There are many ways that you, as a parent or family member, can support
your student as s/he goes through the career development process.
How can I support my
student's career development?
undergraduate experience, your student will be selecting a major, making
decisions about internships, volunteer work, and summer jobs, and thinking
about plans after college, including employment and possibly graduate school. Show an interest in your student’s
career path by encouraging him or her to think broadly about career
options. One of the most important
ways that you can support your student is to encourage her or him to use the
services of the Lesley Career Resource Center (CRC). In addition, encourage your
student to get involved in clubs, student organizations, and leadership
opportunities on-campus. These experiences, in addition to internships and
part-time employment, will expand their network, develop their skills, and
enhance their resume.
How does the Career
Resource Center help students?
Career counselors in
the Career Resource Center are available to meet with your student
throughout their entire undergraduate experience and after graduation. We
provide career counseling to help students learn about career opportunities in
a variety of fields, and consider majors that connect to career interests. Other services include career workshops
and programs, the Career Library, and our online Lesley Career Connection (LCC) which enables students to search for
jobs, sign up for CRC workshops, search the Lesley Alumni Career Network, and
much more. LCC includes part-time jobs off-campus, internships, community
service, and professional jobs.
I am concerned
about my student's choice of major. What if s/he can't find a job in his/her
Over the last five
years, an average of 90% of our undergraduates who were seeking work found
employment within six months of graduation. Our graduates also have a solid
track record of graduate school admission.While the economy may be tight in some fields, our
experience has been that students who select a major that is related to their
genuine interests, complete internships, and conduct a diligent job search, are
likely to find employment. The career counselors at the CRC work with alumni,
and your student can continue to see a member of our staff after graduation. Thank you for your
support of your student's career development!
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