Notice anything about the figure below? Despite all the discussion about parental (over)involvement, students remain steadfast in relying on parents and family members for career support.
So what's a parent to do when seeking to provide tools and support while encouraging full independence and accountability? The parents and students with whom I work identify three approaches to ensure student career development success:
1) Students - Start early in the academic year (now!) to clarify interests, set career goals, and connect with mentors
2) Parents - Encourage ongoing student development for long-term success with multiple plans to identify options
3) Both (Students and Parents) - Welcome professional services that can provide expert guidance and support
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