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Information for Parents

Many parents take an active role in the lives of their college-age children. They want to ensure that the money spent on a college education pays off for their sons and daughters with a satisfying and rewarding first job and career. The following articles were written specifically for parents who want to know how they can contribute to their college-age children's career development:

Tips for Parents of Prospective College Students
Your son or daughter should choose his or her own career path. Of course, you may want to mention factors to consider, such as job market demand, salary ranges, long-range opportunities, skills required, etc.

A Career Planning Course for Parents
Choosing a career is a process students go through, including assessing skills, interests, and abilities; exploring majors and career options; experimenting with possible career options; and organizing and conducting a job or graduate school search.

A Parents' Guide to Career Development
One of the most valuable things parents can do to help a student with career planning is to listen: be open to ideas, try to help your student find information, and be nonjudgmental. This guide has 10 other ways you can help.

Hovering Parents Enter Career Air Space
Many parents are "meddling" in their children's career exploration and/or job search. Employers are taking notice -- and some are trying to bring parents into the loop.

Top 10 Career Strategies for Freshmen and Sophomores
The top 10 things you can do during college to make yourself marketable at job-search time.

For Parents: What is Career Cruising? 
Career Cruising is an Internet-based career exploration and planning tool your child uses to explore career and college options and develop a career plan. Career Cruising can be accessed from school, from home, or wherever your son or daughter has access to the Internet.

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