA war die Umstrukturierung des Lehrplans ein großes Interesse bei mir vorhanden, die Aktualität und Wertigkeit für die Zukunft den Lehrplan zu überprüfen

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replied on Nov 01, 2019
McKinsey | NASA | top 10 FT MBA professor for consulting interviews | 6+ years of coaching

Passion, personal interest, working opportunity or fit with a professor are good points

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Javier replied on Aug 08, 2023

Because I feel curious about how systems works, and I'm passionate to discover root causes to fix problems

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Felix replied on Sep 27, 2022

- wanted to apply my gathered knowledge in AI

- before my thesis was in the industry, now wanted to check out at inst.

- cancer segmentation was meaningful for me and it was also a great challenge to organize everything

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Martin replied on Apr 06, 2023

Because I have personal relations to that country

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Anonymous B replied on Jun 21, 2022

The particular course I attended sparked an interest in the topic

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Hikmot replied on Feb 23, 2022

I was interested in International trade and finance at the time

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replied on Sep 30, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut


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updated an answer on Nov 10, 2019
Former Bain (4+ years, UK & Italy) | Ardian (France) | Specialized in Case Structuring, Case Cracking and Non-verbal Comm.

Reasons could be different:

  • Desire to make an impact (e.g. social impact)
  • Make a contribution to this unexplored field (e.g. emerging field)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit (e.g. test a new application)

Choosing a topic for your bachelor thesis/seminar paper is a challenge and takes time. If you wrote your thesis with passion, make it valuable and use it to gauge the interest of the interviewer (and show how excited you can be about solving a challenge).

Hope this helps!

Good luck with your preparation.


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