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......@@ -42,7 +42,7 @@ actually employed by the state.
By default, you will be enrolled to an insurance called \enquote{VBL
Klassik}.
You can opt for the \enquote{VBL Extra} instead, if you are likely to be employed
at KIT for \emph{less} than five years~\footnote{
at KIT for \emph{less} than three years~\footnote{
\url{https://www.vbl.de/de/versicherte/pflichtversicherung/vblklassik/}
and
\url{https://www.vbl.de/de/versicherte/freiwillige_versicherung/produktinformationen_vblextra/}
......@@ -57,12 +57,12 @@ We give no warranty of any kind.
Take this information just as an FYI that you have a choice here.
You have to be enrolled in the \emph{Klassik} insurance for at least a
waiting period of five years before you are eligible for any services,
waiting period of three years before you are eligible for any services,
whereas in the \emph{Extra} you could receive insurance services right
from the begin.
If you opt for the \emph{Extra}, you will fall back into the
\emph{Klassik} when you get your contract renewed beyond
five years of employment at KIT -- that happens automagically right when
three years of employment at KIT -- that happens automagically right when
you renew your contract.
If you seek a career in public service in Germany, you could likely
carry on a \emph{Klassik} insurance to other public institutions (e.g.,
......@@ -70,8 +70,7 @@ universities).
On the other hand, you can continue paying into an \emph{Extra}
insurance once you leave KIT (talk to VBL early, there are deadlines).
\checkitem{I have given the VBL Klassik / Extra choice some thought and
talked to someone knowledgeable about it.}
\checkitem{I have given the VBL Klassik / Extra choice some thought}
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......@@ -105,7 +105,7 @@ For further reading, here are a few books that we recommend.
\item \enquote{A PhD Is Not Enough! -- A Guide to Survival in Science}
by Peter J. Feibelman (partly more focussed on the US research system but still worth reading)
\item \enquote{Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day}
by Joan Bolker (gives some useful tipps on getting started with writing)
by Joan Bolker (gives some useful tips on getting started with writing)
\item \enquote{Tomorrow's Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering}
by Richard M. Reis (fairly expensive but should be a good advisor on deciding whether to aim for a career in science (professorship) or not; was recommended by a professor in 2016's UbiComp Doctoral School)
\end{itemize}