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Tips To Help Your Student

​​Encourage your student to:

           ·        Get involved!
                 ·         Visit the Career Center early on--their first year is a great time to establish 
                         a relationship with our office!

                 ·         Make an appointment with a Career Counselor if they are unsure
                         about a major or career.

Try not to:

              ·        Solve problems for your student
                 ·         Push them into the career you want for them, instead of the career they want for themselves.
                 ·         Call on behalf of your student. Due to FERPA regulations, we will not release  
                      information to you about your student.
It’s okay to ask questions about their classes, major, and career. Many times, “It’s fine,” can mean “I don’t know,” and further conversation might provide some clarity. You can challenge them without being perceived as “pushy”
Be a coach rather than trying to solve your child's problems yourself.
You're likely to hear more than your share of problems. College students usually call their parents for reassurance when things aren't going well, and call their friends with the latest exciting news. When you get those late night phone calls (and you will!), you can encourage your child to use the appropriate campus resources — to go to the Health Center or Career Center, to talk to an advisor, dean, a counselor, or tutor. Read resource information sent to you by the college so you can be an informed coach for your child.
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