Information for Parents

Your child is making very important decisions about their next destination. Let us help you help them.

As a parent, your input can significantly impact your student's career development, and Career Services is eager to help you and your student. Ways that you can assist your student include the following:

  • Encourage your child to take advantage of Career Services early in their college career. Far too many students fail to visit our office until late in the senior year. These students are at a competitive disadvantage in terms of preparation and competition in the job search or graduate school selection process.
  • Emphasize the importance of internships, co-ops and other career-related experiences. Students who intern have more employment opportunities upon graduation.
  • If you are UD alum, become a mentor in the Hire a Flyer Alumni Network group on LinkedIn. Career Services will actively moderate and manage this group and will limit membership to alumni and current students. To join the group, please visit LinkedIn.

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Services and Resources

The Office of Career Services is here to help your student from admission through retirement. Our mission is to educate your child by advising them in the job search process and sharing skills that will last a lifetime.

Career Services offers the following services to students and alumni:
  • Career development, including choosing a major and career path
  • Resume and cover letter assistance
  • Job search assistance
  • Interview preparation
  • On-campus recruiting
  • Workshops and seminars on a wide variety of career-related issues
  • Major career fairs throughout the year
  • Preparation for applying to graduate or professional school
  • Online information, resources and tools


All students and alumni have access to Handshake, which is Career Services' online career database. Handshake enables students to:

  • View job listings for internships, co-ops and full-time positions
  • Post their resume for viewing by employers
  • Research employers
  • Sign up for on-campus interviews
  • Network with UD alumni volunteers
  • View international job listings and specific information on many countries

Contact Us

Alumni House 208 L Street 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2711