Encourage Use of the Career Development Center
- Encourage your student to visit the CDC and begin using services and resources early in their undergraduate years. Many students use their first semester to adjust to college life, and so perhaps the spring semester of the freshman year is the optimal time to start using CDC services – and it's a good time for you to prompt that first visit.
- Ask your student (in an off-handed way), "Have you visited the Career Development Center?" If you hear, "You only go there when you are a senior," then it's time to reassure them that career services is not just for seniors. The sooner a student becomes familiar with the staff, resources, and programs, the better prepared he/she will be to make wise career decisions. (Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers)
- CDC’s Career Planning Guide (43kb pdf) suggests steps students should take to help advance their career during each year of study
- CDC's eRecruiting system manages on and off-campus jobs (including work-study), internship and full-time job opportunities, career information, a calendar of events, and much more. Every matriculated student has an account, so encourage your student to use this resource to identify opportunities, learn about employers, and explore careers.
- Read the Career Development Center's Weekly email Update to learn about upcoming programs and events, employer visits, and other CDC activities and encourage participation by your student.
Last Updated: 5/6/13