Parent Resources
Welcome, parents! The Center for Talent Development is committed to ensuring your student has every tool he or she may need during their transformation from new college student to motivated new employee in the working world. To help you help them, here you will find our policies and services, as well as resources for you to help your student transform potential into success!

Each student develops differently, and there is no right or wrong path to academic and professional achievement. The Center for Talent Development promises to provide tools and opportunities for students to create their own experience and build their own future, one step at a time. To that end, we encourage personal student responsibility while remaining vigilant about student progress.

As a parent, you can help your student by encouraging him or her to be honest about accomplishments as well as frustrations and to discover their personal power to problem-solve. To begin, first determine where your student is on his or her journey. Rough guidelines are provided, but please keep in mind that each student will progress at his or her own pace.

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PoliciesChoosing a major is one of the most critical decisions a student will make during their college experience, and can be a nerve-racking process. The Center for Talent Development works with college freshmen and sophomores to explore their academic and career options in a low-pressure environment. In some cases, waiting to select a specific major may extend a student’s enrollment at Dakota Wesleyan University. A student who declares his or her major after their first semester is still likely to graduate in four years, however he or she may no longer qualify for the four-year graduation guarantee.

Dakota Wesleyan University is committed to a Policy of Equal Opportunity for all students and graduates. The programs of Dakota Wesleyan University are open to all without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. Dakota Wesleyan University does not warrant or represent that any particular posting or opportunity, whether paid or unpaid, complies with The Fair Labor Standards Act and/or other federal and state labor and employment laws.

As a career services office, we abide by a student-empowerment model of career coaching. Any student actively engaged in the services offered by the Center for Talent Development faces positive career prospects, as we promise to provide the tools and opportunities necessary for students to understand the career development process. However, the ultimate responsibility for future employment is the student’s, and no guarantee of employment is made or implied.
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
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