Parents of Explorers
As a family member or guardian of a Major Exploration student, we recognize the importance you place on your student having a successful educational experience. Our goal is to support students through the exploration process by cultivating an environment conducive to self-reflection. Furthermore, we will assist students with their overall transition into college and to campus resources.
Best Ways to Support Your Major Exploration Student:
- Encourage your student to be engaged in the exploration process. This includes personal reflection, research, and talking with faculty members.
- Understand your students' need to explore. Being supportive and patient will help the process in a positive way.
- Be a resource for your student. Discussing the importance of researching various professions will hopefully encourage them to take initiative; such as job shadowing, interviewing a family friend who is in an interested field, etc.
- Ask your student about their college experience and why they are interested in certain majors and careers.
It is also important to empower your student to take ownership of their educational experience. You will want to discuss with your student what rights you have to view and/or discuss their academic record under FERPA.