Working with professors

Working with professors

Your student’s college professor is more than just an educator. The professor can be a valuable asset both during college and after graduation. The relationship between your student and their professors is also an important mentoring opportunity. It’s important for your student to establish relationships with their professors early in their college career. Where does

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Career coaching for your college student

Career coaching for your college student

Earlier this spring, I wrote about the process my older daughter (who graduates this weekend!) was going through applying for jobs and considering offers. She’s always been very focused on what she wants to do after college, and so although time consuming and challenging, her job search was relatively straightforward. What if your student is still trying to figure

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Making summer plans — hints for your college student

Making summer plans — hints for your college student

The end of the academic year is coming up fast. Before you know it, your college student will pack up and head home for much needed R&R. As a parent, I know a break from the stress of school is important. As a campus recruiter, however, one thing that always made an impression on me was the

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Job offers in college

Job offers in college

My daughter, a college senior, anxiously awaits word from a number of jobs and programs she’s applied to in anticipation of her ever-nearing graduation. She sends me emails, texts and occasionally even calls before or after interviews or as notification dates approach, sometimes looking for information or guidance, occasionally asking me to eyeball the draft

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Final countdown to college graduation

Final countdown to college graduation

Between spring break and commencement, seniors have a lot to do. Careful planning will ease the transition from college to the professional world. You can help them break the tasks down into three main categories. CAREER PREPARATION Hopefully, your student has taken steps to prepare for the post-college professional world by visiting the campus career

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Career planning tips to share

Career planning tips to share

Looking for ways to help your student get ready for interviews and take advantage of career prep opportunities on campus? Your student may appreciate: SUPPLIES At least one complete interview outfit A professional notebook or leather portfolio with pens, paper and several copies of their references Printed business cards (to hand out at networking events)

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Interviewing with a disability

Interviewing with a disability

Some years back, while interviewing upcoming college grads for a consulting position, I met Rico.* On paper, Rico had many of the skills and experiences I was searching for: the right degree, a good GPA, knowledge of specific software and real-world work experience. I was excited to speak with him. With my first question, however,

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Summer plans for college students

Summer plans for college students

Once your student starts college, those lazy, unscripted days of summer become a thing of the past. And even though most of the country is still in the grip of winter, it’s time for your student to start making summer plans. For certain coveted internships and seasonal jobs, application deadlines may already have passed —

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