THE INTERNSHIPS HELD THROUGH EUROPEAN PROJECTS – A POSSIBLE FIRST STEP IN MANAGING THE YOUTHS' OWN CAREER - Polish Journal of Management Studies

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THE INTERNSHIPS HELD THROUGH EUROPEAN PROJECTS – A POSSIBLE FIRST STEP IN MANAGING THE YOUTHS' OWN CAREER

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THE INTERNSHIPS HELD THROUGH EUROPEAN PROJECTS A POSSIBLE FIRST STEP IN MANAGING THE YOUTHS' OWN CAREER
Achim M.I., Dragolea L., Kadar M., Căbulea L.

Abstract:  This   article   illustrates   how   internships   performed by   young   students during their studies can   represent the foundation   of their   future   career's management.   Applicative elements that can be found in a SOP HRD project   focused on   the internship/practical training   of students are mentioned;   the   views of   some students who   have completed   an internship   carried out   through an   European funded project ,  which gave them   the chance to get   in   contact   with the labor market are also given.  T he paper contains data regarding the role   of this kind of practical training/internship   in the   management process of   personal development and   the active   life .

Key words: management, human resources, career, labor market;

Introduction

The career is   the   dynamic framework   in which a person   lives his/hers   professional life,   a movement   along   a path -   in time-.   In order to "navigate" on   this   path, a person needs   certain   knowledge and skills   that can be   acquired   by conducting an   internship .  Through   "professional career"   a   developmental   sequence   of professional activities   and positions   held   in an organization is meant , which  are achieved by a person,   as well as   his/hers skills, knowledge  and abilities that are   developed   over   time.
The practical training represents an important step   in each ambitious   student's   academic life, which  is  decided and   determined   to   create their own path in a life   which includes a   successful career.   The practical training represents a   valuable   experience   for any   student; it is
also- a process of   non-formal education   which is vital   in   today's   highly competitive market .
In   recent years,   the importance of practical training has increased   both for teachers   and educational institutions,   regarded as formers of   the future professionals   in various fields,   but especially   for the students and   companies   as   employers   and   prospective   employees.   The importance given to   practical trainings developed by students is given an increasing degree of importance, if we analyze the  m ultitude of   existing European   projects   that   give to young people   the chance to   get in contact   with   the   practical part of their studies and to learn   what their future   profession/job   involves .

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Summary

The project carried out   by   "1 Decembrie   1918" University of   Alba   Iulia,   in partnership   with "Constantin   Brâncuși" University of  Târgu  Jiu, "Vasile   Alecsandri"   University of   Bacău ,  Media   One and Novensys   Corporation   companies
beneficiary: the Ministry   of Education, Research , Youth and Sports  ( MECTS ) a ims at promoting   the innovative activities   from the universities   among   the interested entities   ( academia and  business environment); developing and   providing guidance ,  advice and counseling to   students through training based   on the simulation of several specific practices to   the economic   field; improving   the   competencies, skills and abilities of students that attend classes at Marketing, Management and The economy of tourism, trade and services specializations and the increase of the competitiveness   of graduates   on the labor market   by   learning through   internships.
The practical training/internship   represent,  primarily,   an important component   of   the educational plan  -  it   is credited ,  has learning objectives   and forms   several certain competencies.   It   converges   towards the achievement of the core competencies of   the profession of   economist   or   economics   graduate and, from this point   of view ,  referring to   the learning outcomes,   to   the formation of competences and   -not just to the accumulation of   knowledge , we can certainty say   that   the role of the internship is even more   important   than the role of an   ordinary   discipline - because,   during the practice , students  have the chance   to pilot   what they   have previously learned,   to apply   -in a   specific context-   what   they will be doing after   graduation,  they   get an idea   about   how   their work   would be   within   their profession as economists.   The practical training/ internship   helps   students   not only   to   form   competencies, but also to   form   a   set of expectations   about what   will be after graduation, to develop   distinct   attitude towards their profession,   to   internalize   certain values   ​​related to   ethics,   professional conduct,   teamwork,   integration   in a team and, overall, in a   company.
The practical training/internship   is essential   in   terms of   future activities   that will be developed by students after graduation, in   terms of   acquiring competencies,  attitudes and   professional   socialization;   in addition , students  have the opportunity   to   carry out their internships -during   the years of study-   in different places   and   to form   expectations   about various kinds   of activities   - whether they are connected to research , documentation, operative or administrative field  or if they belong to private companies.


References


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[5] Internal documents that served at writing the project;
[6] http://administraresite.edu.ro/index.php/articles/c963/, accessed on 02.04.2013;
[7] http://www.proiecte-fse-fundatianejloveanu.ro/intre-teorie-si-practica-pr22.html;


PRAKTYKI ORGANIZOWANE PRZEZ PROJEKTY EUROPEJSKIE
PIERWSZY MOŻLIWY KROK W ZARZĄDZANIU KARIERĄ WŚRÓD MŁODYCH

Streszczenie: W artykule przedstawiono sposób jak korzystanie z praktyk przez studentów w trakcie trwania ich studiów może stanowić podstawę ich przyszłej kariery zawodowej. Elementy aplikacyjne, jakie znajdują się w programie SOP HRD, koncentrują się na stażu/szkoleniu praktycznym studentów, opinie studentów którzy zakończyli praktyki zawodowe organizowanego przez projekty europejskie, które dały im możliwość kontaktu z rynkiem pracy. Artykuł zawiera dane dotyczące roli tego rodzaju prakty/stażu w procesie zarządzania karierą zawodową i aktywnego życia.

Słowa kluczowe: zarządzanie, zasoby ludzkie, kariera, rynek pracy


 
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