Free, the USP and Careers Fair takes place in September on the Butantã campus, returning to the face-to-face format. The event brings information about courses and teaching units, interactive activities, vocational guidance and instructions on how to enter USP.
By Elcio Silva
USP’s Butantã campus will host, from September 1st to 3rd, 2022, the 16th edition of the USP Careers Fair. The initiative of the Dean of Culture and University Extension at USP (PRCEU) is aimed at high school students and preparatory courses for the entrance exam. Participation is completely free, but to speed up entry, interested parties can register in advance on the website uspprofissoes.usp.br.
After nine years of the last edition held on campus, the event returns to University City and brings various possibilities to students, taking advantage of the proximity to teaching units, museums, laboratories and the environment that young people can find as a student, including activities being carried out in several of these locations.
“The USP Careers Fair is a very important event because it involves all USP units and, mainly, because it brings the University very close to society. The dimension it has reached in recent years demonstrates this importance, especially since dialoguing with society is one of the pillars of our mission. During the Fair, we have the opportunity to interact with tens of thousands of young people, as well as with their families, seeking to guide them in the best possible way to plan their future.”, highlights Professor Marli Quadros Leite, dean of culture and university extension at USP.
In the Clock Square, architectural landmark and symbol of the University, the fair brings together stands with USP students and professors who present their careers and clarify doubts about the courses offered, the professions, the job market, academic training, disciplines, syllabus , university life and specializations.
Guidance will also be provided on ways to enter the University and on programs and scholarships to encourage student permanence.For professors, there will be dissemination of the extension courses offered by USP, many of them free of charge.
In addition to the main location, visitors can learn a little more about USP through the Giro Cultural tour, which will travel through various locations on the campus on a bus.
Some activities will be carried out in a hybrid format, with live broadcast on the Youtube channel. For food, the 2022 edition will feature a food truck structure. Special parking spaces will be allocated for bus accommodation.
To help students choose their profession, the Institute of Psychology at USP (IP) will hold workshops, such as vocational guidance. In previous years, the vocational stand was one of the most sought after by visitors and this time the activity will be held directly at the Institute.
In addition to this action, the event offers interactive activities, shows and lectures, such as:
– The Chemistry in Action group, made up of students and professors from the Institute of Chemistry, uses theater and philosophy to tell stories in a didactic and interactive way;
– The Physics Show, created more than 38 years ago, carries out curious and fun experiments to stimulate the formation of new scientists;
– USP Coral Workshops bring challenges and different strategies to work the voice in collective and individual approaches. Visando o aprimoramento da consciência corporal, as dinâmicas do coral trabalham questões como: postura, respiração, emissão, articulação, ressonância e musicalidade.
– Free movie sessions with Cinusp;
– Musical performances by the USP Symphony Orchestra;
– The Giant Cell, developed by the Center for Human Genome Studies at the Biosciences Institute at USP, which makes it possible to discover the interior of a cell with all its organelles, the nucleus, Golgi complex, mitochondria and others in a 40-cubic-meter structure;
– Sports workshops with the Sports Practice Center team.
– Exhibitions of collections from USP museums;
– Chat Rooms.
The Choice of Profession
One of USP’s largest and most traditional events in the area of extension and relationship with society, The USP Careers Fair has been marked, for 20 years, by the intense participation of young people in search of their professional future.
The Dean comments that demand has grown even after two years in digital format.
“We had a surprising reach of this event even in digital format, with around 1 million hits in the last editions. In the face-to-face format, the demand reached around 70 thousand people in the three days of the event, showing the demand that exists for this type of information about careers and the possibilities for candidates to get vacancies here at USP. The Fair is yet another strategy to democratize access to public and free universities, as it shows that everyone can and should have access to one of the best universities in the world.”, highlights Marli.
The USP Careers Fair is a completely free event and is part of the “USP and Professions” Program, which also carries out monitored visits to teaching units throughout the year.
The first edition took place in 2001, at the Ribeirão Preto campus. Until 2019, different USP campis in the countryside promoted annual editions, on a rotating basis. In the capital, the event has been held annually since 2006. After a period at the Butantã campus, the event was held from 2014 to 2019 at USP’s Science and Technology Park (CienTec). In 2020 and 2021, with the covid-19 pandemic, the editions were online.
According to the USP yearbook, updated in 2021, 329 undergraduate courses are offered in the capital and in the interior of the state, in addition to 439 master’s and 405 doctoral programs, with 60,817 students enrolled in undergraduate courses and 29,454 in graduate courses, divided into 13,980 for the master’s degree and 15,474 for the doctorate.
USP Careers Fair 2022
When| From 1st to 3rd September 2022 (Thursday to Saturday) from 9 am to 5 pm.
Where| Clock Square, USP’s Butantã campus
Ave intersection. Afrânio Peixoto and Rua Alvarenga.
Av. Escola Politécnica, near to the number 403. Access by bus through entrance 2.
Av. Corifeu de Azevedo Marques, near to the number 2900.
Registration and accreditation | Participation is completely free, but to speed up entry, interested parties can register in advance on the website uspprofissoes.usp.br.
Contact for questions and information | email@example.com.