Career Resources for Parents

Career Planning Tools and Advice for Your Children

Handshake: Your student's one-stop automated, 24/7 access to on-campus recruitment, job fairs, workshops, events, internships, summer jobs, and graduate school programs. Handshake is also the home of Career Connections, an online mentoring service provided by LVC volunteers willing to offer advice on career exploration and assistance in the job search process.


The Key to a Successful College Experience is Planning

Freshman year:  Research majors, attend career events, consider taking career assessments, build your Handshake profile, get involved in on-campus clubs and organizations

Sophomore year: Decide on a major, explore career options, conduct informational interviews and job shadows, begin building your online profile, create a resume, attend career events

Junior year: Participate in internships, consult with career mentors, meet with us to review resume and cover letter, participate in career fairs and mock interviews, begin graduate school preparation (if applicable)

Senior year: Attend career fairs, finalize resume and cover letter, begin online job search, apply to graduate schools, participate in mock interviews, meet with us to discuss job search strategies and interview preparation.