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For Families

Outlined are some of the resources available to your students when they utilize our services:

Prepare

  • Your student can meet with someone in our office for career guidance as early as their first year for help in figuring out a career direction, making plans, skill assessments, and more.
  • We offer the Malone.MyPlan.com assessments and students should schedule follow-up interpretation appointment - this site also helps students explore and choose a major.
  • We encourage students to determine their vocational abilities, skills and talents
  • We help students earn to articulate who they are and what they want to do
  • We steer students to maximize career-related opportunities to gain insight and experience in work areas of interest
  • Students can activate a MaloneCareerConnect.com account to view Federal Work Study, part-time/seasonal jobs, internships, career-entry positions as well as announcements, career events and resources
  • We encourage students to research graduate schools, companies and organizations nationwide and abroad that interest them

Connect

  • We prepare students to present themselves in a professional and personable manner
  • We teach students how to network with employers on- and off-campus
  • We utilize the Perfect Interview technology to help students gain confidence and offer them feedback and assistance
  • We introduce students to  successful alumni during our Alumni Career chapels and Young Professional Chocolate Fountain Open House events
  • We coordinate and participate in numerous internship/job and graduate school fairs

 Transition

  • We help students coordinate information interviews with professionals in the field, family, friends and employers
  • We help students seek Internships and part-time jobs to engage in an experiential learning experience as early as their sophomore year
  • We provide resources that help students discover proven job search strategies, tools and resources, such as:

                                    http://www.jobchoicesonline.com/

Suggested Activities and Reading:

  • Send your student notes of encouragement and inspiration. Remind them of the skills, strengths, talents, abilities and wisdom you see in them. Help them visualize opportunities and think without fear.  
  • Consider the following books:
  • Courage and Calling: Embracing Your God-Given Potential by Gordon T. Smith along with the study guide
  • Live Your Calling: A Practical Guide to Finding and Fulfilling by Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
  • Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson, M.D.

 

 

 



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