Explore Majors & Careers
Choosing a major and subsequent career path is one of the most important decisions your student will make. Encourage them to take time to reflect on their values, personality, skills, and interests. Your student can then narrow their focus when researching possible majors/careers. Take a look at the links on the left for details about helping your student through this process. Having a clear picture of the path they will take during their college career will better equip you to guide them through their time at Auburn.
A strong academic record is no longer the main quality employers look for in a potential employee. Gaining experience outside of the classroom will build the skills needed to be successful in your desired career and will help you position yourself as the top candidate for the positions you pursue. Experience comes in many forms including part-time jobs, internship, co-ops, research, volunteer work, and campus leadership. The types of opportunities you explore will vary depending upon your individual major and personal career goals. Use these resources to aid in your search for opportunities to gain experience.
Land a Job
As parents of a new graduate, what can you do to assist your grad in the transition from classes and residence halls to the reality of being a working adult? Ask how you can assist them in their job search and suggest they visit the University Career Center for assistance. Help your new grad get his/her foot in the door by providing networking contacts. These are just some of the ways in which you can help them during the job search. Keep in mind that they are trying to transition into the real world - let them take the lead.
University Career Center has many valuable resources to support your student during their time at Auburn University, but there are many other campus resources available to them. Below you will find links to some of the more popular resources across campus.
Last modified: August 13, 2021