Choosing a major and subsequent career path is one of the most important decisions your student will make. Encourage them to take time to reflect on their values, personality, skills, and interests. Your student can then narrow their focus when researching possible majors/careers. Take a look at the links on the left for details about helping your student through this process. Having a clear picture of the path they will take during their college career will better equip you to guide them through their time at Auburn.
A strong academic record is no longer the main quality employers look for in a potential employee. Experience outside of the classroom will help your student build the necessary skills to be successful in his/her desired career. Non-academic experience comes in many forms including part-time jobs, internship, research, volunteer work, and campus leadership. Encourage your student to pursue as many opportunities as possible. Those experiences will help his/her resume stand out among a sea of fellow applicants.
As parents of a new graduate, what can you do to assist your grad in the transition from classes and residence halls to the reality of being a working adult? Ask how you can assist them in their job search and suggest they visit the Career Center for assistance. Help your new grad get his/her foot in the door by providing networking contacts. These are just some of the ways in which you can help them during the job search. Keep in mind that they are trying to transition into the real world - let them take the lead.
If you or your employer is interested in hiring Auburn students and graduates, click the link to the right. Create an account in Auburn University’s job posting database, Tiger Recruiting Link, to hire for full-time, part-time, and internship positions.