How to Assist Your Student
Encourage your student to sign-up for different courses that may be of interest to them. Your student must develop his/her own career direction based on his/her individual interests, skills and values.
Support involvement in Student Organizations, Clubs and Sports
Opportunities to develop leadership ability, teamwork techniques, time management practices, and other career-related skills will help your student prepare for the real world.
Promote Summer Internships and/or Cooperative Education
It is critical for students to have work experience before they graduate. Many employers use these programs to fill full-time openings.
Recommend Visits to the Career Development Center
Encourage your student to stop by the CDC and set-up an appointment with a staff member to assist with their career planning.
Parents of First Year Students
- Support your student’s career explorations; many students change their major.
- Visit the Career Development Center to learn more about our resources.
- Encourage your student to get involved on campus and to attend Career Development Center events and programs.
- Review the first year student Planning Timeline (PDF)
Parents of Sophomores
- Encourage your student to explore career options by conducting informational interviews with professionals.
- Discuss possible summer internship or co-op positions.
- If your student has a resume and cover letter, encourage him/her to stop by the CDC for a critique.
- Advise your student to take advantage of Career Development Center resources, events and programs as tools to help them in their search for an internship.
- Review the sophomore year Planning Timeline (PDF)
Parents of Juniors
- If your student is interested in graduate school, encourage him/her to learn about the application process, research potential programs and prepare for graduate admission exams.
- Remind your student to practice interviewing skills with a mock interview in the CDC.
- Advise your student to attend CDC career fairs and programs as tools to help them in their search for an internship.
- Review the junior year Planning Timeline (PDF)
Parents of Seniors
- Encourage your student to attend the Career Fairs and participate in on-campus recruiting if they are searching for a full-time position after graduation.
- Remind your student to practice interviewing skills with a mock interview at the Career Development Center.
- Remind your student to submit all application materials for graduate school.
- Encourage your student to take advantage of CDC resources, events and programs as tools to help in their search.
- Review the senior year Planning Timeline (PDF)
Parents of Graduate Students
- Encourage your student to take advantage of the Career Development Center’s resources to find summer work opportunities.
- Remind your student to network with industry professionals, attend conferences and connect with key faculty members on-campus to help with their job search.
- Encourage your student to take advantage of the CDC resources, events and programs.
- Review the graduate student career Planning Timeline (PDF)
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