Parents

Welcome, Parents!

The Career Center offers all services free of charge both to current students and after graduation. To the left are links to pages that we think will give you a good sense of the services we provide to your student. Feel free to contact Career Center Staff and we'll be happy to answer any questions you might have!

In the meantime, if you would like to help your student prepare for life after college, here are a few tips:

Encourage them to seek summer jobs that allow them to develop marketable transferable skills.
Ideally, each year their jobs or internships should get closer to the ultimate job they want to have. Even if they can't find the perfect internship, no matter what their position, they should ask to take on extra tasks that they would find interesting for their own sake to build a skill set for the future. If they can't find a paid summer job, volunteering will still enable them to develop transferable skills, to network, to explore their career interests, and to gain self-understanding.

Encourage them to get involved on campus. Activities and leadership roles help students to develop self-understanding and a track record of strengths that sell well to future employers.

Encourage them to build relationships with their professors, their activity advisors, and their job and internship supervisors. Those individuals will be valuable in writing letters of recommendation and networking for future jobs.

Encourage them to reflect about their experiences. What are they enjoying? How would they change the position or activity in order to make it closer to what they'd ultimately like to do?

 

 


Alumni on
Liberal Arts
at Hanover


Andy Jankowski
Founder of Enterprise
Strategies, LLC