Mother and daughter hugging during move-in day.

Parental Involvement

Post a Job or Internship

Your Human Resources Department can post internship, full- and part-time job opportunities in your organization on Miami CAREERlink (mobile ready), the university’s electronic job board. Registration is simple and the postings can be viewed by any interested Miami students and alumni.

If you are interested in bringing talented students and alumni into your organization through job postings on Careerlink, please contact Melissa Brown, Data Coordinator.


The Center for Career Exploration & Success holds multiple programs during the academic year for students, ranging from skill-building programs on resume writing and interviewing to specialized programs on using social media or searching for jobs in the not-for-profit sector.

If you are interested in participating in or sponsoring a program, please contact Jennifer McLaughlin, Senior Assistant Director, Center for Career Exploration & Success.

Panels and Workshops

Throughout the academic year, Miami sponsors a number of career panels and career-related workshops in which parents (and/or alumni) speak about selected fields. By participating in these events, parents help students understand the job market, industry trends, various career paths in their field of study and what they can expect after graduation.

If you are interested in being involved in career panels and workshops, please contact Lesley Pihlajamaki.

Site Visits

Hosting a group of students at your place of employment provides students with an invaluable career development experience. By meeting with you and your staff, students gain the real-world knowledge they need to relate their field of study to their eventual career choices. They also learn more about your organization as a potential employer.

If you are interested in hosting a site visit, please contact Lesley Pihlajamaki.

Center for Career Exploration & Success WebEx Events 

The Career Center staff hold periodic WebEx events for parents interested in discussing career exploration topics and internship and job search strategies. 

Career Development and Recruiting

This webinar explores the career development and recruiting activities taking place on campus available to your student. Additionally, it provides information about what your student can do to make the most of Miami University's career resources. 

Lindsey Pollak's Weblog

Lindsey Pollak is a bestselling author, corporate consultant, keynote speaker and recognized expert on next generation career trends. She has over a decade of experience advising both young professionals and organizations on the changing world of work.

USA Today Career Articles

Various career-related articles from USA Today, including columns written by Miami alumni Susan Davis-Ali and Pat O'Brien.

UniversityParent Newsletter

Career-related articles from UniversityParent, a newsletter sponsored by Miami’s Division of Student Affairs. The newsletter provides parents with the information they need to maintain healthy relationships with their college student and provide support throughout their student’s college experience.

CareerChat Podcast

Listen to the Center for Career Exploration & Success' award-winning podcast episodes for job tips, alumni interviews, and other career-related advice.

Career Corner Articles

Miami University Career Advisors write monthly, career-related articles to better prepare both students and parents for life after college: