Parent and Family Connection

Adjusting to college life – check in time!

Posted by on October 3, 2023

Certain times in the academic year tend to be universally challenging to students. Parents who understand the ups and downs of the first college year are better able to help their students negotiate the challenges of transition to college. Below are some typical adjustment issues faced in September and October.

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2023 S&T Fall Career Fair – by the numbers

Posted by on September 26, 2023

Parents, today’s Career Fair is the LARGEST EVER with 483 companies on campus to recruit your students. In fact, this semester has ALREADY been the largest ever for Career Services on this campus, with a record number of students coming to our events and preparing for their futures and even 1,996 resumes uploaded into our new AI-powered resume tool. S&T is the #3 Public University for Career Placement for the 3rd year in a row (Princeton Review). S&T has a legacy of exceptional career services and the support this entire campus provides to prepare our students for tomorrow…is unparalleled.

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“But I worked so hard!”

Posted by on September 19, 2023

The assignment for the college-level American Government class I teach was simple enough. Research the US House Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and answer the six questions—some rote, some not—I provided.

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Recent revisions from Student Support and Community Standards

Posted by on September 12, 2023

During the summer, the University of Missouri System campuses worked together to review and revise the policies and procedures governing student and student organization conduct. Revisions to the Standard of Conduct (CRR 200.010) and the Rules of Procedures in Student and Student Organization Conduct Matters (CRR 200.020) became effective August 1, 2023.

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Academic success in college: how you can help!

Posted by on August 29, 2023

One of the biggest transitions for new college students and their parents is that students now own their academic careers. While as a parent your “advice” is still crucial, your “consent” is no longer required. Here is a look at the rules governing academics and the roles parents can play.

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Helicopter or lighthouse parent – which will you be?

Posted by on August 22, 2023

Helicopter parents are the moms and dads that hover, swoop in and solve every problem for their child. They intervene when it’s not appropriate to do so. If you’re sending your teen off to college, now is the time to back off. Helicopter parenting has become such a phenomenon that many colleges and universities are adding that very session topic to their freshman parent orientation programming.

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Returning home to the emptier nest

Posted by on August 16, 2023

We know this day is coming. We hope for it, work hard for it, and yet…we can find ourselves wishing it away when it arrives. For 18 years, we prepare to take our kids to college. We cultivate their independence, encourage their achievements, and sit alongside them through the roller coaster ride of college admissions.

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Take full advantage of the S&T website!

Posted by on August 8, 2023

When your son or daughter was in the midst of the search process for college, chances are that he or she (and possibly you) spent countless hours poring over college websites. College websites have become an extremely important admissions tool. Many students who visit colleges say that they were drawn to a particular college because of its website. Admissions professionals work hard to make their sites not only informative, but also appealing and representative of the institution.

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Get ready, get set, let’s talk!

Posted by on August 1, 2023

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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College readiness checklist for parents

Posted by on July 18, 2023

Recent high school graduates are busy enjoying their final weeks of summer, and soon they will be stepping onto college campuses for the first time to enter a new chapter.

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