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10 Tips for Parents of Prospective College Students

Your son or daughter should choose his or her own career path. Of course, you may want to mention factors to consider, such as job market demand, salary ranges, long-range opportunities, skills required, etc.

A Career Planning Course for Parents

Choosing a career is a process students go through, including assessing skills, interests, and abilities; exploring majors and career options; experimenting with possible career options; and organizing and conducting a job or graduate school search.

Parents Have Their Say. . .About Their College-Age Children's Career Decisions

Families, parents and guardians in particular, play a significant role in the occupational aspirations and career goal development of their children. Without parental approval or support, students and young adults are often reluctant to pursue-or even explore-diverse career possibilities.

A Parents' Guide to Career Development

One of the most valuable things parents can do to help a student with career planning is listen: be open to ideas, try to help your student find information, and be nonjudgmental. Here are 10 other ways you can help.

Help Your New Grad Find a Job

What can you do to assist your son or daughter in finding a job?

Detour Ahead: Taking a Gap Year After Graduation

According to a recent article in The New York Times, career practitioners across the country encounter growing numbers of college students, especially in the liberal arts, who want to "take a year off" after graduation rather than go directly to graduate school or interview for serious career positions.