3 tips to have an effective conversation about COVID-19

Sept. 8, 2020

It can be challenging to have conversations with our students, especially if they have different values or views of the world than us. However, it’s important to facilitate open conversations about the things we disagree on where we both feel respected and understood. If you are having a conversation with...


How to help your student cope with homesickness and loneliness

Sept. 8, 2020

Coming to college can be a difficult transition as our students move away from friends and family and begin to experience their newfound independence. Current circumstances can make it even more difficult for students to stay connected and feel at home on campus. Even if it’s not obvious, many of...


Preparing for life after college, from your student’s first year to their final year

Sept. 8, 2020

Whether your student is starting their first year or their final year at CU Boulder, it’s common to feel uncertain about what the future holds. Your student may know what they want to do after graduation, or they may have no idea, and that’s okay! No matter where they are,...


5 tips to help your student find balance

Aug. 25, 2020

College students wear a lot of hats: student, employee, intern, family member, friend, significant other. With so many things going on all at once, it can be hard to balance it all. Here are five tips to help your student find a school-work-life balance that works for them. 1: Time...

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6 helpful reminders to help your student

Aug. 13, 2020

Fall semester looks different this year, and it may leave many of us (and our students) feeling unprepared. Here are six helpful reminders to help your student feel more prepared to get through this semester. 1: Students should check their email often As things continue to change around the country...


3 tips to cope with uncertainty

July 15, 2020

It may feel like a lot of things are up in the air right now: the economy, the rise of COVID-19 cases, plans for returning to work, changes to the upcoming semester and much more. Persistent uncertainty and rapid changes can leave us feeling stressed, anxious, frustrated and exhausted. Here...


3 things to consider as your student begins their second or third year

July 14, 2020

Now that your student has some familiarity with college courses and life on campus, they can begin to consider what life might be like after college. There are steps your student can take in their second or third year to gain professional experience and make connections that can help them...


Job and internship search strategies to share with your student

June 17, 2020

Even though it may seem like no one is hiring in these uncertain times, there are still companies looking to fill open internships and jobs right now. While searching may feel challenging for your student, there are some strategies to make it easier. Here are some tips to help them in their search.

Supporting your student through summer courses

June 3, 2020

Summer Session courses are a great way for students to get ahead and focus on one or two classes at a time. Although, sometimes it can be challenging to stay motivated over the summer. Getting distracted happens to the best of us, and learning to manage time effectively can play...

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Mental health resources for students

May 21, 2020

Our students have been through a lot this semester. It’s normal for them to experience feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, uncertainty or conflict at home. If you notice that your student may be struggling emotionally, there are resources on campus that can help. Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) CAPS provides...