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Presentations to Classes & Student Groups
Presentation Request Time Frames: We ask that presentation requests be made as soon as possible, and with at least 30-days’ notice. Requests made outside of this time frame will be accommodated as staffing allows.
Group Size Requirements: Our goal is to provide engaging, informative, and activity-driven presentations. Our presentations work best for groups of 10 or more. Groups under 10 will be scheduled as availability allows. Please estimate attendance so we can prepare the best presentation depending on the size of your group.
Presentation Request Maximum: We will facilitate live online or in-person presentations for the same class/group of students up to three (3) times during a given semester. If requesting for a course with multiple sections, sections may be combined for a larger group presentation. Please note, we will not be able to accommodate presentation requests for every section of a course. There is no limit for recorded presentations.
Presentation Location/Format: Please indicate the format of your class (live online, in-person) and tool you are using (e.g. Zoom) under “location” in the request form. We also offer recorded presentations. If you would like to know more about this option or would prefer to have a recorded presentation vs a live zoom presentation, please indicate that in your notes in the location section.
Evening Presentation Requests: Our staff is available for presentations Monday-Friday between 8:00am-7:00pm. All evening presentations must start no later than 6:00pm and end no later than 7:00pm.
- Wildcat 5: This presentation will explore the five ways students can get started and build a personal brand: career planning, online profiles such as Handshake & LinkedIn, a professional resume & cover letter, a personal career network, and LifeLab. (50 minutes)
- Career Exploration (Ideal for First & Second Year Students Who May Be Undecided on Their Major/Career Choice): This presentation will introduce resources for students to explore potential careers and begin the career planning process. (50 minutes)
- Resume Writing: This presentation will introduce resources to assist students in writing a professional resume. Activities will encourage participants to reflect upon and articulate professional and academic experiences. (50 minutes)
- Resume Writing 2.0: This presentation is for groups under 20 and requires students to have a resume. Presentation will focus on resume strategies across industries and asks students to reflect on what they want to stand out. Resume presentation is 25 minutes, with the other 25 minutes for personalized questions from students and guided next steps. (50 minutes)
- Networking: This presentation will focus on how to leverage your social network in order to discover potential internship and career opportunities including using LinkedIn as well as other ideas for making connections. Methods of effective networking, professional etiquette, and strategies for fostering connections will be discussed. (50 minutes)
- Job/Internship Search: This presentation will provide strategies for completing a successful internship or job search by finding opportunities of best fit through online resources, professional networking, and social media. The benefits of SECD’s job search program for students will be highlighted. (50 minutes)
- Interviewing: This presentation will identify key interview preparation tips as well as discuss how to articulate skills employers cite as most important in today’s job market using the STAR method. (50 minutes)
- Virtual Interviewing: This presentation highlights tips for mastering a virtual / video interview and discusses how to articulate skills employers cite as most important in today’s job market using the STAR method. (40 minutes)
- Maximizing Your Opportunities Using Handshake: This presentation will show students how to maximize opportunities through Handshake. (40 minutes)
- CliftonStrengths Assessment Workshop: CliftonStrengths is a tool that helps people understand their unique talents and how they are using them in their personal and professional lives. Our facilitators can guide your team through individual reflections and interactive activities to help them understand how to best contribute to the team, how to appreciate others’ strengths, and how everyone's strengths interact to create a unique team profile. Participants will depart with a better understanding of both their personal strengths and their team strengths, as well as action items for continued development.
- Custom Leadership Workshop: Groups can request a leadership workshop led by one of our staff facilitators specifically designed to meet your unique needs. From communication and conflict management, to problem solving and public speaking, we can work with you to develop a custom workshop for your desired learning outcomes.
In addition to presentations, the Career Education team offers assistance in creating custom assignments for your course. These assignments can be in addition to an SECD presentation or related to your own course content around career development. Some assignments created for faculty include: resume reviews, online mock interviews using Big Interview, career exploration worksheets, etc.
If you would like to discuss how the SECD team can support your work or assist you in creating a career related assignmnet, schedule a brief consultation and demo of our available resources with Mary Frances Kuper, Associate Director, Career Curriculum Initiatives by emailing her at email@example.com.