The Fair, aimed at students, aimed to "bring together professionals
and training entities who have made themselves available to provide
clarifications about the profession they carry out, in order to clarify
the students about the professional output they want."
a room surrounded by professional "banquets" with psychologists,
professors and professional representatives of courses at the University
of Minho and Professional Schools in Braga, the students went through
the place, full of curiosity, asking, among other things, the conditions
of access to This or that course, the professional exits, the chairs, the averages necessary for the entrance; Finally, important questions when deciding the way forward.
psychologist Graça Milhazes, responsible for the Psychology and
Guidance Service of Carlos Amarante High School, told the Diário do
Minho that this initiative "was a very good experience because it served
for students to be informed of the various alternatives they have
regarding options Professional career '.
"I think the students who came here went home certain of what they want in life," he added.
According to Graça Milhazes, "since the beginning of the year, the
Carlos Ama- rante School has been making clarification sessions with the
students and their parents, so that the choice made by the students is a
pleased with the results was Pinto de Carvalho, president of the
school's executive council, who recalled the importance of a successful
choice: "It is important that the student leaves school perfectly clear
about what he or she wants; And this was the function of the Trade Fair. "
Fair pleased the "exhibitors" and students
Everything indicates that the "Professions Fair" was to the
satisfaction of both the training entities and the students who went to
school, in search of clarification regarding the course they intend to
On the part of the students, although many of them already had
pre-defined ideas about what they want, the conversation with the
psychologists and formative entities served mainly as confirmation of
is the case of Susana Borges who, after a lecture with the
representative of the Course of Applied Biology, had no doubts: "This is
the course I want to take. I have always enjoyed research in the field of biology and with this fair I have really been assured of what I want, "he said.
Equally enlightened was André Mota: "I no longer doubt the course I intend. I want to take the course of Biological Engineering because it is a
very attractive area and I think it has many professional opportunities »
The "Professions Fair" also served to promote some almost unknown
courses, but with great acceptance in the Portuguese business
environment, especially in the Minho region.
This is what happened to the representatives of the Production
Engineering Course who, with a well-built "stand" and with leaflets and
other promotional materials, were there showing the qualities and the
vast professional exits that the degree allows.
Guilherme Pereira, course director, explained to DM what this engineering consists of.
is an engineering that focuses its attention on the optimization of
productive processes (rationalization of the use of resources),
regardless of technology; From small and medium-sized enterprises to large enterprises; And covers areas such as Organization and Production Management,
Hygiene and Safety, Time and Methods, Quality, Project Evaluation and
Management, Logistics, among other areas.
A course in which, according to Guilherme Pereira, so far, all the
graduated students were placed and if there were more they would also
have guaranteed employment.
The "Professions Fair" has shown that students have indeed been prepared for a conscious choice. Ana Raquel, already with her chosen choice, did not let herself be enthused by courses with job security.
"The choice of course has to do with our vocation and not with the job
offer, because it is also bad to choose a course or a profession that
you do not like just because it gives you a lot of money or guarantees
the right job," he said.
the 13 "bancas" present, we highlight the Speech Therapy, Tourism,
Professional School of Braga, Employment Center, Production Engineering,
Biological Engineering, Applied Engineering, Amar Terra Verde,
designer, among others.