Community Engagement and Career Development

Parents & Family

 Our office guides and supports students in the discovery process, and the achievement of their academic, career, and related life goals. As a family member of a USM student you play a critical role in your student’s success. To help your student succeed in their career exploration we suggest that they are actively involved in the process. Using the following check-list can assist in promoting conversations with your student.

  • Encourage on-going discussions with their advisor
  • Awareness of the career investigation time-line
  • Understand the decision making process
  • Research career interests
  • Take advantage of informational interview opportunities
  • Participate in career related seminars and workshops
  • Examine how current employment compliments their career interests
  • Write a cover letter & resume
  • Be aware of campus/community involvement and volunteerism
  • Participate in an internship
  • Create a career networking base
  • Understand current employment trends
  • Search for employment opportunities

Family members can also be helpful to other students by posting employment/internship opportunities to USM’s e-Recruiting career networking site.