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Career Development in the Classroom

If you know you will need to miss a class due to a conference or other commitment, or if you just want to help your students on their career-development journey, you can work with the Career Development Center to provide valuable information to your students right in their classroom. Before scheduling a classroom visit, choose from the following list of career-based topics.

Career Exploration

We tailor our career-exploration presentations to your students’ majors. Your students will learn about the variety of career options for their major and review strategies for a successful job search in their chosen area or industry. These presentations are best suited to classrooms with a most of the students having the same major.

Choosing a Major

This presentation helps students learn more about themselves to help them determine what major—and potential career—best suits them.

Graduate School

Graduate school presentations cover researching schools and programs, determining fit, admissions exams, application procedures and tips, and financial assistance available in graduate school.

Interviewing Strategies

Students will learn about the different types of interviews, how to prepare for them, dos and don’ts during the interview, and how to answer various types of questions. Information about illegal questions, what to ask an interviewer, and guidelines for following up will also be covered.

Job Searching (Handshake)

Our job-search presentations give students an overview of critical areas of the job-search process and how to become proactive. This presentation also explains the benefits of using Handshake, our free online job-posting system for students and alumni.

Networking 101

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Students will learn the fundamentals of networking—including tips, techniques, and etiquette for effective networking.

Online Social Networking (LinkedIn)

In a digital world, the line between personal and professional appearances is blurred. This presentation covers the use of various social-networking tools (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) to create a positive online presence that will impress potential employers.

Overview of the Career Development Center

Our overview presentation exposes students to the variety of services available through our office. We cover where to find pertinent information on our website, our events, initiatives that support students and help them prepare for a career, and other free resources. Every student will receive a Student Career Guide and information on Handshake, drop-in hours, and how to schedule an appointment. This is a great presentation for classrooms with a large proportion of freshmen and sophomores.

Résumé and Cover-Letter Writing

This presentation aids students in writing a professional cover letter and shares tips on how to get their résumé noticed by employers. They’ll learn what to include in a résumé and how to highlight their education and work experience. 

What Does “Career Ready” Mean?

The National Association of Colleges and Employers outlines several top competencies that employers are looking for when hiring. We can help students understand what those competencies are and help them figure out how to be intentional in developing those competencies with a focused path to career success.

Academic Internship and Cooperative Education

The Academic Internship and Cooperative Education program allows students to gain real-world experience related to their major. Topics will cover how to prepare, find, and engage in your next internship or co-op opportunity.

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