For Parents and Families
Whether your student selects studies in the arts, liberal arts, or pre-professional programs, career exploration is an important and integral part of the college experience.
Discovering a career direction during college often becomes a student’s new focus and challenge. Their successful transition into a career and ultimate independence may be strengthened with your support of their career investigation.
Keep in mind that early career investigation may not yet empower your student with enough occupational information necessary to make a career choice. Students will explore their career options through experiential learning such as internships, class projects, service learning, on or off-campus employment, and campus programs. It’s therefore of great importance that they engage in a variety of experiences that can help them develop career skills and competencies and gain further insight into themselves and the choices before them.