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Career Management: Parents are invited

During the Q&A session after a recent talk I gave someone asked what I thought about parents who wanted to attend interviews with their recent college graduate.  The way in which the question was asked and the ensuing discussion left no doubt about the audience’s point of view.  They were against it!  The collective feeling … Continue reading Career Management: Parents are invited

Parents Worries And 7 Things You Can Do To Ease Your Mind

The Princeton Review’s annual survey of “Hopes and Worries” among college applicants and parents for 2015 found that…(to read more) 90% viewed financial aid as “very” necessary to pay for college 66% said it was “extremely” necessary 45% saw a “better job as the main benefit of a college education, and Other surveys report that … Continue reading Parents Worries And 7 Things You Can Do To Ease Your Mind

Parents of Blue Chip Athletes Need More for their Student than a College Degree

Parents and recruits know the odds of making a living as a professional athlete are astronomically long. And even when talent and good fortune allows them to play at the next level, professional careers are remarkably short. That’s why athletic departments have support programs in place that improve a recruit’s chances of earning a college degree—one that serves as a back up plan.

What Grandparents Can Do

At the tender age of 9 Kasey is already programed to tell anyone who will listen that she plans to attend Stanford University. Does this sound like your grandchild? Though you may be happy to see that they have a high level of personal ambition, if you are like the rest of us you probably don’t know what else to do beyond offering an accepting nod of approval, a smile and perhaps of some version of “atta-girl” as encouragement.

Should Parents Sit Back and Let Go When Their Student Goes Off to College?

Simply sitting back and letting go given today’s job market for recent college graduates is the equivalent of throwing a child into the deep end as a way of teaching them to swim.  The situation is far too demanding for that. Besides, as a parent, you can do better.   And that is the point of … Continue reading Should Parents Sit Back and Let Go When Their Student Goes Off to College?

Helping Your Kids Connect the Dots to Their Career: How Grandparents (& Parents) Can Help

My granddaughter is like the kids from Lake Wobegone. You know, that’s where “the women are strong, the men are good looking and all the kids are above average.” At the tender age of 9 Kasey is already programed to tell anyone who will listen that she plans to attend Stanford University. Does this sound … Continue reading Helping Your Kids Connect the Dots to Their Career: How Grandparents (& Parents) Can Help

How to Compete When You Are a New Grad With no Internship Experience

Remember that final exam in college you really studied for?  You knew the material so well that even the professor’s “trick” questions were easy to spot.  You can use the same process to be “uber” competitive even if you do not have one of those coveted internships.  The key is to be highly focused and … Continue reading How to Compete When You Are a New Grad With no Internship Experience

Get a Great Job After College: Advice for Parents

Parents are worried their student will be unable to find a good job after college.  They should be!  According to the Department of Labor, nearly half of all college graduates have jobs that do not require a college degree.  And for millions of college graduates the situation will not get better once the economy improves because … Continue reading Get a Great Job After College: Advice for Parents