Parents / Families
Winona State University’s Career Services is part of the Warrior Success Center. We support students with a wide range of services and resources for academic and career development. We recognize that it is common for students to turn to their parents or other family members for guidance regarding their career choice. The information provided here is intended to help you understand your student and his or her needs, inform you of services we provide, and offer support and resources for you as a parent.
We support your student’s career development needs by offering the following services:
- individual career advising/counseling appointments
- Resources for major choice and career exploration
- Career related assessments
- Job search documents: resumes, cover letters
- Interview preparation and practice
- Job listings through WSU’s job posting site, Warrior Jobs
- Job search guidance and ideas
- Career events, job fairs and employer connections
Career Development FAQ
The Parents’ Crash Course in Career Planning: Helping Your College Student Succeed by Marcia Harris and Sharon Jones, e-Book, VGM Career Horizons, 1996. Addresses common career development questions asked by parents of college students.
The College to Career Road Map: A Four-year Guide to Coaching Your Student (parent edition) by Terese Corey Blanck, Peter Vogt and Judith Anderson. © 2006, Atwood Publishing, Madison, Wisconsin. A great tool to help parents support their student through career decision making, including helpful conversation starters.
The College to Career Road Map: A Four-year Guide to Finding Your Path (student edition) by Terese Corey Blanck, Peter Vogt and Judith Anderson. © 2006, Atwood Publishing, Madison, Wisconsin. Resources for helping your student navigate the transition into college and beyond.
Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men by Michael Kimmel. © 2008, HarperCollins Publishers. Explores the complex and often troubling social world in which boys age 16 to 26 are expected to make the transition from boyhood to manhood. Each year Winona State University selects one book to be used throughout campus, so chances are good that your student has read this for at least one class.
Iseek - Comprehensive career, education and job resource developed in partnership of the MN Dept. of Education, MN Dept of Employment and Economic Department, MN Office of Higher Education, MN State Colleges and Universities, MN IT Services, and the University of Minnesota.
Career One Stop - Tools for career exploration, education, job search and more, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
MnSCU and MN Programs of Study - Both are sites created by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the Minnesota Department of Education’s Center for Post-secondary Success.
Additional resources for college students and their parents may be found through WSU Admissions.