Discussing Career Options With Your Child

Talk about life after graduation

Choosing a career path is an important decision. You can help support your child’s choices by talking to them, early and often, about their post-high school plans.

Here are a few tips and ideas for starting the career conversation with your child:

1. Start the conversation early

2. Don’t compare your child to others

3. Find out their goals and their strengths

5. Help them research different options

6. Be supportive and understanding of their decisions

7. Share your post-grad experiences; both good and bad 

8. Offer words of wisdom

Additional resources

General advice for parents


How to help with college apps

Resources to share with seniors

Concerning the COVID-19 pandemic

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