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Family Involvement

Family Involvement

Family support and involvement are critical factors for helping Lyon College students achieve their academic and career goals. One important step you as a parent can take is to encourage your students to visit us at the Career Development Center, where we can help them choose a major, plan for graduate school, prepare for job interviews, or find a job or internship.

Please feel free to contact us at the Career Center with any questions, comments or concerns. Below is some information that we hope you find helpful.


College to Career Guide for Lyon College Families

Use this helpful guide to understand the kinds of milestones your student can expect to reach each year here at Lyon College on his or her path to a future career.

Freshman Year

  • Visit the Career Center
  • Explore career interests
  • Survey different majors
  • Create your resume
  • Volunteer your time
  • Join extracurricular activities
  • Explore internships
  • Obtain a summer job

Sophomore Year

  • Explore career interests through courses
  • Join academic honor societies & other organizations relevant to your major
  • Declare a major
  • Choose an advisor
  • Do volunteer work or community service
  • Attend workshops about resume writing
  • Complete a summer internship
  • Browse through the Career Center library 

Junior Year

  • Begin to identify three graduate schools and/or careers that fit your interests
  • Research graduate schools online, in the Career Center library, and with faculty advisors
  • Register and prepare for grad school entry exams
  • Gain more work experience through summer internships, job shadowing or volunteering
  • Build a network of professional contacts in your field of interest
  • Attend workshops about interviewing, resume writing, grad school planning, etc.

Senior Year

  • Decide between grad school or career entry upon graduation
  • Attend the Career Expo and/or the Grad School Expo
  • Polish your interview skills
  • Take grad school entrance exams in the fall
  • Gain more internship or work experience
  • Research future employers
  • Keep record of networking contacts
  • Attend Life After Lyon workshops
  • Stop by the Career Center for help and advice


Links to Career Information for Lyon Families

If you have any questions for us, feel free to contact the Career Center directly!