Parents and family members can be an important source of information, advice, and networking contacts.
Encourage your student to seek out our help. Many students are not aware that our office is available to help them with any questions about careers and jobs. Other ways you can support your student include:
- Listen to your student – really listen – and learn what’s important to them.
- Be patient – Some will make career decisions during their sophomore year, others not until the end of senior year. Remember they are only choosing their first career. Most students will have several careers during their lifetime.
- Encourage your student to explore various career fields – They can do this with on-campus clubs, internships, and networking. We can help them find these opportunities.
- Educate your student about the value of networking. Help them meet people you know in careers that interest them to discuss “real world” job experiences.
Does your company offer internships or entry level jobs? You can create an employer account on Handshake and post jobs and internships for UAlbany students. Learn more on our employer page.