Supporting Your Student’s Career Development

Parents can play a vital role in helping their child discover which career path is right for them. One of the best things parents can do is listen. Be open-minded, help your child find career information, and don't judge their decision. Here are 10 ways parents can help their child during their career development process:

  • Encourage your child to make an appointment with a counselor in the BB&T Student Leadership Center.
  • Advise your child to write a resume and update it regularly.
  • Challenge your child to research several careers and talk with people in those career areas.
  • Emphasize the importance of internships.
  • Encourage extracurricular activities that will help build their resume and leadership skills.
  • Help your child stay up to date with current events and career trends.
  • Expose your child to the real work world
  • Teach the importance of networking.

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