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Information for Parents and Families

Information for Parents and Families

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

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 student 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 engage in career-related experiences have more employment opportunities upon graduation.
  • If you are a UD alum you can join Flyer Connection. Flyer Connection is the University's online networking and mentoring platform for students and alumni. Flyer Connection allows students to ask advice and foster professional relationships with alumni through flash-mentoring. Within Flyer Connection, students and alumni can sign-up for the Alumni Mentoring Program. This program provides personalized one-on-one mentoring, for a longer period of time.
  • Encourage your organization to hire students as interns and full-time employees. Dayton parents and families know our students' potential better than anyone. Support the career development of students by encouraging your employer to recruit Flyers

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
  • View international job listings and specific information on many countries

Career Services

Alumni House
208 L Street
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2711