Parents

Career Services offers help to students in all aspects of career planning and decision making. Through the online interest assessment computer program, students can learn how their interests and abilities translate into majors, job skills, and a future. Career Services also helps students identify and gather information about specific undergraduate and graduate programs.

What can I do to help?

Visit Career Services when you come to campus, and encourage your student to make an appointment with a career counselor. Our professional staff, and user-friendly resource center offer support and guidance at every stage of the career development process. Self-assessments and interest inventories can help your student organize information about his or her values, personality, and skills and the relation of this information to career possibilities.

While many students use internships and summer jobs to lay the groundwork for full time employment or further education, it is just as important for students to experience work settings that may steer them away from certain fields. Emotional support and patience will help your student further develop his or her self-confidence. Mistakes are usually powerful learning experiences.