The success of higher education graduates’ transition to the labor market is analyzed in this paper. A series of representative factors which influence the success rate on the labor market were analyzed through an exhaustive case study among graduates from West University of Timisoara. The results show a high level of satisfaction amongst graduates, despite the high level (over 40%) of total incongruence (vertical and horizontal) between the degree’s field and the actual workplace. We can also assert that the graduates’ insertion in the labor market is a real success, since most of them are able to get a job in less than 6 months from graduation (58.5%), even more do so 12 months post-graduation (83.9%).
The research described herein has taken into consideration the manner in which high school pupils conceive the scholastic success or the scholastic failure, in times of adolescence, taking acount of this moment of life. At the same time, this research intents to highlight the degree of motivation the pupils posess, taking into consideration the school requirements, as well as the role of the teacher-pupil relation in this context. The subjects of the sample have been selected from amongst XIth grade pupils of Colegiul Național Bănățean (high school – Ed.) in Timișoara. The tool that has been employed for data collection has been adapted to the pupils’ level of cognitive and emotional development, considering their age particularities.