Parents

You are a very important part of your child's career planning. Student surveys show that your support is extremely important during career exploration and job search.

SNU Career Services and Student Employment would like to partner with you in this journey for your student. We are committed to keeping you informed about the services available to your student and about ways that you can assist career services.

What you can do:

  • Encourage your student to work on career planning throughout his or her college career.
  • Resist the temptation to steer your student toward a major simply because it fits your interests. Students are more likely to be successful in school and in their careers if they're doing what they enjoy.
  • Encourage your student to visit the SNU Career Services and Student Employment Office. We are located in the basement of Webster Commons in the student development suite of offices.
  • Support internship and volunteer opportunities. Employers are interested not just in a person's college degree, but also in what s/he has learned and done. While internships and volunteer positions may not pay well, their long-term value is priceless.
  • Pray for your child. Ask for the Lord to lead them in the direction He would want them to go.

Information is excerpted from The Parent's Crash Course in Career Planning, by Marcia B. Harris and Sharon L. Jones (Oct 2007).

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