Parents and Family

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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College Ahead! Embracing New Roles for Everyone!

Posted by on August 18, 2021

The transition to becoming a college parent isn’t sudden. Let’s begin by thinking about who this new college student is, and what your role in their college experience might be.

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Tips for packing a first aid kit or quarantining

Posted by on August 10, 2021

It is inevitable that sometime during the four years that your student is at college he will get hurt or sick.  Missouri S&T Student Health Services can care for students who are injured or sick, and the local emergency room or urgent care centers are available for more serious crises.  However, there will be many times through the college years when your student may just need a bit of help for minor injuries or ailments.  A good first aid kit never substitutes for a sympathetic parent, but when your student is on his own, he will be grateful if he has the necessary tools to help himself.

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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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Announcing New Student Health Insurance

Posted by on July 15, 2021

Missouri S&T is excited to announce a new partnership, starting Fall 2021, with Anthem Student Advantage to offer comprehensive health insurance coverage for our students, including options to enroll separately in dental and vision plans.

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Family Talking Points for the First Year Student

Posted by on July 13, 2021

It’s nearly here! Your student is looking forward to leaving your home soon for their first year of college. They are excited about meeting new friends, ordering late night pizza, and stepping out on their own. Which are all great, but let’s also be practical. To reduce misunderstandings or conflict, here are some nitty-gritty talking points you may want to discuss with your student before they leave for college.

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