Assisting with the Job & Internship Search
How To Be Support Your Student’s Job/Internship Search
- Encourage a visit to the CDC, where resumes, cover letters, interviewing, networking, and overall job and internship
search advice is available.
- Introduce your student to potential network contacts that may be able to open doors for them.
- Talk to your student about what to wear on an interview, how to interview, and manners
(handshake, sending thank you notes)
- Persuade your student to stay up-to-date with current events. Employers will expect students to know what is happening around them. Buy your
student a subscription to the New York Times of the Wall Street Journal. When they
are home on break, discuss major would and business issues with them. (Source: National
Association of Colleges and Employers).
- Your help should be totally invisible to the employer. Parents are great coaches, advisors, proofreaders, and provide moral support but there is no reason a parent should ever contact an employer directly or accompany their student to a job fair or interview.
Additional advice and resources:
- How Parents Can Help Their Kids Look for a Job
- How to Get Grads off the Couch and Into the Workplace
- How Parents Can Help Their Kids Get a Job after College
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