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Entering college is the fulfillment of a dream for both you and your child. With the college decision process completed, now comes the challenge for your child to decide on a career path. Encouraging your child to participate in campus activities, to explore interests outside of class, and to actively engage in the career planning process at the New York University Wasserman Center for Career Development can help him or her choose a career path. Working together, your student can make a successful transition into full-time employment and achieve independence. Additionally, we can help your student find a part-time job or internship to supplement their academic work. Below are some of the ways we can partner with students to help them achieve their career goals.
We recommend a proactive approach to your child’s career planning, and that a student’s first visit to The Wasserman Center take place during the freshman year. This way, he or she can become acquainted early with a career counselor, the various services we offer, and with all the elements of career planning and job hunting. Remember that the college years go fast!
During your child’s first visit with a career counselor, we will explore the student's career interests and goals, and explain how to use office services. Next, the counselor will help the student design a career planning strategy. Some students start with self-assessment (a clarification of career-related interests, skills, and values). Others may start with career exploration through various print and online tools. Investigating a variety of professions can broaden a student's awareness of career options and increase his or her knowledge of the world of work.
Preparing a dynamic resume and cover letter can set a student on the right track to getting their "dream job." We help students create and revise resumes and cover letters in career counseling appointments and daily walk-in hours.
One of the most significant aspects of the job search process is the interview. Ultimately, this determines whether or not a student will be offered employment. We help students prepare for interviews by providing the “Acing the Interview” workshop, mock interviews, and InterviewStream, a web-based interview training tool that allows students to practice, record, review, and share video-taped interviews using a personal computer and a web-camera.
We are here to give your child the tools to find the right opportunities during what has the potential to become an overwhelming process. Encourage your child to meet with a Career Counselor to develop a job search strategy that best meets your child’s needs. Resources such as NYU CareerNet, Career Fairs, iNet, Mentor Network, and the On-Campus Recruitment program are available to students. Please note, The Wasserman Center for Career Development makes every effort to screen employers and job postings on NYU CareerNet. If your student receive a suspicious email or phone message from an employer, it is extremely important to exercise caution. Please click here for important information about fraudulent job postings. This applies to jobs posted on any job board, newspaper, and email solicitation.
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Become aware of the factors involved in career planning and share them with your student. This is an individual process. Respecting your student's unique combination of interests, abilities, and values can go a long way toward helping them make some important career decisions. Additionally, please respect the guidelines and policies of The Wasserman Center.
For resources on how you can assist your child with the job search, please visit Jobweb.com's Information for Parents and A Career Planning Course for Parents. With support from both their parents and The Wasserman Center, they will be better able to find genuine career satisfaction in the future.
"Wasserman is an exceptional career center because of the extensive variety of services it offers to students. NYU Wasserman provides students at all stages of their career the help they need." - Sarah, Junior, CAS