Graduation is upon us…

Parents all around the country are scouting out locations to host the perfect graduation party. From small brunches to hundreds gathered in a hall, families are excited to celebrate the student in their life. But as an academic career comes to a close, a next chapter begins.

This exciting time has also brings the question – Now what? Does the student have a job lined up? Where will they live when they leave college? How will they pay back loans? Was it all worth it?

Parents – while you are hunting for the party venue, your student should be:

  • Visiting the career service center on campus
  • Attending career fairs both on campus and in the city where they wish to live
  • Creating a professional resume
  • Adjusting email addresses & outgoing voice mail messages to be more “work appropriate”
  • Networking with alumni
  • Creating a LinkedIn account
  • Cleaning up their social media footprint
  • Taking a Get-Attention workshop

With the right preparation, your student should have a job lined up. This should give you something to celebrate and something to brag to your neighbors about!

By | 2017-04-06T14:19:51-04:00 March 1st, 2016|Danelle DiLibero|