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Parents as Career Planning Partners: Tips to Help Your Student. Presented by: Rick Smith, Associate Director Smith Career Center Chuck Scott, Corporate Vice President McDonald’s Corporation Parent of a BU Alum and a current student. The Smith Career Center Assists Students in:.

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Parents as Career Planning Partners: Tips to Help Your Student

Presented by:

Rick Smith, Associate Director

Smith Career Center

Chuck Scott, Corporate Vice President

McDonald’s Corporation

Parent of a BU Alum and a current student


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The Smith Career Center Assists Students in: Student

  • Exploring and defining career options

  • Developing job search strategies

  • Obtaining career-related work experience

  • Identifying and connecting with prospective employers


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Influences on Student StudentCareer ChoicesSource: Wall Street Journal (March 2, 2004)

  • Parents and other authority figures

  • “Purposeful career planning”

  • Job competition in the current market

  • Pressure to position one’s self

  • Anxiety

    • Witness to current economy

    • Repaying college loans

    • Landing the “right” internship


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What You Can Do . . . Student

  • Listen, encourage, and support

  • Be open to ideas

  • Help your student find information

  • Help develop contacts and networking connections

  • Be nonjudgmental


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Encourage Them to Visit the Career Center Student

  • Career Advisors

  • Career Fairs

  • Workshops

  • Internships

  • Classes

  • Networking

  • Online Resources


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Advise Them to Write a Resume Student

  • Use to document education, experience, skills, etc.

  • Identify “weak” areas that require improvement

  • Resources:

    • Resume writing workshops

    • Career Library

    • Overnight Review Service

    • Resume Critique Day

    • Career Advisor


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Challenge Them to Become “Occupationally Literate” Student

  • “What/Who do you want to be when you graduate?”

  • Skills, abilities, education needed

  • Self-assessment

  • Resources:

    • Career Seminars

    • Career Library

    • Informational interviews

    • Job Shadowing


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Allow Them to Make the Decision Student

  • Let them follow their interests and passions

  • “Major” no longer means “career”

    • Changing direction occurs as interest solidify

    • It’s OK to make suggestions

  • Be patient, encouraging, understanding


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Emphasize the Importance of Experience Student

  • Cooperative Education

  • Internships

  • Part-time and summer jobs

  • Community service

  • Practicum, projects, student teaching

  • On and Off campus involvement/leadership


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Skills Development StudentSource: Recruiting Trends 2003-04

  • Communication: oral, written, presentation

  • Personal attributes: work ethic, flexibility, initiative, motivation

  • Teamwork: working with others, collaborating

  • Interpersonal

  • Learning: willing to learn continuously new skills, analytical skills for the job

  • Technical: aptitude required in position


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Persuade Them to Stay Up-To-Date with Current Events Student

  • Encourage them to know what’s going on around them

    • National and world events

    • Business trends and issues

  • Resources:

    • Library

    • Web sites

    • Magazines, newspapers, etc.


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Current Economic Conditions StudentSource: Recruiting Trends 2003-04

  • Structural alignment

    • From the “old” (manufacturing) to the “new” (knowledge) economy

  • Productivity and Labor Reassignment

    • Goods produced at a lower cost with less labor

    • Off-shoring of white-collar jobs

  • Health care costs

  • Structural collapse of the public sector

    • States responsible for social programs


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Expose Them to the World of Work Student

  • Take your son or daughter to your workplace

  • Explain what you do for a living

  • Introduce them to your colleagues (network)

  • Help them identify potential employers


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Teach the Value of Networking Student

  • Introduce them to people you know

  • Job Shadowing

  • Work experiences

  • Resources:

    • eCareer Network of Bradley Parents

    • Alumni Online Community

    • Job Fairs


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Help the Career Center Student

  • Let us know when you have summer, part-time, internship, and full-time jobs

  • Participate in the eCareer Network of Bradley Parents

  • Speak in classes, workshops, etc.

  • Invite us to your site for a visit

  • Encourage your employer to participate in a job fair and hire interns


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Bradley University Fairs Student

  • Fall Job Fair – September 23, 2004

  • Graduate & Professional School Fair – October 5, 2004

  • Majors & Minors Fair – October 14 , 2004

  • Nursing & Physical Therapy Fair – November 11, 2004

  • Spring Job Fair – February 2, 2005

  • Education Recruitment Fair – March 23, 2005

  • Social Service & Government Career Fair – March 24, 2005