Choosing a career is a process students (and adults!) need to go through--and students go through the stages of this process at different rates of speed. The steps include:

1. Assessing skills, interests, and abilities
(this is an important first step to choosing an appropriate career)
2. Exploring majors and career options;
3. Experimenting with possible career options; and
4. Organizing and conducting a job or graduate school search.
You can assist and support your students in each of these stages. But what can-or should-you do?

You can assist and support your students in each of these stages. But what can-or should-you do?

Careers 101 - For Parents of First Year College Students
Careers 201 - For Parents of Second Year College Students

Careers 301 - For Parents of the "Mid-Career" Student

Careers 401 - For Parents of Graduating Seniors

 

UAB News

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    The incontinence risk is heightened particularly among men who have sex with men, according to lead author Alayne Markland, D.O., associate professor in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care in UAB's School of Medicine.
  • Circulogene Theranostics Partners With UAB to Research Liquid Biopsy Effectiveness
    Alabama-based molecular diagnostics company Circulogene Theranostics announced today that it has signed a research agreement with the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center to investigate the efficacy of liquid biopsy for tumor detection and monitoring.
  • Researchers studying the effects of new HIV-prevention method in postpartum, lactating women
    UAB is recruiting postpartum women who are still lactating, for a study on the effects of the antiretroviral drug used to prevent HIV transmission.

    A new study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine’s Alabama Microbicide Clinical Research Site is looking at postpartum, lactating women’s absorption level of an antiretroviral drug called dapivirine. The drug is delivered via a vaginal ring and may help prevent HIV transmission.

    “The use of intravaginal rings containing anti-HIV drugs, like dapivirine, is being widely studied as a female-controlled option to protect against the sexual transmission of HIV,” said Craig Hoesley, M.D., senior associate dean and chair for Medical Education at UAB. “As part of this process, we need to make sure these agents are safe for women, including women who have recently given birth and are breastfeeding.”

    UAB is one of two sites conducting the study in conjunction with the Microbicide Trials Network. Researchers are looking for eight women who have weaned their infants of breast milk, but are still lactating. Participants will continue to pump for two weeks while wearing the dapivirine vaginal ring. Researchers will look at the level of dapivirine in the breast milk to determine if the vaginal ring is safe for a woman to wear while breastfeeding and if the level of drug in the breastmilk is safe for an infant..

    This study is part of ongoing research of the dapivirine vaginal ring, developed for healthy people to use to prevent transmission of HIV in the event they are exposed.

    If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the study, call (205) 996-4405.

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