Encouraging Your Student to Visit the Career Center

  1. Encourage your student to visit the Career Center and begin using services and resources early in their undergraduate years.  Many students use their first semester to adjust to college life, and so perhaps the spring semester of the freshmen year is the optimal time to start using our services.  And it’s a good time for you to prompt that first visit.
  2. Ask your student (in an off-handed way), “Have you visited the Career Center?”  If you hear, “You only go there when you are a senior,” then it’s time to reassure them that career services is not just for seniors. Let them know that we offer help with major exploration. Tell them about our personality and interest assessments.  The sooner a student becomes familiar with the staff, resources, and programs, the better prepared he/she will be to make wise career decisions.  (Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers)
  3. Building the Pride Career Guide This guide includes information on career exploration, cover letters, resumes, thank you letters, and information on interview skills including questions that may be asked and appropriate attire.