Parents and Family

S&T Students Set Vaccination Goal

Posted by on June 14, 2021

Student leaders representing nine S&T organizations, and campus administration have been engaging in conversations about how to open next fall with the best means for the campus to achieve its goal of a safe, healthy fall with minimal risk to students, faculty, staff and visitors. They have identified a goal of achieving a vaccination rate of 85% or higher among students for the Fall 2021 semester. The group announced the goal in a message to all students on May 26.

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Volunteering – It’s a Win-Win!

Posted by on June 1, 2021

Summer break can be a great time for your student to work and to build up their savings account. But, don’t overlook the value of having extra time for volunteer opportunities. Even though college students are less likely to volunteer than their parents or high school students, and tend to volunteer fewer hours, they still believe it’s important to help others in need. Determining how to turn sentiment into action becomes win-win situations for both college students and the communities they serve.

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Helping My Student Find Their Purpose in Life

Posted by on May 18, 2021

You’ve laid the groundwork. As young as elementary school you’ve likely asked your child, what do you want to be when you grow up? You may have had conversations about what your family values are, or your kid picked up these principles over the years. Now you have a young adult, who may be on a path to finding their purpose in life, or they may feel completely lost and unsure of what to do.

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Welcome Home for the Summer!

Posted by on May 11, 2021

We’re so happy you are back – and we can’t believe how fast your school year flew by. Now that you are used to adulting successfully on your own, we look forward to a new family dynamic when it comes to personal responsibility at home. Another way of saying this: Mom has permanently removed her House Manager/Nagger-in-Chief Hat. We are all now full-fledged members of one team whose goal is peaceful co-existence. Everyone is now expected to treat the others as likable roommates, who want to stay likable roommates.

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Looking for gift ideas for your college graduate?

Posted by on May 4, 2021

Your college student is graduating. Congratulations! It’s possible that your student will move on to graduate school or begin a career. Whichever the direction, this is a milestone and you want to mark the moment with an appropriate graduation gift. Your graduation gift may be large or small, practical or sentimental, but it may be time for some “real life” tools.

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End-of-Semester Checklist

Posted by on April 27, 2021

The last few weeks of spring semester on college campuses 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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Insights from a Career Fair Recruiter

Posted by on April 20, 2021

Every parent wants their student to succeed, and landing a job, co-op, or internship can help begin that success. With the Spring Career Fair coming up on April 27, wouldn’t it be helpful for your student to know what campus recruiters look for when they interview college students? How do students set themselves apart from other candidates at school? How can your student stand out at a career fair and know what it takes to be selected for an offer?

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Preparing for the Virtual Career Fair on April 27

Posted by on April 13, 2021

One of the positive aspects of a virtual job fair is that it is easier than ever to attend because you don’t even have to leave your house. It is also a great idea to attend because many students tend to overlook career fairs, so you will definitely stand out just by being in attendance and getting to know the recruiters. Here are some tips to pass on to your student to help them prepare for a virtual career fair.

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Why College Peer Tutoring Works

Posted by on April 6, 2021

Working with a good tutor can make a tremendous difference in your college student’s success. Having a tutor can mean that a student has a stronger grasp of the course material and may receive a better grade.

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Message from the Chancellor: Let’s finish the semester strong – and vaccinated

Posted by on March 30, 2021

Dedicated students, distinguished colleagues and dear friends,

Welcome back from spring break! I hope you found last week relaxing and re-energizing. As I see more people on campus today, I’m reminded of a quote from Ghanaian author Dr. Lailah Gifty Akita, “May you have fresh strength in the spring season.” I feel like we’re not only emerging from winter but a long season of COVID-19 concerns. With vaccine availability increasing, I am optimistic that we will all be vaccinated soon against this disease.

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