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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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LUNA, Iúri Novaes; BARDAGI, Marucia Patta; GAIKOSKI, Marina M.  and  MELO, Fernanda de S.. Junior companies as spaces for career development in undergraduation: reflections from a training experience. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.4, pp. 441-451. ISSN 1984-6657.

Career guidance for undergraduates aims to enhance the academic experience of students and train graduates better prepared for the labor market and more satisfied with their career choices. One deliberate career development strategy may be the participation of students in junior enterprises. This is an emerging and therefore a privileged field of study and intervention in the area of vocational development during undergraduate studies. In this article, we discuss the importance of junior enterprises as spaces for career exploration and for strengthening the professional identity of its members. Also, we discuss the possibility of a closer relationship between the activities of work and organizational psychology and vocational psychology, using the reflections on a psychology internship experience in a junior enterprise in the food industry. Thus, it is hoped this may contribute to discussions about university education.

Keywords : university; career planning; work.

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