You are our partners, and play a vital role in the career development of your student. We know that most college students look to their parents for advice and direction as they make life and career decisions, and of course you know their strengths and personal characteristics better than anyone. We hope you will encourage your student to connect with Career & Internship Services early during their years at HPU. Click to access the Four Year Action Plan which serves as a great conversation starter and a career-preparedness “to do” list. We are eager to connect personally and individually with your student to help map out a tailored plan of action.
If you sense that your student is reluctant to make an appointment to meet with one of our professional staff members, please encourage him or her to use our drop-in hours as a first step. Our well-trained Career Peer Ambassadors (CPAs) are a great resource for help with resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and researching internships.
We invite you to join with us through the Panther Career Connection program. We value your input, the connections and opportunities you can share, and your support.
Please complete the Panther Career Connection form if you are interested partnering with HPU students and supporting our department.
As you endeavor to help your student define interests and chart a career path, the following Career Planning Course for Parents, developed by The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) will be an invaluable tool.
Your son or daughter just left for (or returned to) college but doesn’t seem to have a clue as to what he or she wants to major in, let alone choose as a career. Don’t worry, this is not unusual, although you might wish your child had a little more sense of direction.
Choosing a career is a process students need to go through—and they go through the stages of this process at different rates of speed. The steps include:
Here’s your own career planning timetable: