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We're here to provide career guidance to those you care about the most - your family.

Ways to Help Your Student

Encourage your student to:

  • Think about their career early and often during their time here at the U.
  • Understand that their major does not always equal a specific career. Have your student look at 'Who Hired U of U Grads' to see different possibilites. (It's more than okay to major in the liberal arts!)
  • Set up a 1:1 appointment with their major-based Career Coach who is trained to work with students on career exploration and job search. 
  • Gain experience through an on-campus job or internship.  Employers rank internship experience as the number one attribute when evaluating candidates (Chronicle of Higher Education). 
  • Develop and hone leadership, teamwork, and other interpersonal skills in student clubs and organizations. 
  • Attend their college specific workshops and employer events.

Please Avoid: 

  • Pressuring your student, especially regarding major and salary outcomes. Succesful graduates come from all majors. See where our graduates have landed in 'Who Hired U of U Grads.' 
  • Coming to career coaching meetings and events with or on behalf of your student. 
  • Engaging with employers on behalf of your student. Teach your student how to properly advocate for themselves.
  • Making career decisions for your student.
  • Writing their resume or cover letter. Your student needs to “own” their documents, and if you make them on behalf of your student, they may not be prepared for their job search. 

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Last Updated: 6/28/18