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Parents

Welcome parents!  Career Development assists students with their educational and career goals. From the first steps of selecting a major to building a solid foundation for their career, we offer comprehensive resources for your student.   If you have a question or would like to visit the office, contact us

Resources available to your Roosevelt student include:

Supporting Your Student

Research shows that parents and family support systems affect student career values and goals.  Recognizing this, the Career Development staff encourages families to support students through this exciting time in their career development process.  Consider the following suggestions:

  • Get the dialogue started.  Ask your student about his or her likes, dislikes, strengths and goals.  As challenging as it may seem, try to refrain from suggesting or selecting his or her major.  People who are most successful in life often work in a field that they truly enjoy. 
  • Talk about your experiences.  Students look to their families to model professional growth.  Share how you chose your career, what worked and what you would do differently.
  • Suggest that your student contact Career Development early on in his or her academic career.  Our services benefit students at all levels.  An early connection will help your student understand how the office operates and will encourage him or her to take advantage of everything that is available.
  • Urge your student to consider an internship, volunteer activity or a part-time job in his or her field.  Career-related experience will help your student explore opportunities, gain valuable skills, and network for the furture.  Our career counselors can assist students in gaining practical opportunities.
  • Encourage your student to actively participate in at least one student organization.  Involvement helps develop skills that employers value and look for when interviewing job applicants.  Students can also explore new interests.

Roosevelt University takes pride in its efforts to provide a quality education to its students and to assist students as they make their way into the working world. Encourage your students to take full advantage of Career Development.

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