Mercyhurst University

Parents & Family

Whether you are sending your first, second, or fifth child to college, it can be a tough time for parents. You want to help your student get the best experience out of his or her years here, but maybe you don't know how. Here are some resources to help you and your student:

Getting Experience
Some websites for finding internships:
Regional Internship Center of Southwestern PA
Federal internship programs

Occupation Outlook
The Bureau of Labor Statistics organizes the annual Occupational Outlook Handbook information on the job market by field of study, types of jobs, and location.

Salary Information
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Salary Calculator tool for obtaining accurate and reliable wage information based on education, experience, and location.

Information about selecting graduate schools.


Virtual Relocation offers extensive information for relocation.