Author: Pamela Williams

Graduation – time to share YOUR wisdom!

Posted by on May 24, 2022

Your student is graduating! Congratulations! Whether this graduation is from high school or college, it can be a bittersweet time for you as a parent. You’re proud and excited! But you also see your child growing up and taking an important next step in their life. It can be an uncertain and nervous time for […]

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Summer Jobs for College Students

Posted by on May 17, 2022

Is your student looking for a job for the summer? If so, share this with your student to get them started on their summer job search.
Summer is the perfect time to find seasonal work as a college student. While you may have some time off from classes, you can earn some extra cash and gain real-world experience. But there are a ton of summer jobs for college students – how will you know which one is right for you?

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Missouri S&T Summer Camps: Explore. Discover. Inspire.

Posted by on May 11, 2022

Looking for a summer adventure for your children?  Join scientific innovators for an exciting summer on the Missouri S&T campus.  Missouri S&T Summer Camps are all about discovering and exploring what it takes to have a future career in the business, science, communication, math, technology, and engineering fields. Campers have the opportunity to learn about explosives, tour a nuclear reactor, explore diverse engineering careers, create art, serve as environmentalists, travel to the edge of space, and prepare to become future STEM leaders.

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End-of-Semester Checklist

Posted by on May 3, 2022

The last few weeks of spring semester are hectic. Your student may drop off the radar while wrapping up classes and taking finals, so when you do make contact it’s important to touch on the most important things. Often students don’t have much time between their last final exam and when they need to move out of the residence hall. Organization is key! Here are some details they don’t want to forget, and ways for parents to help.

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Tread lightly, but be present: supporting your student through the stressful end of the semester

Posted by on April 26, 2022

As the end of the semester nears, many college students feel their stress levels rise. Students realize how much work they still have left to do, and they realize that their time-management skills may not have served them well. They are overwhelmed, tired, possibly sick, and nervous about the outcome of their semester’s efforts.

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Helping Your Student Manage Expenses in College

Posted by on April 19, 2022

There’s an overwhelming amount information available to parents and students about the cost of college tuition, financial aid packages, and finding scholarships to help make college more affordable.  There’s no getting around the fact that college is expensive, and that parents and students need to talk about the cost of college and how they plan to make that work.

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Mistakes – an opportunity or a failure?

Posted by on April 12, 2022

No one likes to make mistakes. We know we may not be perfect, but we try not to make too many mistakes — especially what we might consider to be stupid mistakes. College students don’t like to make mistakes either, but they will probably make some — perhaps many — mistakes throughout their college years.

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Tips to Save on Computers and Course Materials

Posted by on April 5, 2022

Does your student need to buy a new laptop? Want to learn how to reserve required course materials for your student? Here are some cost-saving tips from The S&T Store:

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Preparing for college with a chronic health condition

Posted by on March 29, 2022

Students with chronic health conditions often have a unique set of needs to consider as they start college. Steps taken now can help students begin their college career familiar with campus resources and prepared for challenges related to managing their condition while adjusting to college life.

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Now that my children are grown, what is my purpose?

Posted by on March 22, 2022

Even though being a parent was never my only identity, now that my children are grown, I find myself wondering what my purpose is – what is important now?

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