University of São Paulo: USP professions fair on the Butantã campus informs about courses and careers

USP’s Butantã campus will host, from September 1st to 3rd, 2022, the 16th edition of the USP Fair and Professions . 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 .

After nine years of the last edition held on campus, the event returns to Cidade Universitária 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 Fair and the Professions is a very important event because it involves all USP units and, above all, 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 Extension. University of USP.

In Praça do Relógio, 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.

interactive activities
To help students choose a 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 Química em Ação group, made up of students and professors from the Instituto de Química, 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. Aiming at improving body awareness, the dynamics of the choir work on issues such as posture, breathing, emission, articulation, resonance and musicality;

– Free movie sessions with Cinusp;

– Musical performances by the USP Symphony Orchestra;

– The Giant Cell, developed by the Center for Human Genome Studies of the Institute of Biosciences at USP, makes it possible to know the interior of a cell with all its organelles, the nucleus, Golgi complex, mitochondria and others in a structure of 40 cubic meters ;

– 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 and Professions 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 event
The USP and Professions 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, on the Ribeirão Preto campus. Until 2019, different USP campuses in the interior promoted annual editions, on a rotating basis. In the capital, the event has been held annually since 2006. After a period on 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.

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