Pegasus Parent Program



The purpose of the Pegasus Parent Program is to provide quality and up-to-date information to parents and family members of UCF students. Understanding that a healthy relationship between students and parents leads to a positive college experience, we aim to assist parents in their endeavor to gather any important information that enables them to help their student succeed at UCF.

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What does it take to make new college grads employable?

By Dr. Bill Blank, Director-Career Development

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If parents could view the collegiate experience from an employer’s perspective, they might be surprised to learn what constitutes a valuable education.   A New York Times article, titled What it Takes to Make New College Graduates Employable, references a study that found nearly half of over 700 employers have trouble finding recent college graduates qualified to fill positions at their companies.  Surprisingly, it was not due to a lack o

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Four Facts Every College Student Should Know About Compound Interest

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Whether your student is majoring in math, business, history or Shakespeare, there’s one fundamental finance lesson they should learn well before walking across the graduation platform and that’s the power of compound interest.

If simply reading the words compound interest just made your eyes glaze over, hear us out for just a moment. This concept could have profoundly positive or negative consequences to a student’s financial well-being in the long run.

After all, Albert Einstein once said, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it ear

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The Personal and Economic Value of Career Services

By Dr. Bill Blank, Director-Career Development

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The primary goal of Career Services is to provide information and guidance to your students in efforts to help them achieve both academic success and professional growth. For students that want to graduate in four years with a major that they enjoy and do well in which leads to a professional job in their area of study, Career Services is an essential office to connect with. Through individual career counseling and participation in informational workshops, UCF students can effectively plan and launch their careers by aligni

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Phone Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm
Phone 407-823-5105
Fax 407-823-3847
Email ucfparents@ucf.edu
Location Howard Phillips Hall, Room 216