Parents

"PLAN (Parents Looking Ahead Now): How to support your college graduate," Thursday, April 29, 2010

Topics included an overview of the current job market, how to support your college graduate emotionally, and current best practices for job searching.

Featured presenters:
Michael Sciola, Direct or of the Career Resource Center
Marina Melendez, Dean for the Class of 2010
Noel Garrett, Dean for the Class of 2011
Christine Bolzan'92, founder of Graduate Career Coaching

Moderated by: Meg Zocco, Director Alumni and Parent Programs

Resources mentioned in the presentation included:

Websites:

http://www.wesleyan.edu/parents/
Wesleyan's Office of Parent Programs

http://www.wesleyan.edu/crc/
Wesleyan's Career Resource Office

http://www.grad uatecareercoaching.com/
Company founded by presenter Christine Bolzan '92

http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/repaying.jsp
Student Loan Repayment Information from the Federal Government

https://www.gallagherkoster.com/students/short-term-medical
Short term health insurance from Gallagher Koster

http://healthinsurance.about.com/od/healthinsurancebasics/a/health_insurance_selection_factors.htm 
Information on 2014 health insurance exchange

Suggested Reading:

Hand-Me-Down Dreams, How Our Families Influence Our Career Paths and How We Can Reclaim Them,
Mary H. Jacobsen, Three Rivers P ress, c. 1999

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need
, Daniel M. Pink, Riverhead Trade, c. 2008

Parent's Guide to College and Careers: How to Help, Not Hover
, Barbara Cooke, Jist Works, c. 2010

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