Thank you for taking an interest in student career development. Now is the time high school students are clarifying who they are, learning about what they're good at, and exporing career options. Work-related exploration, as well as parent support and encouragement, play an important role in this next big step.

Now is the time to start obtaining the kinds of skills that employers want to see.


Gaining work-related experience before and during college is very important. Whether through internships, part-time jobs or practicums, students can:

  • Explore career options from a first-hand perspective
  • Gain experience; in addition, some employers hire full-time employees from those who have completed their internship programs
  • Develop skills and enhance their knowledge base

Be an informed connector. Encourage your son or daughter to: