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Families and Parents

Parents or family members can play an important role in their student’s career development.

Here are some of the ways you can help:

  • Become familiar with the services we offer and encourage your student to visit our office early and regularly in their academic career.
  • Encourage your student to get involved on campus. Active campus engagement will help your student learn about their skills, preferences, and interests, and help prepare them for a successful internship or job search.
  • Be open and receptive sounding boards as they consider various academic majors and possible careers. Ask reflective questions about their interests, strengths, and possible next steps.
  • Work with your student to identify your relevant colleagues, friends, and relatives to connect with for networking or informational interviews.

Want to get involved? See our employer page to learn about ways that you can help connect with and hire Rochester students.