This is your student’s life. This is their career. No one but your student can do the work and make the decisions necessary for them to find success and happiness. Career Services has the resources, skills, and experience to be of great assistance to them in that process, and to make their efforts more efficient and effective. But, like you, we can’t do it for them. Planning a career and preparing for the world of work and/or graduate/professional school is not difficult, but it does involve making a commitment of time and energy.
As a parent, we welcome your interest, questions, and assistance in encouraging your student to take advantage of all we have to offer. You and they, won't regret the investment.
EIU Career Services connects with and supports EIU Parents! We encourage you to attend our presentations during your student's Orientation Program date. Learn how to make the most out of your college investment. Career planning and preparation is not something that should be put off until graduation. We will discuss how we can help your student create a Freshman Action Plan that has provided successful results for other students! Here is what other parents are saying:
"Students should attend this lecture."
"Wish this service was available when I was in college!"
"The 4 planning was exactly what I needed to know. This session gave me priceless information."
If you have scheduled your Freshman Orientation date with New Student Programs, be sure to reserve a seat for our presentation here!
This will likely be one of the most important decisions your student makes, so it is critical that they have the resources needed to make, not an impulsive decision, but an informed decision.
Four-Year Student Career Plan
This plan gives you specific details and suggestions on what your student should be doing each year to move toward their career goals.
Encourage your student to use HANDSHAKE. This is your student's 4 year track to Career Success! Students have access to Campus Jobs, Internships & Job Postings screened by our Career Center, and access to Employers seeking EIU candidates including EIU Alums.
Encourage your student to schedule an appointment with one of our Career Counselors. They will help them with a wide range of career-related subjects, including: choosing a major, career options, job searching, resume writing, interviewing skills, job search strategies and more!
There are many ways in which parents can help their student's progress through the career decision-making process. Here are some ways you can support your student:
View our annual report online about our Career Development Services, Recruitment Activities, Employment Statistics, Salaries & More!
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