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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A boost for your transfer student

A boost for your transfer student

Transferring to a different college or university this fall means a big adjustment for your student. Even though they’re familiar with college life in general, they’re entering a new environment as a new student, much as they did freshman year. The challenge is the same whether your student is transferring from a community college or from one four-year

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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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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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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,

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