Abstract: Professional realization is a great challenge to all new graduates. Lack of experience, high levels of unemployment, employers` unwillingness to hire newly graduated specialists are just few of the obstacles young people encounter in seeking a job. On the other hand, professional realization is one of the main indicators of the university education quality. Modern higher education has to prepare today` s students in a way that provides they will be tomorrow` s labor market specialists. In Bulgaria such opportunity for modernization of higher education is provided by the EU Operational Programme “Human Resources Development”. A project within the Programme helps the students to acquire practical skills in real work situations and thus to get professional experience and contacts with employers even before graduation. As this project covers wide professional range, we set up the aim to study its implementation at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Trakia University (Bulgaria).
Keywords: veterinary medicine, students practices, development of human resources, labor market