Parents play a critical role in their child’s college experience and their decisions for the future. However, the world of work is quite different than 30, 20 or even 10 years ago. In order to give your student sound advice, it is essential for you to understand the environment, resources and opportunities available for your student. You can play an integral role as your student navigates through their time at Wake Forest and makes plans for their future.
Vice President Andy Chan’s blog, Heart of the Matter, addresses many of the questions asked by parents. Feel free to send him your questions, too. The Mentoring Resource Center Blog is another great resource for you as you learn how your student could be involved in mentoring during their college years. The Parents’ Blog can help you stay in touch with all of the opportunities your student has on Wake Forest’s campus.
To encourage your student to take the right steps and stay on track for a successful journey from college to career, get to know the process. Many students have difficulty in selecting a major and/or career. Others need help getting prepared for the job search. Check out this information to learn more about the resources available to your student as they select their major or career and prepare for an internship or job search. Also, review the first destination data to see what career fields Wake Forest graduates have entered, their functional areas, and other details.
Below are five simple checklists for your students depending on their class year as well as a calendar of the career events and educational opportunities this semester.