Request a Presentation

Requirements for presentation requests:

  • Must be made no less than two weeks in advance
  • Limited of two presentations per class/group per semester
  • No earlier than 7:00 am and will conclude by 7:00 pm
  • If after 5:00 pm, must be at least 30 minutes in length

Description and Learning Outcomes

University Career Center Overview

From mock interviews, career assessments, graduate school applications, and the job search, students will learn about all of the interactive resources available for each career development process.

Length: 30 or 50 minutes

Students will be able to:

  • Access and utilize resources available through the University Career Center
  • Identify necessary steps to transition from college to professional experiences
  • Process how to develop skills for professional ownership

Choosing a Major

Learn resources and effective strategies to identify interests, values, skills and personality type in order to feel confident in the decision-making process when choosing the right major.

Length: 50 minutes

Students will be able to:

  • Discuss what to consider in relation to choosing a major
  • Utilize resources available to increase confidence in choosing a major
  • Explore associated career paths and connections in relation to major of choice

Networking, Branding and LinkedIn

Personal branding affects not only how others view you but also how you view yourself. This presentation will help students understand how to identify their unique skills, qualities, and talents and confidently communicate them in person and online.

Length: 50 minutes

Students will be able to:

  • Write a powerful personal brand statement
  •  Identify strategies to improve online presence
  • Apply personal brand to networking opportunities
  • Navigate and create a LinkedIn profile

Resume, Cover Letter and Curricula Vitae

Crafting professional documents are an essential part of job, graduate school and internship search. This session will discuss strategies and actions students will take to develop quality professional documents.

Length:

  • 50 minutes- Resumes only
      • Basic formatting, what to consider for a resume overview of content development
  • 50 minutes- Resume and Cover Letter 
      • Basic formatting, what to consider for a resume overview of content development; basic formatting for cover letter, what to include, samples
  • 75 minutes- Resume, Cover Letter, and CV
      • Differentiate between resume, cover letter, and curriculum vitae for appropriate use/purpose

Students will be able to:

  • Identify basic formatting and document set up
  • Differentiate between resume, curriculum vitae, and  cover letter for appropriate use/purpose
  • Craft a first draft of each for later review

Successful Interview Techniques

An interview is a key part of deciding company and employee fit. This presentation will foster confidence in candidates from company research to follow up.

Length: 50 minutes

Students will be able to:

  • Identify effective strategies for the preparation, facilitation and follow-up steps for all different types of interviewing
  • Recognize different interview formats and differentiate between each type
  • Navigate appropriate attire, verbal, and non-verbal communication and represent self professionally

Researching and Applying for Graduate School

This presentation will help students better understand criteria to evaluate graduate/professional school options and important elements of the application process.

Length: 50 minutes

Students will be able to:

  • Identify initial questions to consider when researching graduate school
  • Navigate initial steps of the application process
  • Explore resources available to assist in the application process

Effective Job/Internship Search Strategies

Preparing to embark on the job/internship search can be daunting. In this session, we will take the mystery out of the research, preparation, and follow-up processes and share some helpful tips for success.

Length: 50 minutes

Students will be able to:

  • Identify how to prepare for the job/internship search process
  • Navigate various forms of networking professionally
  • Determine effective search options and follow-up strategies

Business & Professional Etiquette

Interested in learning best practices for preparing for an upcoming professional experience? This presentation is designed to identify the necessary preparation, facilitation and follow-up actions for a positive experience in relation to an upcoming career fair, interview, or any professional setting.

Length: 50 minutes

Students will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively and professionally through different forms of outlets
  • Understand preparation, facilitation, and follow-up actions in relation to professional experiences
  • Identify appropriate attire and differences between business casual and business professional

Career Assessment Interpretations

Strong Interest Inventory Interpretation

$30 per student

This interactive career assessment interpretation reviews results from the completion of the Strong Interest Inventory. This assessment correlates the student’s interests with the interests of people who have been in career fields at least three years and are happy with their work. 

Results will be provided for the participants during the session by a member of the University Career Center staff.

Length: 50 minutes

Students will be able to:

  • Identify top 3 areas of interest based on the RIASEC model
  • Utilize interest areas in major and career exploration
  • Use non-biased resources to research possibilities further

TypeFocus Interpretation

Helpful tool for discovering personality preferences. During this interactive session, we will dive into the effect that personality can have on the major and career selection process. We will also discuss the impact of personality on communication and leadership.

Length: 50 minutes

Students will be able to:

  • Confirm personality type
  • Explain the differences between the four dichotomies
  • Apply personality in relation to major and career, as well as communication in teams

CliftonStrengths Interpretation

$30 per student

This interactive workshop follows the completion of the CliftonStrengths assessment and participants will learn about the importance of understanding their own strengths and how to effectively utilize them in a work or professional setting.

Length:

  • 50 minutes - interpretation with 2-3 activities
  • 1.5 hours- interpretation with more in-depth discussion of leadership domains and 4-5 activities
  • 2 hours- interpretation with in-depth discussion of leadership domains and 5-6 activities

Students will be able to:

  • Describe their top 5 themes
  • Give an example of how they have demonstrated each of their top 5 themes in a professional setting
  • Identify their primary leadership domain

Workshops

Negotiating Job Offers

Discussing salary and benefits can be uncomfortable to most people but is essential to your future success. This session will explain the basics of salary packages and give strategies for effective negotiations.

Length:

  • 50 minutes- brief overview and resources given
  • 2 hours- in-depth overview, resources given, workbook distributed, and role play

Students will be able to:

  • Determine a realistic target salary and range based on career field and cost of living
  • Begin negotiating salary or benefits
  • Write an acceptance or rejection letter

Dining Etiquette

Best practices for preparing for an upcoming interview or professional experience in a dining setting. Students will participate in a plated meal and learn appropriate table manners, representation, and correct dining etiquette in order to represent themselves professionally.

**Requester will arrange location and meals for participants.**

Length:

  • 1.5 - 2 hours (depending on size of audience)

Students will be able to:

  • Make proper introductions
  • Conduct themselves in an appropriate manner in a dining setting
  • Adhere to basics of being gracious guests

Last modified: August 19, 2019