College of Business

Undergraduate Programs


Supporting Your Student’s Career Development

At College of Business Administration, we understand your desire to be there to assist and provide for your student, and understand how crucial a role you play in their life. However, our goal is to assist you in helping your student navigate the resources available to them that will help him/her develop as a young adult and make the daily decisions that are a part of their new life.

We see the parent’s role to now be one of support (not just financially) – not doing for them – but helping them to do for themselves. And when they cannot, to know where to ask for help. As a parent, you can support your student by empowering them to make new friends and stay on top of coursework. You can also provide support by directing your student to a variety of University resources when needed and encouraging your student to reach out for assistance.

  • Encourage your student to make an appointment with a career counselor at the Office of Career Engagement.
  • Persuade your student to register for Student Professional Development Program beginning their freshman year.
  • Advise your student to write a resume and update it regularly; enlist the assistance of Career Services.
  • Challenge your student to research several careers and talk with people in those career areas.
  • Persuade your student to become an active members of at least one professional student association in the College of Business Administration.
  • Teach the importance of networking.
  • Emphasize the importance of the immersion experience (e.g., internships, study abroad, research project with faculty in chosen major).
  • Encourage extracurricular activities that will help build their resume and leadership skills.
  • Help your student stay up to date with current events and career trends.
  • Show your student the importance of attending career fairs regularly and start a job search in their junior year.
  • Motivate your student to build a professional network and find a mentor.