Author: Pamela Williams

Tips for building relationships with professors

Posted by on October 12, 2021

Developing relationships with college professors can be beneficial in many ways for your student. Not only will they probably do better in the class, but also building relationships with professors may lead to future research opportunities, great letters of recommendation, and having a mentor in your student’s field of interest. If they plan to ask for a letter of recommendation for grad school, internships, or jobs it is essential that strong relationships with one or more professors are created.

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Dining Services to offer gift boxes

Posted by on October 5, 2021

Missouri S&T Dining Services now offers an option for parents, friends, and even students to order gift boxes on campus.  Selections for easy campus pick-up feature snack time favorites, cold weather goodies, late night cravings, and more!  Visit shoponcampus.com/mst or download the Shop on Campus app to order online.

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Sending your student to college might improve your relationship

Posted by on October 5, 2021

Sending your student off to college is a milestone. And your relationship with your student will change. But that change may not be what you expect – or fear. As most parents worry about their changing relationship with their student, they think about what they may lose. They may not think about it improving and becoming even more fulfilling.

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Global Engineering Program

Posted by on September 28, 2021

Does your engineering student love to travel and want to experience a different culture? Have they dreamed of living abroad and immersing themselves in another society and language? Would they like to stand out in the global job market? Then Missouri S&T’s Global Engineering Program might be just what they are looking for!
 

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How COER can help your student – yes, even your college freshman!

Posted by on September 21, 2021

Career Opportunities and Employer Relations (COER) at Missouri S&T is dedicated to helping students and alumni pursue their career dreams. The variety of services offered is wide-ranging and includes assisting students find full-time employment, summer internships and Cooperative Education experiences.
Unfortunately, many students think of the career office as a place they should visit during that last semester of senior year as graduation looms and they realize that they won’t be returning to school in the fall. Students who learn early that COER can help them, and who visit often at various stages of their college experience, are able to take full advantage of what this office has to offer.

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Helping your college freshman when they’re homesick

Posted by on September 14, 2021

“I hate it here. I want to come home.” These nine words, uttered by a brand new college freshman, will break a parent’s heart. We watched our kids work hard, we supported them in their journey to college, we dropped off an excited teen only weeks ago and…now this. They are homesick.

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Know the facts and discuss risky behaviors with your student. You can make a difference!

Posted by on September 3, 2021

Key findings from the 2020 Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors concerning alcohol, cannabis, drugs, tobacco, interpersonal violence, and mental health. Talking to your student can make a difference!

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Follow Up on Legal Forms

Posted by on August 3, 2021

As a follow up to last week’s topic, The Legal Documents You Need When Your Child Turns 18, a parent has asked, “Could you also post how to get those forms and documents prepared? I’ve been trying to get those done but found it very difficult to find and nowhere to notarize it.”

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Chemistry 1310 Prep Course Now Available

Posted by on August 3, 2021

A prep-course designed to help any student enrolled in General Chemistry I (Chem 1310) be successful in the course is now available at no charge on Canvas. The voluntary, self-paced course introduces chemical concepts and also provides students with learning strategies to benefit them throughout their S&T experience.

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The Legal Documents You Need When Your Child Turns 18

Posted by on July 27, 2021

It seems morbid to prepare health care documents for healthy young people, but accidents and illnesses happen to young adults, and you want to be the one making decisions for your kids once they leave home. Here’s what you need to know when your child turns 18. There are three forms that facilitate the involvement of a parent (or whomever is designated) in an emergency or other situation:

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