The second year of college is important in constructing a major and in identifying an academic path that will lead to a sound career choice. We have plenty of resources for your student to research.
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.
- Begin to solidify academic majors related to career choice.
- Gather information about various careers through informational interviews and job shadowing.
- Begin building marketable leadership skills through campus involvement or part-time work experience.
- Seek out career-related work experiences through the following resources:
- Connect to students, student groups, and faculty through UNLV CareerLink.
- If your student is undecided about his or her major or career choice, encourage him or her to see a career counselor.
- Talk with your student about the different career and major choices being considered and why they are of interest to him or her.
- Encourage your student to follow his or her dreams and to seek new information.
- Help your student come up with a list of friends or relatives who may work in a field of interest so he or she can conduct an informational interview or take part in a job-shadowing experience.
- Encourage your student to obtain career-related experience over the summer to enhance skill development and marketability.
Career Services Role:
- Teach students how to conduct informational interviews and contact professionals in their fields of interest.
- Educate students on the value of career-related experience and how to search for opportunities.
- Emphasize the importance of skill development in the job-search process.
- Maintain internship and other career-related opportunities through the UNLV website and on UNLV CareerLink.