Parents and families can also be involved in their student's career planning endeavors by utilizing the information provided by the Career Development Center (CDC).
Tips on how to help your career-oriented student:
- Support your student's career and major exploration.
- Speak about your personal career experiences to provide insight.
- Encourage your student to participate in internships during their college experience.
- Be a networking contact! Someone you know may be beneficial for your student or for other students to know as well.
- Utilize the CDC's career planning and job search resources to become better educated about the current job market and options.
- Talk with your student about the courses and activities in which they are taking part.
- Urge your student to seek assistance from Career Development for resume building, resources, internships, employment opportunities and career counseling.
- Do not conduct the internship or job search for the student, but rather, provide support and act as a resource for the student. Tell them to check out SNHU Recruit and CareerShift, which are two CDC resources that can greatly help them in career planning, job and internship searching, and networking.
- Promote the idea that your student should and can take charge of his/her career!
As a parent/family member, you have the ability to help more than just your student. If you are employed and your company is interested in offering internships and employment opportunities to SNHU students and alumni, SNHU Recruit is the database used to do it.