For Parents and Family Members

Career planning is an evolving process with many steps that range from choosing a major to finding full-time employment. This process does not always take a direct and straightforward path, and many students repeat steps as they discover more about themselves and their career options. As a parent and family member, your encouragement and guidance can help your student stay on track. The Office of Career and Professional Development welcomes you as a partner in your student's career journey. No matter where your student stands in the process, we have the resources to help. We ask that you encourage your student to visit our office and website, and take advantage of the wide array of services, programs, and resources available to help them reach their career potential. Scheduling an appointment with a career counselor is a great first step.

Please browse our website to learn about our services and how collectively we can support student success. The links below are provided to assist you as you guide your student through the career planning process.

Career Advising Handbook

The Career Advising Handbook is designed for Southern students on their journey from student to career professional.

Download Career Advising Handbook