What Can Parents Do To Help?
For Your Son or Daughter:
Be a Listener
- offer non-judgmental listening
- give honest feedback
- initiate conversations on career planning
- assist your student in clarifying their ideas, skills, interests
- help your student develop independent decision-making skills to last a lifetime!
Be a Resource
- help your student develop contacts for information and advice in career exploration and job search
- refer your student to colleagues, friends, neighbors, parishioners, family, community members etc.
- offer encouragement to approach different people and ask for information and advice
Be an Advocate
- encourage your student to avoid procrastination and denial
- encourage your student to take advantage of all of the resources in CS
- make sure that you read over the Student section contents of our web site!
For Career Services:
- Contact the Human Resources department at your place of employment about recruiting programs for full-time, part-time, internships and summer positions. Sharing this information and contact with Career Services can be beneficial to enhancing our employer relations programs.
- Volunteer to talk to students (in person, by e-mail, or over the phone) about your career path and current employer. Contact Career Services for more information on serving as a mentor.
- Volunteer to assist with housing for a summer intern from Clark.
- We welcome your suggestions on any other ways you think you may be helpful to your son or daughter and other Clark students. Tell us what you think. . .