Parents & Family

Parents can play an important role in a student's ultimate success and career satisfaction by keeping them motivated and on track with their career goals. We encourage students to be engaged with their career development throughout their time at Appalachian State. You can support your student by encouraging them to:

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Start Early
It's never too early to start thinking about career development. Encourage your student to visit the Career Development Center the moment they arrive at Appalachian State to discuss first steps. Then, have them check in with us regularly throughout their time here to ensure they are on a path to success.

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Build Experience
Gaining valuable work experience while attending school is a great way to build up a resume. Securing an internship, working part-time, or volunteering significantly improves your student's chances of getting hired after graduation. Have your student contact Student Employment for questions about available opportunities.

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Get Involved
In addition to getting involved with clubs and student organizations, there are several opportunities for your student to meet and network with employers who are hiring. Career events, information sessions, and workshops are held throughout the year to connect students with employers.

Resources for Student Success

We are here to help your student achieve lifelong professional success. Explore these resources to help your student succeed.

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Alumni Stories

See where an Appalachian degree can take your student and hear from Appalachian State graduates who have found success after graduation.

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Join the Parent and Family Association to get more involved with the University and to stay connected for all the latest campus news.

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First Destination

Learn how we are reaching students, where their first destinations are, and what employers are saying about Appalachian State students.

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