The University of San Francisco: Career Services Center
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Resources for Parents

How to Help My Child Get Ready for the World of Work (PDF)

A few suggestions that have been proven to provide the structure, encouragement, and direction that are integral to supporting students in developing their own career paths.

Yearly Steps to Help Your Student Succeed (PDF)

A yearly planning guide to help your student identify the Career Resources he/she should take advantage of each year.

CSC Calendar of Events

Career Fairs, Workshops, Employer Mock Interviews, On Campus Interviews, Information Sessions, and more.

Overview of Career Services

To view a comprehensive listing of services for students and alumni check out this handout.

Additional Resources


Hand me down Dreams: How Families Influence Our Career Paths and How We Can Reclaim Them
by Mary H. Jacobsen

This book examines how family background can affect an individuals career path and/or job performance.

Parent’s Crash Course in Career Planning: Helping Your College Student Succeed
by Marcia B. Harris and Sharon L. Jones.

This book addresses career planning from freshman orientation through senior year in college and what parents and students should do. The book also discusses career trends, job options, choosing a major and career, and conducting a job search to land a satisfying and rewarding job.

Don't tell me what to do, Just send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years
by Helen Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller

This book is an easy-to-use guide designed to help parents support and understand their children as they enter their first year of college.

Online Articles

10 Tips for Parents of Prospective College Students
A Parents' Guide to Career Development
A Career Planning Course for Parents