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PARENTS AS PARTNERS. Supporting Your Student’s Career Success Towson University Career Center. WHAT ARE YOUR CONCERNS?. Undecided major “Impractical” major Competitive major Motivation/Focus Competitive job market Social Media/Branding Work ethic Finding a part-time job

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Parents as partners

PARENTS AS PARTNERS

Supporting Your Student’s Career Success

Towson University Career Center


What are your concerns

WHAT ARE YOUR CONCERNS?

Undecided major

“Impractical” major

Competitive major

Motivation/Focus

Competitive job market

Social Media/Branding

Work ethic

Finding a part-time job

Finding an internship

Finding a full-time job

Getting into grad/professional school


Who are they

WHO ARE THEY?


Resources

Resources


Compass login

COMPASS Login


Me not me

Me/Not Me


Personality blend

Personality Blend


Career matches

Career Matches


Career description

Career Description


How you can help

HOW YOU CAN HELP

It’s all about your student

Share your impressions of your student’s strengths

Think about your own career and the implications of how it fits (or doesn’t) with your interests, skills and values

Encourage them to take advantage of campus resources


Where are they headed

WHERE ARE THEY HEADED?


Salary offers by major

Salary Offers by Major


How you can help1

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Talk about your own career path and decision-making process

DON’T pressure or live through your student, let them find their own path – but with your insight and support

Expose them to the world of work

Encourage them to take advantage of campus resources


Informational interviews

INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS


Career mentor database

CAREER MENTOR DATABASE


How you can help2

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Help them understand the value of networking in your life/career

Make introductions for informational interviews

Volunteer to be a resource for their friends

Volunteer to be a mentor

Encourage them to take advantage of campus resources


What is their brand

WHAT IS THEIR BRAND?


Attributes employers seek on a candidate s resume

Attributes Employers Seek on a Candidate’s Resume


Attributes employers seek on a candidate s resume1

Attributes Employers Seek on a Candidate’s Resume


How you can help3

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Offer to review/practice

Share your experiences with interviewing, resumes, etc.

Help your son/daughter find their first, professional suit

Communicate what employers want (skills/experience) to help your student make decisions about how they spend their time

Encourage them to take advantage of campus resources


Will they find a job internship

WILL THEY FIND A JOB/INTERNSHIP?


How you can help4

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Be their cheerleader

Share how you found your jobs (networking anyone?)

Don’t play the job seeker’s role

Encourage them to take advantage of campus resources


How you can help5

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Get them excited for the transition – will be different – but good!

Share challenges you faced in college/early career – and strategies that were helpful for you

Understand real world expenses and budgeting – share your strategies


Parents as partners

www.towson.edu/careercenter/employers


Career center

CAREER CENTER

Facebook: CareerCenterTU

Twitter: TUCareer

7800 York Rd., Ste. 206 (Above Bill Bateman’s)

M-F 8am-5pm

Express Hours M-Th 1-3pm

410.704.2233

[email protected]

www.towson.edu/careercenter

www.towson.edu/careercenter/families.asp

Thriving Tiger Blog: http://thrivingtiger.wordpress.com/


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