The first year of college is the ideal time to explore majors and interests within the university setting. Below you will find numerous ways your student can gain an understanding of life and academics at UNLV as well as many ways you and Career Services can help in this exciting transition.
Consider providing additional support to enhance the career resources, services, and programs of Career Services:
- Become a friend of Career Services and promote our corporate partnerships to employers you know.
- Refer potential UNLV employers to the Career Services office.
- Be a volunteer for Career Fair.
- Attend New Student Orientation.
- Keep options open while exploring the academic world.
- Attend first-year success courses such as EPY 101 .
- Get involved in a student activity or organization of interest.
- Establish relationships with academic advisors, the Career Services office, and faculty members.
- Use the Undergraduate Catalog to review majors and minors and determine which ones are of interest.
- Research majors and careers on the Internet, including links provided on the Career Services website and in the Career Services Library.
- Meet with academic advisors to identify courses that meet your needs based upon interests and academic goals.
- Clarify career interests and aspirations through self-assessment:
- DISCOVER computerized guidance system
- Personalized counseling
- Workshops on career planning
- Encourage your student to develop good study habits and make grades a top priority.
- Encourage your student to use the resources available at UNLV, including faculty, academic advisors, and career counselors.
- Talk with your student about participating in campus organizations that match his or her career goals or enhance his or her leadership skills.
- Encourage your son or daughter to use a well-thought-out career decision-making process like the one in the "Backpacks to Briefcases (PDF)" career handbook.
Career Services' Role:
- Present information to students and parents through New Student Orientation.
- Provide various career-assessment tools such as DISCOVER.
- Encourage students to build relationships with academic advisors and faculty.
- Educate students about the career decision-making process.
- Orient students to the self-exploration materials on the Career Services website and in the Career Resources Library.