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Parents' Corner


Career Development offers developmental guidance and counseling to college students for career planning and job searching.  Career planning includes:  1) developing self-awareness of interests, skills, and values, 2) researching careers, 3) developing contacts, 4) gaining exposure and experience, 5) developing marketable skills, and 6) learning job seeking skills.  We have prepared this page to acquaint you with Edinboro University's Center for Career Development so that you can encourage your student to explore our resources and services.

Parents' Tips:

§  Encourage your student to earn good grades and make informed decisions.
§  Encourage your son or daughter to conduct career research, develop a plan, and become involved in campus activities.
§  Use your expertise and contacts when advising your child.
§  Remind your children to make full use of university resources.
§  Encourage students to develop marketable skills and professional contacts.


Career Counseling:  Individualized assistance is provided for students who want to clarify career direction or determine occupations of interest.  A computerized assessment system and other assessment tools help define career preferences.

Mock Interviews:  During simulated interviews, verbal and nonverbal communication skills are critiqued.

Resume and Cover Letter Critiques:  A staff member reviews the content and appearance of resumes and job search correspondence and offers suggestions.

Workshops:  Programs to assist with career planning, developing job-search skills, and applying for graduate and professional education are offered regularly.

Career Resource Library:  A comprehensive collection of books, directories, and videotapes is available to help students research career options and identify potential employers. The library is located in 207 Pogue Student Center.

Graduate School Assistance:  A staff member can meet with a student to provide information on the admission process and tips on how to prepare for entrance examinations.

Article Links

A Career Planning Course for Parents

A Parents Guide to Career Development

What Parents of Prospective College Students Should Know

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