Career Resources for Parents

Career Planning Tools and Advice for Your Children
What Can I Do With This Major? A computer-assisted guidance tool is available to help your student identify career paths frequently associated with specific majors.

Handshake: Your 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.

Shadowing:  Shadowing a professional in the workplace, particularly a LVC alumni Career Connections mentor, is one of the best ways to learn what a job is really like—from the inside out.

A Career Planning Course for Parents: Includes Careers 101—for parents of first-year students; Careers 201— for parents of second-year students; Careers 301—for parents of 'mid-career' students; and Careers 401—for parents of graduating seniors.

CareerSpots: 12 great three-minute videos created by leading experts to prepare students for the job search.

Becoming a Parent of Influence
Consider becoming a volunteer with the Center for Career Development. Provide valuable career advice and job search assistance to current LVC students through a variety of annual programs and workshops for first-year students. Contact us for details at

Hire LVC Talent. Register yourself and/or your employer in our Handshake system. Introduce your company, organization, or school district to potential future employees. Post employment and internship opportunities or register for career events and on-campus recruiting. For registration details and login information, visit

Become a Career Connections mentor. Visit to learn about our online mentoring program that provides students and recent graduates with the opportunity to tap into the LVC Global Network for exploration, networking, and mentoring during the job or internship search process.