Why Your Student Should Take Advantage of Career Services
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One of the most overlooked services college offer is their career services department. Every college has something similar to an Office of Career Services, even if it’s in the form of specialized advisors. If your college student isn’t taking advantage of the career services their school offers, you should urge them to look into it! Resources from this office range from career exploration to aptitude tests, to counseling students through what their interests are and where they want to end up in five to ten years. As a recent college graduate, I can advocate for the specialized attention career service departments provide to enrolled students. If your college student hasn’t taken advantage of the career service department at their school, urge them to at least look into what’s offered. Here are eight reasons why your student should take advantage of career services while they’re still enrolled in school:
Trained professionals are waiting, at the ready, to help your student succeed!
Whether it’s a degree in counseling, experience in a specific field, or specialized training, employees in college career service departments have ideal backgrounds to help your student! There are a number of stages your student can be in when they seek out career service assistance. Maybe they’re in their first year of college and they’re feeling uneasy about the major they picked. Maybe they love the major they’re in currently, but they aren’t sure what to do with it after graduation. Maybe your student is feeling overwhelmed by the internship application process or doesn’t know where to begin searching for an internship altogether. Or maybe they need assistance brushing up their resume. Whether your student is at the beginning or end of their college career, the professionals in a career services office can assist them with a number of things.
Career service employees are the first to know when an employer is hiring!
The more your student is known in the career services office, the more likely it is that staff members will reach out to them when a job opportunity becomes available. This is especially important for college students who are approaching graduation and likely looking for employment. Urge your student…