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Presentation Request Time Frames: We ask that presentation requests be made as soon as possible, ideally, with 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 your course consists of multiple sections, please request a common meeting time. There is no limit for recorded presentations.

Presentation Location/Format: Please indicate the format of your class (live online, in-person) and the 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 like a pre-recorded presentation, please indicate that in your notes in the location section.

Evening Presentation Requests: Our staff is available for presentations Monday-Friday between 8:00 am-7:00 pm. All evening presentations must start no later than 6:00 pm.


Career-Related Presentations

  • Wildcat 5: This presentation will explore five ways students can get started to help them be career-ready: creating online profiles such as Handshake & LinkedIn, developing a professional resume, growing a personal network, practicing interviewing skills, and seeking help to explore options. (45 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. (45 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. (45 minutes)
  • Resume Writing 2.0: This presentation is suggested for students who have a resume and want to further develop their document and tailor it to industries of interest. The presentation will focus on resume strategies across industries, including information on the differences between a resume and a CV, and asks students to reflect on what they want to stand out. (45 minutes)
  • Networking: This presentation focuses on how to leverage your network to discover potential internship and career opportunities. This includes using LinkedIn as well as other ideas for making connections. Methods of effective networking, professional etiquette, and strategies for fostering connections will be discussed. (45 minutes)
  • Job Search: This presentation will provide strategies for initiating a successful job search by finding opportunities of best fit through online resources and networking. (45 minutes)
  • Intro to Internships: This brief presentation will offer insights into internships, student testimonials, and will include some common myths vs realities with the goal of inspiring students to pursue internships and skill-building experiences. (30 minutes)
  • Internship Search: This presentation will focus on strategies students can use when searching for, and applying to internships. We will talk though timelines to apply, strategies for searching, share resources, and will address some FAQs. (45 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. (45 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. (45 minutes)
  • Optimizing LinkedIn: This presentation will show students how to maximize their LinkedIn profile, utilize LinkedIn to locate professionals in fields of interest, and enhance their job search using this platform. (45 minutes)
  • Effective Cover Letters: This presentation includes a breakdown of what goes into each paragraph of a well-written cover letter and details on what to focus on when tailoring a cover letter. (35 minutes)

Leadership Presentations

Leadership workshops are fee-based services. Prices are determined by workshop length and requested topics. Custom-designed workshops may have an additional fee.

  • 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 their unique needs. See the list of topics below to get some ideas, or let us know what you have in mind and we will work together to develop a workshop that will help your team reach their goals! Topics include Communication, Conflict Management, Problem Solving, Public Speaking, Inclusive Leadership, Organizational Culture, and more!

Undergraduate Research Presentations

  • Getting Started in Research:  Topics include: What is research?; Research across academic fields; Where to find opportunities; How to apply to research programs; Approaching faculty for independent experiences; or Drafting an email to faculty researchers.
  • How to Share Your Research: Creating posters and presentations.
  • Custom Undergraduate Research Workshop: Groups can request a custom workshop on research skills.  Select from the topics above, or contact us about your unique needs.  Possibilities include recording research observations, writing research reports, preparing research presentations, and many more! Talk with us about your specific needs!


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 assignment, schedule a consultation and demo of our available resources with Mary Frances Kuper, Associate Director, Career Curriculum Initiatives by emailing her at