Tips for Parents
Tools You Can Use
Here are several websites that you might find helpful:
College Parents of America
According to their website, College Parents of America (www. collegeparents.org) is the only membership organization of current and future college parents in the United States. Founded in 1997, their mission is to assist families in the successful preparation, transition, adjustment and completion through college. College Parents of America provides its members with the advantage of valuable benefits and advocacy that protect and maximize their family's college investment and the resources to support their student's achievement.
Have you checked it out? JobWeb (www.jobweb.com) is a great resource parents can use to support their student with career, internship and job planning.
According to the JobWeb website, the organization offers the following resources specifically for parents to help them take an active role in helping their student secure a satisfying and rewarding first job and career:
- Job Market: A place parents can go to find out who is hiring and where the jobs are.
- Salary: A place where parents can get the latest information on starting salary offers.
- Careers 411: A place where parents can access articles written specifically for them on how they can contribute to their college-age children's career development.
- Making Magic: New and Emerging Occupations: A place where parents can learn about emerging occupations in today's global market.
- JobWeb Newsletter: A free, monthly e-newsletter for students with the latest information on the job market and starting salaries, and tips for the job search.
The Transition Year
The Transition Year (www. transitionyear.org) is an online resource center designed to help parents and students focus on emotional health before, during and after the college transition. You might find this site useful as a tool for discussing important issues with your student over the next couple of months.
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