Ask your student basic questions and get a general idea of what they want to do in
Open your student's eyes to what it takes to be employable. Some skills that today's
employers are seeking are collaboration, critical thinking, global awareness, and
Encourage your student to get some form of work experience now! Suggest they get a
part time job and experience what it takes to earn prestige. Then, when it's time
to start a career, its not as intimidating.
Be your student's partner in mass communication. Your student is encouraged to join
an on campus RSO and build relationships with other students, professionals, and alumni.
Foster the habit of setting goals. Encourage your student to create long term and
short term goals with a realistic deadline. Showing interest in your student's goals
motivates them to achieve them!
Handling conflict can be tough, but with a family's support it makes it easier to
confront solutions for their personal growth.
Remind your student that career development is a lifelong process and it's okay to
change their mind. Encourage them to seek assistance from the Career and Professional