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)

Read more
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,

Read more
In praise of community colleges

In praise of community colleges

With Lisa Matye Edwards, Ph.D. In a recent Denver Post column (Sept. 22, 2016), Dr. Everette Freeman, president of the Community College of Denver, described community colleges as “America’s best-kept secret.” Many of us have understood community colleges to be “less than” four-year institutions. But they’re not; they’ve grown. Today’s community colleges offer ready-to-work technical degrees,

Read more
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 —

Read more
Service learning and civic engagement

Service learning and civic engagement

I chose my job recruiting and training college students to mentor and improve college access for low-income, first-generation or otherwise at-risk middle school students for many reasons but one in particular: I believe that by inspiring college students to get involved in their communities, together we can have a greater impact than I could alone.

Read more
Talk about internships

Talk about internships

For many college students, the old-fashioned summer job (lifeguarding, scooping ice cream, mowing lawns) has given way to a broad range of work experiences lumped together under the heading “internships.” It’s a trend your student should jump right into. Recent studies find that students who’ve done internships are three times more likely to get a

Read more
De-coding a college course catalog

De-coding a college course catalog

How do college students figure out exactly what is required for them to graduate? Good, solid and continuous academic advising is crucial for them to stay on track and this is the time of year when many students are meeting with advisors to plan next semester’s courses. However, the quality and availability of advising vary widely from

Read more

University and local business information

Join the conversation

Recent Comments

  • Loved this write up. Sounds so much like me but am most of the time questioning them about their health and studies and your article gave me new ideas of staying connected.... Thank you. Will put it to good use soon since my son is going across the country to attend your alma mater 😀

  • Fun but also useful article. I will keep the town crier technique in mind when my second Daughter leaves for college - as well as the Alexa Dot Joke tip! I love that Marlene's son told her her news was Often "inane". Clearly his education is paying off in an evolved vocabulary AT the very least!