Family

Guiding Your Student

Your student is ready to enter college but doesn't seem to have a clue as to what he or she wants to major in, let alone what to choose as a career. Don't worry! This is not unusual, although you might wish your student had a little more sense of direction. Career Services is here to help!

Choosing a career is a process students need to go through —and students go through the stages of this process at different rates of speed. The steps include:
1. assessing skills, interests, and abilities (this is an important first step to choosing an appropriate career);
2. exploring majors and career options;
3. experimenting with possible career options; and
4. organizing and conducting a job or graduate school search.

Provided is a career planning guide we have put together that we encourage you to use as you support your student during his or her college years. We also encourage you to stay updated with what the Office of Parent & Family Programs and Services.