|Guidance actions play a decisive role in the complex and articulated process of higher education of the new generations. The choice of a university study path is indeed a very delicate moment in the life of the student who has to make a conscious choice in order to build his or her own life project; shortcomings in guidance actions contribute to an increase in the number of study drop-outs, as well as to slowing down student careers by disproportionately increasing the time it takes to obtain a degree.
In general, the orientation service consists of guaranteeing all the activities related to the guidance processes for students, supporting future students and their families in making informed choices of the university pathway, and welcoming students, including foreign students, into the university environment.
To the activities coordinated centrally by the O.U. Welcome and Orientation, in addition to actions implemented on the direct initiative of the study course. The corresponding information is collected in a digital brochure published annually on the Athenaeum website; the same brochure is sent via email, through direct contacts with school guidance directors and teachers, to all schools in the relevant target area (Parma and neighboring provinces in addition to other provinces in which guidance meetings are organized in schools or guidance fairs are attended).