What Do Freshmen Want? Career Path Preferences Among Students

  • Ivana Milinković University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Serbia
  • Ivana Kovačević University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences
  • Dobrivoje Mihailović University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences

Abstract

This study assessed the possible relation between life goal aspiration/orientation, department affiliation, gender and career path preferences. For this study we used data from 364 freshmen from the Faculty of Organizational Sciences (FOS), University of Belgrade, with the intention to find out what their aspirations and career plans are. Studying at the FOS gives them opportunity to become entrepreneurs, as well as managers, so we wanted to examine whether their general life aspirations are related to their desired career plans. While results indicate that there is no substantial link between career preferences and life aspirations in this specific point of their life, we found that gender and department of study may have some impact on the career preferences.
JEL Classification: I23, C80, C83, L26

Author Biographies

Ivana Milinković, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Serbia

Ivana Milinković is a teaching associate at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Human Resource Management Department. She graduated at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, and now she is a student of master studies at the same Faculty, in the study group Human Resource Management. Ivana is the author and co-author of a few papers and conference proceedings.

Ivana Kovačević, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences

Ivana Kovačević is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Human Resource Management Department. She graduated in Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade University, where she obtained an PhD in the domain of Work Psychology. She is the author and co-author of numerous papers and conference proceedings, some of them published in leading scientific journals.

Dobrivoje Mihailović, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences

Dobrivoje Mihailović is full professor at Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Human Resource Management Department, where he teaches the following courses: Psychology, Business Psychology, Team Work, Human Relations in the Organization, Leadership and Methodology. He is the author and co-author of numerous monographs and text books in the area of organizational psychology and methodology. He published over 100 articles and papers in national and international scientific journals and professional  magazines, some of them presented at relevant conferences. He participated in the realization of about 20 strategic scientific and research projects.

Published
2017-05-16
How to Cite
Milinković, I., Kovačević, I., & Mihailović, D. (2017). What Do Freshmen Want? Career Path Preferences Among Students. Management: Journal Of Sustainable Business And Management Solutions In Emerging Economies, 22(1), 37-45. doi:10.7595/management.fon.2017.0006
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