Anderson, Indiana

Alumni

Keeping the End in Mind

Fri, 2012-04-27 01:42 -- batch_migrate

Keeping the End in Mind

Fellow Parents, I hope this finds you and your student doing well. In the Alumni Office, we often say that for our students, "We begin with the end in mind."

Really, all students should be thinking about and preparing for the end ... GRADUATION ... and what comes after. Unfortunately, some students don't start thinking about it until their senior year ... some of them not until about six weeks before graduation. This is not a good plan.    

Has your child signed up for RavenCareerLink? Are they thinking about and planning for internship and networking opportunities? Are they creating and "building" a well-rounded resume?

In addition to their college degree, they'll need a competitive edge and an impressive resume. Our suggestion to them is to first visit Career Development (2nd floor Decker Hall) and get on RavenCareerLink. There is an excellent program they can follow from their freshman year up through their senior year ... and it's never too late to get started. Please encourage your student to begin preparing for "the end" now if they haven't already.

One more great resource for them is our huge alumni family. As your child is looking for networking opportunities, internships, and job leads, our alumni can help locate and provide wonderful opportunities for their futures. My colleague in the Alumni Office, George Nalywaiko, is the Director of Alumni Networking. He would be happy to meet with your student at any time to help with alumni connections. The Alumni Office is also on the second floor of Decker Hall, and George can be reached by email at gnalywaiko@anderson.edu.

I highly recommend you check out the the four-year plan and checklist your child can utilize for their maximum benefit. And ... best of luck to you all!  
 
Blessings to all parents who love their children.

  Elyse

Associate Director
of Alumni & Parent Programming