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Students often mention how much family influences their career choices and we know that from talking with family members that you’re not always sure what kind of advice you should be offering. What is too much advice? Is this outdated advice? We understand, and we're here to help!

The one piece of advice we often share with parents is to encourage your student to explore their career interests early in their college, career with a career advisor, so they can get on track fast. We work tirelessly with your student to identify their career interests while holistically discussing their skills, values, and personality.  Once this is solidified, we work to identify and prepare materials for part-time jobs, student organizations, leadership opportunities and internships that will help them achieve their career goals. 

Don’t be afraid to talk to them about what helped shape your career path—even the so-called “mistakes.” And gently remind them that the Career Development Center is here to offer one-on-one career advising and so much more. 

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