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Parachute College Program to visit NMSU

The Parachute College Program will be on the New Mexico State University campus to help students prepare for a post-college career from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in front of the Corbett Center Student Union.

The Parachute Program, nationally sponsored by Esurance, will partner with NMSU Career Services to bring the Parachute Bus on campus. The bus is a fully outfitted mobile headquarters with a high-quality video and sound system to get students' attention.

Statistics show that college students may experience some trepidation about life after college. Only 25 percent of students use their college career centers, and most graduate without a clear idea of how to find a job, or even what they'd like to do.

The Parachute Program prompts students to take the first steps they need to get started on a career, such as thinking about what they want to do, declaring independence from their parents, making a simple plan of action, and networking.

Talks and events presented by recent college graduates will offer insight into the business world that meets students' unique needs and notoriously skeptical tastes. Students also can sign up for a free set of business cards and participate in the Career Confessional, in which they will talk for a few moments alone in the Parachute Bus's makeshift recording studio about their hopes and anxieties for the future.

"As young people still experiencing the transition to the professional world, our team members give students up-to-the-minute information on making a safe, secure and successful transition," Parachute founder and CEO Doug Frazier said in a prepared statement.