Supporting Your Student
At KU, your student is our student. Every student that decides to complete their education at KU should be supported, both at the University and by other guiding forces within their life. Below are ways that KU supports your student as well as ways you can support your student, even if things don't go as planned.
Ways KU Supports Your Student:
Advising: Regular advising check-ins with students before, during and after enrollment
Writing Center: The KU Writing Center provides students the ability to submit work for peer review by KU Grad Students and Peer Editors. Students can make appointments over the phone, via email, or in-person.
University Career Center: KU also supports the career advancement of students by having interview preparation and resume/CV review for students looking to apply to Medical School; check out the University Career Center's information for family.
Ways You Can Support Your Student:
Provide support: While each student has a different support system, having one that is encouraging and supportive is best. The transition for students in college can be overwhelming but having a strong support system can make that transition easier!
Be goal oriented: Have conversations with your student about future goals. Whether those goals are made one year at a time or through a five-year plan, having these conversations with your student will allow for a 'big-picture' view of their college years.
Connect with us: If you have any questions or would like some materials regarding Pre-Health education at KU, please reach out to us. We would love to talk with you and your student about their educational goals!
How to Help When Plans Change:
College is a time for students to explore different aspects of life. Oftentimes, that may lead to taking new classes and finding new passions, or it could mean that some students realize Pre-Health no longer fits in with their educational goals. At KU, we encourage students to explore KU both inside and outside of the classroom. If you are faced with your student wanting to change future career goals and find yourself uncertain how to move forward, here are some helpful guides for both students and their support systems:
Refer them to an adisor: Our Pre-Health advisors will be able to direct students to whomever they may need to talk to such as an advisor within a new area of study, a career coach, a professional in their field or interest, etc.; our advisors can help with it all!
Provide support: Pre-Health can be grueling, especially for students who may need extra help to make certain requirements for Professional School. If those plans change, being a strong support system and encouraging them to find their passion can help alleviate the unknown.
Direct them to KU resources: Whether students need tutoring or would like to take a career assessment to find out the best potentital fit for them, KU can provide them with those resources.