The staff members of Career Services consider parents one of our greatest allies when it comes to helping students achieve career planning success. Choosing a major and entering the world of work are significant life transitions. Until now, you may have either made or heavily influenced prior important decisions and accomplishments in your student’s life. Although your student still needs your help, you must empower him or her to take charge of his or her future. So, how can you help? First, understand that career planning is a process involving the following four phases:
Students explore their interests, personality type, abilities and values in relation to suitable majors and careers.
Students research majors, career options, and job market data using various career resources and activities.
Students learn the necessary skills for information integration and smart, informed decision-making. Potential barriers to decision-making are also identified and discussed
Students develop and carry out an action plan for ensuring career planning success (i.e. gaining work experience and building skills and knowledge for resume writing, networking, and job interviewing).
Parents, you might also consider joining our Career Mentor program to share knowledge and insight with UNF students about your chosen profession.
Encourage your student to call or visit Career Services (see our complete listing of programs and services in the student section). Career professionals are eager to help your student learn how to progress through the career planning process to make smart choices and secure rewarding jobs upon graduation. Your student’s success is our business!Career Services
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