Career Development Tips for Parents
The staff in the Office of Career Services understand and appreciate the role parents play in their student's career development process. We hope your son or daughter will take full advantage of the opportunities we have to offer. Please keep in mind our services are voluntary and while we communicate our resources on a regular basis, we can only encourage students to participate in our programs or meet with our advisors.
This is an exciting time for your student! You can reinforce the importance of self-exploration academically and professionally by promplting him/her to seek out and participate in the variety of experiential learning opportunities available to Hartwick students. Students are also encouraged to participate in programs and services such as Binghamton Link, Metro Link, internships, Career Development related workshops, and individual advising sessions.
How Can You Help?
Be a Career Mentor:
Share your knowledge with your student's classmates by participating in our upcoming career mentor program. You will be contacted shortly regarding participation in this program, but if you would like to know more now, contact our Career Advisors at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Understand Your Role:
Your child values your opinion and you can be an advocate for her/his career exploration and decision making process. We hope you will:
• ENCOURAGE your student to take a proactive role and contact our office during the first year on campus.
• LISTEN when your student needs to share information with you about the exploration process. The introduction to the job world can be overwhelming and stressful at times.
• SHARE your insights. Try to put yourself in your student's shoes and understand when it is appropriate to give advice. You have a lifetime of real world experience to share and people with whom you can connect your son or daughter for insight, volunteer, job shadow and internship opportunities.