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Odebrecht is a Partner Company of the Journey to the Future project developed by the professional recruitment agency Cia. de Talentos. With the goal of bringing together college students, institutions of higher learning and companies and their executives, the project works to promote greater self-knowledge and behavioral aspects, such as protagonism, innovation and a holistic vision of the business among these young aspiring professionals.

 “We believe that the stronger relations among the actors involved in preparing people for the job market proposed by the Journey to the Future program gives colleges students the insights, provocations and self-knowledge required for them to make their career decisions conscientiously and to develop the behaviors perceived by the market as key to young talent, regardless of their career choice,” said Sofia Esteves, founder and chairman of the board of DMRH Group, which owns Cia. de Talentos.

To Odebrecht, the program is an opportunity to contribute to the careers of college students and to their development as new leaders. “The interaction among college students in this unprecedented partnership effectively supports their career decisions. At the same time, we are strengthening relations with the country’s top colleges and private companies with the shared goal of mobilizing a new generation in the job market that will ensure the renewal of business leaders in Brazil,” explained Carla Barretto, Planning and People Director at Odebrecht S.A.

In addition to Odebrecht, the companies Ambev, Avon, Bradesco, Gerdau, GPA, Itaú-Unibanco, McKinsey & Company, Novartis, PwC, Roche, Suzano, Unilever and Whirlpool also are participating in the program, which already is operational and engaging around 6,000 college students in the fields of Engineering, Business Administration, Economics and Social Communication. The institutions of higher learning participating in Journey to the Future include Insper, Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM), Poli Junior (the junior engineering company of the University of São Paulo - USP) and the Brazilian Student Association (Brasa).