Jr Consultoria UFPR – In 2019, we received the happy invitation to, with our experience and expertise, provide mentoring in Jr Consultoria UFPR.
To our Chief Strategy Officer – Frederico Burlamaqui – it was a source of great satisfaction to be able to provide voluntary mentoring to these students. It was also an immense opportunity to give back part of what was received from federal universities, having himself studied at UTFPR.
What is JR Consultoria UFPR?
For those who don't know, it is the junior company of the Applied Social Sciences department at the Federal University of Paraná. Operating for more than 20 years, the company has always been and still is managed and operated by UFPR students.
With students mainly in Administration, Economics and Accounting, it is a business consultancy company operating in the fields of Business Management, Finance, Human Capital, Processes, Strategy and Marketing.
To occupy a position in the junior company, students must go through an internal and meritocratic selection process, within UFPR itself.
The work of students, advisors and mentors who work there occurs voluntarily or pro bono, with UFPR providing students with basic facilities, inputs and services for operations. With the fees (very affordable investment) intended to fund strategic and student activities.
In a process of weekly conversations that lasted 8 months, we had the opportunity to interact with the approaches, methods and structures of Business Consulting projects developed by JR Consultoria UFPR students.
Based on the 19 years of experience of our Strategy Director, we guide students on how to integrate academic content with business life needs, sustaining effectiveness.
We also mentored several improvements in the Marketing and Business Strategy processes of the junior company itself, so that it became more competitive in its business lines.
In addition, we present several recommended updates to the consultancy repertoire in today's world.
What we learned
We were also able to learn a lot about the thinking and behavior of young Generation Z professionals, born after 1995.
With this interaction, it was very timely for us to interact with young people who are extremely focused on their learning and professional development – so we are certain that JR Consultoria UFPR is a breeding ground for great managers of the future.
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We cannot guarantee that we will accept all invitations, as our specialists' schedules are very busy with the projects that support the existence of our office.
However, we promise to study all invitations and accept according to the criteria of: time in our agenda, positive social impact, gratitude for support received by us in the past and contribution to the development of society.