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1 PARENTS AS PARTNERS Supporting Your Student’s Career Success Towson University Career Center

2 WHAT ARE YOUR CONCERNS?  Undecided major  “Impractical” major  Competitive major  Motivation/Focus  Competitive job market  Social Media/Branding  Work ethic  Finding a part-time job  Finding an internship  Finding a full-time job  Getting into grad/professional school

3 WHO ARE THEY? INTERESTSSKILLSVALUES PERSONALITY

4 Resources Compass MBTI StrengthsQuest 1:1 Counseling GENL 121

5 COMPASS Login

6 Me/Not Me

7 Personality Blend

8 Career Matches

9 Career Description

10 HOW YOU CAN HELP  It’s all about your student  Share your impressions of your student’s strengths  Think about your own career and the implications of how it fits (or doesn’t) with your interests, skills and values  Encourage them to take advantage of campus resources

11 WHERE ARE THEY HEADED? Major Pages Majors OOH, Resource Library, Professional Associations Careers

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14 Salary Offers by Major

15 HOW YOU CAN HELP  Talk about your own career path and decision-making process  DON’T pressure or live through your student, let them find their own path – but with your insight and support  Expose them to the world of work  Encourage them to take advantage of campus resources

16 INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS Not asking for a job – Just advice… People love to help when… I need to know… Focus on gathering insight, information, advice No job to offer = “no” to request; Asking for expertise = “yes” You make it easy for them to say yes ID them as the expert They can talk about themselves Will I like this? What does it take to be successful? How should I prepare? Best way to connect/job search?

17 CAREER MENTOR DATABASE

18  Help them understand the value of networking in your life/career  Make introductions for informational interviews  Volunteer to be a resource for their friends  Volunteer to be a mentor  Encourage them to take advantage of campus resources HOW YOU CAN HELP

19 WHAT IS THEIR BRAND? Resumes Online Samples, 1:1 Reviews Interviewing Employer Mock Interviews Networking Business Etiquette & Networking Dinner Social Media Consultation Professional Attire Savina’s Closet Hire Attire Fashion Show + Contest

20 Attributes Employers Seek on a Candidate’s Resume

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24 HOW YOU CAN HELP  Offer to review/practice  Share your experiences with interviewing, resumes, etc.  Help your son/daughter find their first, professional suit  Communicate what employers want (skills/experience) to help your student make decisions about how they spend their time  Encourage them to take advantage of campus resources

25 WILL THEY FIND A JOB/INTERNSHIP? Career & Internship Fairs On-Campus Interviews Networking Events

26 HOW YOU CAN HELP  Be their cheerleader  Share how you found your jobs (networking anyone?)  Don’t play the job seeker’s role  Encourage them to take advantage of campus resources

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29 HOW YOU CAN HELP  Get them excited for the transition – will be different – but good!  Share challenges you faced in college/early career – and strategies that were helpful for you  Understand real world expenses and budgeting – share your strategies

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32 CAREER CENTER  7800 York Rd., Ste. 206 (Above Bill Bateman’s)  M-F 8am-5pm  Express Hours M-Th 1-3pm      Thriving Tiger Blog: Facebook: CareerCenterTU Twitter: TUCareer


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