Parents can help drive students to our office for our services and programs. The Center for Career & Professional Development wants our students to have a plan in place prior to graduation, if possible. Parents play an important role in guiding and encouraging their students. Together, we can ensure your child is on a path of their choosing. Please review our Four-Year Career Action Plan to get an idea of how your student can begin on this path.
Consider “liking” us on Facebook where we post all of our events, as well as some of the great internships and jobs that come into our office. Find us at www.facebook.com/careercenterrwu.
We suggest that parents educate themselves in order to help their child with career planning. To start, read about college hiring and get the latest job-search advice. Look at resources that offer resume help and interview tips.
Parents need to know how a college degree will help their student get a job. By having your student actively engage in all the Center for Career & Professional Development has to offer will significanlty increase their career-readiness. Reading Making College Pay will help you understand what your college student should do as early as their first year at college. According to the April 2014 National Association of Colleges and Employers salary survey, the top-hiring industries are Educational Services, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, Healthcare and Social Assistance, Federal, State, and Local Governments and Manufacturing. See what majors and salaries are being hired.
If you are a working professional, consider hosting our students in the Winter Externship Program, a job shadowing opportunity for students to learn about industry, professions and career paths while on January break. Offer an internship to students where they can get academically rigorous hands-on experience for a minimum of 135 hours while they earn three credits. Recruit RWU graduating seniors and alumni for professional positions within your organization. Post them in Hawks Hunt and interview the candidates on-campus.