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resources for Parents

Thank you for your interest. We would be happy to provide you with more information about our programs and services.

Receive Communications


Sign Up for our E-mail Blasts

Periodically, we will send out an e-mail to parents on our distribution list. E-mail messages typically include our Parent E-zine along with announcements of upcoming events like our career fairs.

If you would like to subscribe to our list please e-mail us (lamoce@rit.edu) with your email address.


To Request a Parent Information Packet

Please e-mail Lisa Monette (lamoce@rit.edu), a program coordinator in the Office of Co-op and Career Services, to request information.The packet typically includes a Career Overview, Co-op Quick Start Guide, List of Recommended Web Sites (job search-related), along with your son or daughter's contact in our office.

Include the following information in your email:

Your Son or Daughter's major
Your Name
Mailing Address


(A free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader is available to download).

10 Tips for Parents of College Graduates & Prospective College Students
A Career Planning Course for Parents
A Parent's Guide to Career Development
Recommended Reading List for Career Success


The Parent’s Crash Course in Career Planning: Helping Your College Student Succeed (Marcia B. Harris and Sharon L. Jones, VGM, 2007) Available from www.lulu.com

Study Abroad: A Parent’s Guide (William W. Hoffa, NAFSA, 1998)

Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years (Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger, HarperPerennial, 1997)

Empty Nest, Full Heart: The Journey From Home to College (Andrea Van Steenhouse, Simpler Life Press, 1998)

Career Coaching Your Kids: Guiding Your Child Through the Process of Career Discovery (David H. Montross, Robert J. Ginn Jr., Consulting Psychologists Press, 1997)

Student Guides and Handouts
Here are resources available for your son or daughter to help them during their job search. They have the ability to download as a PDF any of our helpful job search handouts, page-turning handbooks, mind-expanding resume and cover letter samples and more.


Job Search Information

Wondering what is available for your students to get them ready for the job search? Here is a link to job search content developed for our students and alumni that ranges from resume writing, letters to employers, interviewing to salary negotiations.