At Drew University, we recognize the special role that families play in the career choices of our students. With this in mind, we’d like you to have information about resources that can help your student as he or she goes through these important decisions.
We provide a comprehensive array of services to assist students with career planning including:
- Selecting a major
- Deciding on a career path
- Gaining experience through the Academic Internship Program
- Exploring graduate school
- Networking with alumni
- Workshops on resume writing, job search, and interview skills
- Career Talk information programs and alumni panels
- The Career Center Interview Program
You can help your students by listening to their confusions and concerns and providing suggestions about how they can research various career directions. Introduce them to family friends and neighbors who work at a variety of careers so that they can begin to understand about the wide range of possibilities. It’s fine to be undecided about a career choice, but it is important to be taking steps to learn more about themselves and about careers.
Below are suggestions about what your students should be doing during each stage of their experience at Drew. This year-by-year information may be helpful in beginning a dialogue with them about careers.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) website also has useful information about how families can assist students with the career planning process through the NACE Parent Library.
Beyond helping your student with his or her individual career decisions, we also welcome your input and assistance for other Drew University students. If you are able to offer students internship opportunities at your place of work or would like to post full-time positions for Drew graduates, you are welcome to contact us.