Parents & Family

 A family hugging.

You are there for your student, and we are here for you.

Your support is extremely important during your student’s career exploration, development and search for internships, employment and other opportunities. The Career & Professional Development staff are here for you.

Parents and families, we need you to partner with us! Visit our student pages to learn more about the services available to your Zag and the current job market. On our employer pages, you can find out how to Hire a Zag, help us build relationships with employers, or get involved in other Career & Professional Development events. Visit the alumni pages to share your expertise by becoming a mentor (not just for alumni) or hosting a group of students at your workplace!

There are many experiences, ideas, tools, resources, programs, activities and services that make up your student's college experience. Don’t worry… and don’t wait to encourage your student to get involved with CPD. It’s never too early to start!

5 steps to help your student achieve success at Gonzaga University:

  1. Remind your student to take an active role in the process of making career decisions. It is OK to support and challenge but do not over-manage. It is their process!
  2. Emphasize the importance and value of internship experience.
  3. Encourage extracurricular involvement.
  4. Advise students to develop and update their resume as they go through college.
  5. Teach the value of networking.