Career Prospects of Near-to-leave-university Students

Author: Anna Turowska
Institution: University of Warsaw, Poland
Year of publication: 2018
Source: Show
Pages: 175-189
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PDF: kie/122/kie12211.pdf

The study focused on career of young educated adults in Poland. Professional expectations of the people completing university studies in Poland were compared with the needs of the labour market. Potential willingness to change job and workplace was presented. A tendency to start own business by the young educated Poles, as well as taking additional course of study in order to secure one’s professional future was also analyzed.


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