Suggested Reading 

  • The Parent’s Guide to the Career Playbook: What Every Parent of a Graduate or Graduating Student Needs to Know by James M. Citrin. Jim is the parent of two Wesleyan graduates (2012, 2014). Jim will be featured at a Wesleyan event in New York City on October 5, 2016 where he will discuss this guide, all Wesleyan parents are welcome and more event details will be available soon. Download a copy here.

  • The Career Playbook: Essential Advice for Today’s Aspiring Young Professional by James M. Citrin. See this website for further details. Jim is the parent of two Wesleyan graduates (2012, 2014). During the 2015-2016 academic year Jim was featured in several Connect@WES on the road programs (Wesleyan events).

  • Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Mattersby Michael S. Roth, President of Wesleyan University and a member of Wesleyan's class of 1978. Learn more about President Roth here
  • The IConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up, by Barbara K. Hofer and Abigail Sullivan Moore, Free Press, August 2010. Abby Moore presented a webinar discussion and presentation about iConnected to Wesleyan parents in April 2011. Visit Abby's website for more information.   

  • Home Cooking, by Anna Quindlen. This article was published in in the March 2008 issue of Newsweek. The author is a Wesleyan parent of a 2007 graduate.

  • College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do About It, by Richard D. Kadison and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo

  • Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years
     by Johnson and Schelhas-Miller

  • Hand-Me-Down Dreams, How Our Families Influence Our Career Paths and How We Can Reclaim Them,  by Mary H. Jacobsen, Three Rivers Press, c. 1999
    ISBN: 0-609—80264-X

  • Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding
    the College Years

    by Karen Levin Coburn & Madge Lawrence Treeger, Adler and Adler, c. 1992
    ISBN: 0-917561-75-9

  • Making the Most of College, Students Speak Their Minds, Richard J. Light, Harvard University Press, c. 2001
    ISBN: 0-674-00478-7

  • Millenials Go to College: Strategies for a New Generation on Campus, Neil Howe & William Strauss; must  be ordered directly from the authors at
    ISBN: I-578-58033-I 

  • The Mother Dance: How Children Change Your Life, by Harriet Lerner

  • The Parent’s Crash Course in Career Planning, Marcia B. Harris & Sharon L. Jones, Career Dimensions, c. 2008, can be ordered through