We know that families play a large role in influencing a student’s career decision-making, positive adjustment to college, development of self-confidence and autonomy. We are excited to partner with you as your student decides on a career path to follow.
What can you do to support your child?
As a parent, spend time talking and listening:
Help identify your students' strengths & passions
Encourage student to explore their interests through:
Taking introductory courses
Engaging in job shadows or informational interviews
Attending Career Center workshops and events
Getting involved in campus groups
Volunteering in the community
Support your students' campus involvement balancedwith academic achievement (grades DO matter!)
Emphasize internships and leadership roles (employers look for both of these)
Activate and share your network (Are you LinkedIn? Share your professional connections)
Help them think widely about their future options
Encourage your students to visit the Career Center - EARLY and OFTEN
from our experience, Successful students tend to:
Get “Practical!” - Participate in career relevant experiences like internships, job shadowing, volunteering, and leadership roles.