Georgetown College offers a first rate education that prepares young men and women for careers that allow them to live out their life calling. To this end, we educate them in the honored tradition of the liberals arts, convinced that a knowledge of the humanities, the arts, and the sciences is the best preparation for life and work.
We want our graduates to master the skills and attitudes essential to success in any and every life of work: traveling, praying, listening, writing, serving, reading, and working.
The Graves Center for Calling and Career exists to help our students discern their vocational interests and design a college experience that will prepare them to be a happy, productive member of the human community. We encourage the students to investigate the Graves Center for Calling and Career from their very first days on campus.
Here are some ways you can help your son or daughter.
- Help your child shadow a professional and secure an internship
- Discuss with your child which of the seven practices listed above was significant in your vocational journey
- Listen to your child describe their own dreams and plans
Encourage your employer
- to schedule “shadow days” for GC students,
- to create internships for GC students,
- to participate in “Job/Internship Fairs” at the College
Articles for Parents
- 10 Tips for Parents of Prospective College Students (HTML)
Here are a few tips for parents with children who are contemplating a college education or who are currently enrolled in college.
- A Career Planning Course for Parents
Many college students struggle with deciding on a career path. Parents can help their college students through this process, whether its sitting back and being patient or offering advice and encouragement.
- A Parents’ Guide to Career Development
One of the most valuable things parents can do to help a student with career planning is listen: be open to ideas, try to help your student find information, and be nonjudgmental. Here are 10 ways you can help.
- Hovering Parents Enter Career Air Space
Trend watchers have dubbed them helicopter parents because of the way they hover over their sons or daughters every decision and try to handle those life steps instead of allowing their adult children solve the problems.
- Parents Have Their Say…About Their College-Age Children’s Career Decisions
Research supports the influence of parental expectations and aspirations on the career decisions of their children. These expectations lay a foundation for parents’ behaviors and interactions with their children, which then indirectly or directly influence choices they make in the future.
- Top 10 Career Strategies for Freshmen and Sophomores
Becoming marketable to employers or graduate schools is a four-year job! Here are the top 10 things you can do during college to make yourself marketable at job-search time. In fact, if you do all 10, you’ll be unstoppable!
- How Will Your Online Profile Affect Potential Job Offers
Your friends may not be the only ones looking at your MySpace site–more than one-quarter of employers responding to a survey have “Googled” an applicants’ name or checked a candidate’s social networking site.