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What to do if your student gets sick

Nov. 1, 2021

If your student is feeling sick with a cold, flu or COVID-19, there are campus resources to help. Here are some ways you can support your student when they’re sick. Staying home If your student thinks they may have a cold, flu or COVID-19, encourage them to stay home. Most...


Helping your student learn life skills

Oct. 12, 2021

Part of your student’s college experience will be developing skills and routines they will use beyond their time at CU Boulder. These “life skills” can include cooking, completing household chores, running errands and paying bills. Here are some tips to share and resources to help your student develop these skills...

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How your student can prepare for their job or internship search

Sept. 27, 2021

It’s never too early for students to prepare for their job or internship search! And starting to search early can lead to many benefits. Starting to look for jobs or internships in the fall can help your student feel more confident. They’ll also be able to act quickly when they...

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Signs of depression you shouldn’t ignore

During this time of the year our students are working to navigate campus, foster new friendships and adjust to increasingly busy schedules. These types of transitions can lead to situational depressive episodes, or worsen existing depression. Whether it’s related to their current circumstances or something more longstanding, depressive symptoms can...

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Leadership opportunities for students

Sept. 14, 2021

Finding ways to be a leader during college can be valuable for students. Leadership comes in different forms, and there are many ways your student can develop skills and gain experience for their resume. Whether your student is looking to get involved or become a leader on campus, here are...

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Tips for better sleep over the summer

June 20, 2021

Right now many of our students are adjusting to major life changes and seasonal changes. As we dive into summer, many of our students may experience disruptions to their normal routines and schedules. Whether they are sleeping in later, taking more naps, staying up late or fighting anxious thoughts, irregular...


The Off-Campus Living Orientation

June 3, 2021

Does your student know what questions to ask their landlord before moving in to a rental? Do they know how many hours it takes to remove snow from the sidewalks after a blizzard? Students can find the answers to these questions and much more by completing The Off-Campus Living Orientation...

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Things to consider as your student prepares for their next year of college

May 20, 2021

Now that finals are over, encourage your student to take some time to reflect on the past year. What were their highlights? What classes did they enjoy? Are they happy with their grades? Is there anything they wish they had done differently? Depending on the answers to these questions, there...


Things your student can do this summer besides work

May 20, 2021

Ah, summer. Whether your student is taking classes, working or enjoying a well-deserved break, they might have some downtime over the next three months. Here are some things your student can do this summer to make progress on their career goals. Upgrade skills Learning new things and expanding on skills...

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Resources to boost your student’s job or internship search

April 26, 2021

Is your student looking for a summer internship? Or a full-time job after graduation? There are plenty of resources out there to help them in their search. Whether your student is seeking job boards, networking events or information about companies, here are some favorite tools and websites. Buff Family Webinar:...