Parents

Parents

Welcome Parents
University Career Services knows that you are concerned about your student’s future. Several of the staff have or have had children in college, and we understand many of your concerns. Most likely, you are somewhere between worried about the return on investment and resigned that your student is almost an adult and has to make his/her own decisions.

We don’t have any magic answers, but we hope that the following will provide some useful information in supporting and assisting your student in making career decisions and planning for the future:

Your Role in the Process

  • Listen and learn what things are important to your child.
  • Be patient. College is for exploring and changing one’s mind.
  • Encourage exploration of several career fields.
  • Suggest activities recommended for each class level.
  • Understand the relationship between majors and careers.
  • Encourage the use of campus programs such as University Career Services.

Steps in Career Planning

  • Assess interests, abilities, skills and values.
  • Research careers in depth.
  • Develop contacts in prospective career fields who can provide information.
  • Gain exposure and experience (volunteer, part-time jobs, co-op, internships, extracurricular activities).
  • Develop both marketable and transferable skills.
  • Learn job-seeking and presentation skills.

Helpful Links

Twitter Live

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    .@gsucoe Beacon of Hope Internship Info Session today at 1 p.m. in Dahlberg Hall, Room 133. Get an internship at their learning center!

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    Ready to leap from student to professional? Join #Leadership Development for the Professional Panther Series on 4/22! http://t.co/0hJvNnfiL7

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    Learn about internships related to education @YourFSC Info Session at 3 p.m. More info here: http://t.co/CmR5CG4kVG

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    @lsulandscape LSU School of Landscape Architecture is on campus tomorrow at 12:00 in Univ Center 245 to discuss grad programs

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    Want to work with kids? Family Support Circle will be on campus Tuesday to discuss internships & volunteer opportunities at 3, Dahlberg 134

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    One hour left in the Summer Part Time Job and Internship Fair! Closes at 3! Dahlberg Hall @wrasalbum88

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    The Summer Part Time Job and Internship Fair is halfway over. Join this crowd in Dahlberg Hall! @gsusignal http://t.co/tmPZGB8d67

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    RT @SilverleafAtl: Interested in a career in Human Resources? Stop by our table @gsucareerserv career fair today! Seeking a summer recruiti…

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