A lot of growing up happens in college. For many students, it is the first time away from their parents. When asked, one of our student workers' expressed concern about the fact that parents consistently call on behalf of their student. Sometimes it is just to inquire about a thing or two, while other times they ask questions that should be being asked by the student. Regardless, at this point most students should be calling on their own instead of the parent. So, as much as you love and appreciate mom and dad and even if they have good intentions, make a point of handling your career and academic affairs on your own. Taking initiative now and becoming less dependent on your parents will only have a positive effect in the future.
Lorraine Massiah, Assistant Director