Parents and Family

College Readiness Checklist for Parents

Posted by on June 28, 2022

Too many college students drop out in their freshman year because they are not academically, emotionally, or financially prepared for college life and adulthood. Whether students like it or not, college takes planning and preparation. Fortunately, there are things that parents can do to make sure that their child is ready for what will be one of the biggest transitions of his or her life.

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Executive Function Advising through Student Accessibility and Testing

Posted by on June 28, 2022

This fall Student Accessibility and Testing (SAT) will pilot Executive Function Advising, a new program that provides individualized support for students with disabilities that impact executive function as they make the transition from high school to Missouri S&T.

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RES LIFE – Good to know info

Posted by on June 14, 2022

Whether this is the first or the fourth time for your student to move into Missouri S&T University Housing, here is some important information to know to help get your student settled in and ready for a successful year on campus.

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The ultimate college summer bucket list

Posted by on June 7, 2022

Whether your student is just beginning their college years, or about to wrap them up, summertime is a special time for college students. Pass these ideas along to your student, and encourage them to build their own ultimate summer bucket list. And hey parents, it’s not too late to build one of your own too! […]

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A summer reading list for parents of high school and college students

Posted by on May 31, 2022

Parenting is hard work. Those of us who have been parents for a while know how difficult it can be. And as parents, we sometimes seek advice from “the experts,” whether those experts are our friends, our own parents, our medical providers, our counselors, or the authors who write books. Remember reading all those books before your baby was born?
We all need a little advice — and a little perspective.

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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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