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Parent Resources

Support From the Sidelines

The Office of Student Employment seeks to provide information for parents to help them assist their students in finding employment and succeeding in the workplace.

A few ways that parents can assist their students include:

Did you know?

National statistics indicate that students who work an average of 12-15 hours per week develop more effective study habits and perform better academically.

  • Providing your student with the necessary documentation and identification to complete I-9 and W-4 employment forms.  Check out the documents and forms tab to see what documentation is needed to complete this paperwork.
  • Encouraging your student to balance work and academics. Studies have shown that students who work more than 20 hours a week tend to struggle academically, but students working 10-15 hours a week see no appreciable difference in their GPA.
  • Understanding and supporting the idea that a great deal of learning happens outside of the classroom. Through exploring a variety of jobs during college, your student will gain valuable work experience and the opportunity to test and develop skills that will help them succeed after graduation.