Parents & Families

Parents & Families

Welcome to the Spider Family! As a valued member of the Richmond family, we are excited to have you as a partner in your student’s career development. Below is a broad overview of how you help.

Encourage your student to

  • Schedule an appointment with a career advisor. Our advisors specialize in helping students identify their interests, abilities, and values that coincide with majors at Richmond and how they can relate to careers in their future.
  • Engage with our programs and services, which connect students with alumni and organizations from a variety of industries for career education and recruiting opportunities.
  • Have their résumé reviewed so it will be ready to go when applying for jobs, internships, and UR Summer Fellowships.
  • Join a career community! Whether they are just exploring, or know what industries they're interested in, by joining one (or more) of our communities they will receive weekly updates on our many opportunities right to their inbox.

Get involved by

  • Participating in the recruitment of Richmond students. Post a job, internship, or volunteer opportunity through Handshake, our free online recruiting database. To speak with someone about recruiting, please email
  • Attending regional events to connect with the Spider Network in your area. Parents are welcome at all of our regional programming, including sporting events, networking receptions, cultural events, and social gatherings.