Parent and Family Connection

The “Sophomore Slump” – how can parents help?

Posted by on February 28, 2023

College administrators, faculty, and parents place a lot of emphasis on the transition to college and the first-year experience. We all know that these new college students will be undergoing a tremendous change in their lives as they enter the world of college.

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Supporting college student mental health

Posted by on February 21, 2023

College life is a non-stop moving train; students may start to lag and get overwhelmed at some point. Among the top mental health issues affecting college students are depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. These can be disruptive and hard for students to manage independently, which can negatively affect their performance in school, and their physical health. It can be challenging to understand your students’ struggles when they’re away from home and how you can best support them. Here are some suggestions:

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Career advice for interns from a Wall Street CEO

Posted by on February 14, 2023

It is that special time of year again when our Jefferies’ offices swell with super talented, ambitious, hard working and youthful interns from college and graduate schools.  This year, we hired 163 potential future superstars from thousands of qualified candidates.  Thinking (way) back to our intern days just a few years (decades) ago, we thought we would share with all of you some of the wisdom and perspective we wish we had back then.

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Coping with loneliness in college

Posted by on February 8, 2023

Being lonely in college is normal, especially if you go to school in a new place that isn’t your hometown. Here are some stories from college juniors, seniors, and recent graduates, on how they overcame loneliness and some advice to help get through it.

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Skills today’s graduates need to succeed

Posted by on January 31, 2023

I graduated from college with good grades, but not straight As. Part of the reason was, I worked two or three jobs every year of my college life. I worked as a cook in a country club, I worked part-time in the library, I worked as a part-time youth director, and I worked at a fast-food restaurant.

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Why your student may have a case of the “Second Semester Blues”

Posted by on January 24, 2023

It’s winter. In many places in the country it’s cold, and it’s dark a lot. The holiday break is over. The novelty of being a new college student has worn off. May, and summer vacation, seem a long way off. And now it’s time to get started with a new semester.
Is it any wonder that your student may have a case of the “Second Semester Blues”?

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Book review: College Secrets of Highly Successful People

Posted by on January 18, 2023

There is a wealth of literature available to help parents cope with the transition to college and the changes that occur throughout the college years. College Secrets of Highly Successful People is an excellent book for both students and their parents to read. It is ideal for students about to head to college, but is also valuable for those who are already there.

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Conversations Worth Having Over Break

Posted by on January 12, 2023

Winter break is a great time to reconnect with your college-age children. While they might rather go out with their friends than spend hours at home with their family, this vacation is longer than others during the school year so you’re sure to find time to catch up — including discussing their educational and career goals.

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Beyond Babysitting: Winter Break Jobs

Posted by on December 21, 2022

Do you have a college student who will be home for an extended winter break this year?
Are your teenagers in need of spending money but don’t have time for a job during the school year? While seasonal retail jobs are often a great option, there are also a few ways for teens and young adults to hang out a shingle and earn extra cash over the winter break.

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Brace Yourself – Winter Break Realities

Posted by on December 13, 2022

Whether you realize it or not, your life and routine have changed with a child away. Their routine has changed too. It is likely that these routines will clash.

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