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College career counseling offices

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They’re only useless if you don’t use them. Your kid should be on a first-name basis with someone in this office, to inquire about internships and job fairs and career paths.

The college may also refer your kid to affinity conferences: O4U, for instance, connects high-achieving LGBTQ+ undergraduates to top employers. ALPFA helps support Latino leaders at any stage of their careers.

Once your offspring begins to think of college as, golly, a place to prepare for a career, they may want to spend more time with like-minded classmates, chat up professors and guest speakers in the outside world, and generally geek out on the job market.

You’ll only know if you ask, repeatedly. If you find yourself losing motivation, and cowering in the face of young adult pushback, think of your couch.

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