Samford Parent Career Network

Jon Acuff speaking at eventThe Samford Parent Career Network is made up of willing volunteers who are interested in providing their professional knowledge and skills with Samford students preparing to join the workforce.

Thank you for your interest in sharing your career advice, contacts, and information about internship and full-time opportunities with students and alumni. Below, you will find a link to a form which will feed into a database our Career Development Center staff can use, as appropriate, when assisting students and alumni with career exploration, job and internship search, and more.

Join the Network

Care Packages

students holding care packagesThree times a year, Parents Association provides opportunities for you to purchase and send care packages to your student:

  • first week of classes
  • fall exams
  • Step Sing
  • spring exams

Proceeds from the sale of these care packages is used towards support and events that benefit all students.

In addition to care package sales, parents in cities around the country gather for care package parties, where they fill care packages to be distributed to students during fall and spring exams.

To find out more about care package sales, or details about hosting or attending a care package party in your region, email or visit the Parent Portal.

Parent Service and Involvement

Reid Chapel with blooming treesOne of Samford’s core values is to lead in service to God, to family, to one another and to the community. Parent and Family Engagement seeks to provide a variety of ways to support this effort.

Throughout the year, Samford Parents will find opportunities to engage in meaningful service.

  • Family Weekend service project
  • Samford University Mission Trip
  • Donation drive during Step Sing weekend

Step Sing Weekend's Annual Donation Drive

Join the Samford family Step Sing Weekend in support of a donation drive. More information coming soon!

Spring Break Mission Trip

Join Samford University, in partnership with the Samford office of Community Engagement, on this trip to Ecuador, March 8-15, 2025. Samford students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to serve.

All air and ground transportation, lodging, meals, travel insurance, visas and translator expenses are included in the trip cost and may be tax-deductible.

A 2-3 hour orientation and training will be required of each participant.

For questions, contact Debby Haralson,; 205-726-4366.