Top Ten Hints for Helping Your Student Make the Most of the College Experience
#1: Encourage Co-Curricular Activity - Campus involvement builds lasting friendships.
#2: Help Identify Networks of Support - But allow your student to develop self-advocacy skills.
#3: Emphasize the Need for Communications with Professors - They are not the enemy!
#4: Allow For Independent Decision Making - And for failure...
#5: Encourage Balance - Balancing work and play reduces stress.
#6: Understand that Roommate Conflicts will Occur - Learning to work out differences is an important growth opportunity.
#7: Encourage Exploration and the use of Advising Resources - No major? No problem! Now is the time for considering lots of options.
#8: Promote the Pursuit of Internships - Internships increase hiring power!
#9: Advocate for Off-Campus Experiences - They put the Liberal Arts experience into practice!
#10: Suggest Your Student Draft a Resume in the First Year - Career development begins now!