We realize that parents have a great impact on the lives of their sons and daughters, particularly with regard to career planning. We would like to partner with you in this effort! The Career Services Center is available to assist JJC students and alumni with major and career exploration and job search assistance. As a parent in this important role, you can encourage your student to take advantage of the programs and services we have to offer.
- First Year Career Pathway Coaching
- Career Advising
- Career Assessments
- Job Search Assistance
- Resume and Cover Letter Writing
- Mock Interviews
- Online Job Postings
- Job Fairs
- On-Campus Student Employment
Some students are not ready to address career/life planning and may not choose to contact our office. As a parent you can encourage them in a number of different ways. Here are some suggestions:
- Listen carefully to your student's ideas about careers and majors. Try to see the situation from their perspective.
- Be supportive of your student in exploring many different activities. Encourage exploration of their values, interests and talents.
- Emphasize internships as a way to gain valuable experience.
- Get to know what the Career Services Center offers and encourage your student to visit early in their college life.
- Talk positively to your student about the world of work.
- Help your student network with individuals who are employed in fields he/she is interested in.
- Stress the importance of planning now for a job search.
Encourage your daughter or son to take advantage of all of the services the Career Services Center provides. Appointments are available at flexible times to meet students' class and work schedule needs. We look forward to serving you and your JJC student.
Recommended Reading for Parents
- Letting Go, Sixth Edition: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treegar, 2016
- Release My Grip: Hope for a Parent's Heart as Kids Leave the Nest and Learn to Fly by Kami Gilmour, 2017
- The Parent's Crash Course in Career Planning: Helping Your College Student Succeed by Marcia B. Harris and Sharon L. Jones, Career Dimensions, 2007.