How to Talk to Your Student About Different Types of Internships
Internships are an essential way for your student to gain experience and skills in today’s competitive employment marketplace. Not only do most college programs require at least one internship for a student to graduate, but also many entry-level jobs require internship experience to apply (and employers want candidates who have that experience under their belt!).
Roundup of Internship Resources
With the semester ending and the summer coming, many students are looking for an internship position, hoping to gain some real-life experience and even land a job placement. Your student may be frustrated by the amount of the internship information from the campus career office, the internet and even his social groups. Naturally, as a parent you'll have some questions of your own: Where should my student and I be searching? How can I help ease some of my student's internship stress? How can I give constructive advice but give my student the space s/he needs?
Should My Student Join An Honor Society And How To Choose One?
I was at Florida State University recently and was walking through the student union after wrapping up a lunch meeting. I was a bit surprised, and honestly proud, to notice a student who was standing alone and reading his invitation to join the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). At first I thought I should keep walking but after a few steps further I knew I couldn’t pass up the chance to congratulate him.
Time to Think Globally
Back-and-forth between professors and students just isn't the norm in much of Europe. But John Ferrel didn't know that when he spent a semester at the University of Burgos in Spain before graduating in May from Boston University. "A couple of times I raised my hand in class, and everyone looked shocked," he says. But he adapted quickly: "By my second or third month, I had my first dream in Spanish."
Ten Factors in Student Success
College Parents of America operates with a premise that every student wants to succeed. We also believe that part of your role as a parent is to help your student to succeed frequently as the school year begins, and to aid him or her in attaining a higher level of performance throughout the academic year.