Advice to First Year Parents

by Kathleen Powell, Director of Career Exploration & Development

By now your sons and daughters are back at college to finish out their first year. During the break you may have heard about their classes, their professors, their clubs and organizations and their dreams for the summer or life after college! For some students, they have no idea what’s out there or what they could pursue after graduation.

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Career Conversations: Making the most of them during breaks!

By Kathleen Powell, Director of Career Exploration & Development, and Zach Pavol, Assistant Director of Career Exploration & Development

In the next few weeks, thousands of students will be returning home for their winter break. Students see this as a much needed break from academics. What they might encounter when returning home is a new conversation with their parents and relatives.

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I’m a second year student….now what?

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by Kathleen Powell, Director of Career Exploration & Development

Liberal arts students gain skills in critical thinking, decision making and problem solving and use those skills very well…until, for some,  it’s time to choose a major!  The choice of an academic major can bring about anticipation and excitement or it can be a time filled with anxiety and a sense of uncertainty. 

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