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Articles for Parents

The links below will bring you to articles about career development issues, written especially for parents of college students and made available to us by NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers).

A Parents' Guide to Career Development (pdf)
Ten ways parents can help their students with career planning.

A Career Planning Course for Parents (pdf)
Career issues students may face during each year of college and ways parents can be supportive; includes the top skills and qualities employers want in recent college graduates.

Great Books for Graduating Seniors (pdf)
A list of books that offer "real world" advice, recommended by career counselors at schools nationwide.

Parents Have Their Say . . . About Their College-Age Children's Career Decisions (pdf)
Summarizes research done with parents of students attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Although other studies have shown that students seek career advice and approval most often from their parents, the UNC study found that parents themselves do not believe they have much influence.



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