We are excited to help your students prepare for career success! The Career Center understands you play a critical role in student development at FSU. Are you looking to help boost your students' career preparedness? Have you thought about building career-related content into your curriculum? The Career Center is here to help YOU! Get started by finding your Career Center contact.
Find Your Career Center Contact
To support the needs of your students, The Career Center has designated staff members who serve as liaisons to several FSU Colleges and Departments to facilitate campus-wide collaborations. Partner with your liaison to identify unique Career Center programs and services to support your student's career exploration, job/internship search, and graduate success.
Ask a staff member to speak to your class or organization! There is no limit to the number of presentations you can request. If you will be traveling to a conference or just out of town -- DON'T CANCEL CLASS! We are happy to step in while you are away to speak to your students about career development topics.
The Career Center encourages you to include career related activities as part of your course material and/or student organization. In order to preserve the high level of customer service that students deserve and expect, and prepare for time periods of increased traffic, we ask that you partner with us on your assignments or activities that require students to visit the FSU Career Center. Please consider reaching out to us prior to the first week of classes so we can best accommodate your students.
Class Presentation Topics
- Academic Job Search/Cover Letters (for Graduate Students): Designed to help students understand the academic job search and prepare a cover letter in an academic job campaign.
- Building a LinkedIn Profile: Learn why LinkedIn is an essential personal branding tool, and explore how to utilize it for professional networking, the job search, and more.
- Business Etiquette: Introduces the basics of business etiquette and the importance of proper etiquette as it relates to interviewing and business situations.
- Career Center Overview: An ideal workshop to help students learn about The Career Center, including our services, programs, events, resources, and more!
- Career Fair Strategies: Tips for navigating a career fair, including strategies on what to do before, during, and after a networking event with employers.
- Career Portfolio: Learn how to build an online portfolio using FSU's customized e-Portfolio system to help you get organized, showcase your skills and accomplishments, and stand out from the crowd!
- Choosing a Major: Designed to help students learn about career decision-making and the steps to choosing a major, including self-exploration activities and resources to learn about academic majors.
- Developing a Curriculum Vitae (for Graduate Students): Do your students need to transition from a resume to a CV? This presentation will provide an overview of the basic elements of a CV.
- Dress for Success: Request this workshop for tips on making strong first impressions as it relates to interviewing and business situations.
- Garnet and Gold Scholar Society: The Garnet and Gold Scholar Society facilitates involvement and recognizes the engaged, well-rounded student who excels within and beyond the classroom in the areas of Leadership, Internship, Service, International, and Research.
- Graduate School: To Go or Not To Go: Students will explore key factors in making the career decision to pursue an advanced degree through graduate or professional school.
- Internship Search Strategies: Learn methods, explore tools, and gain resources related to finding, selecting, landing, and making the most out of internships and experiential learning opportunities.
- Interviewing: Designed to help students learn how to prepare for the interview in terms of researching the employer, knowing what to expect in an interview, how to dress properly, how to combat anxiety, and more.
- Job Search Strategies: Provides an overview of key steps in the job search process, including job search myths, a discussion of various job search methods, essential job search tools and strategies, and how to make the process more manageable!
- Job Shadowing: Job shadowing allows students to try on a new work environment by observing a professional and gain information about potential career paths and industries. At this workshop, students will learn more about where they can find shadowing opportunities and how to gain recognition for their experience.
- Matching Majors to Occupations: Students will learn how to connect majors to educational and occupational alternatives in this workshop to better prepare them for the internship/job search.
- Negotiating Job Offers: Students will learn about job evaluation and salary negotiation skills, including ethical considerations and dealing with multiple job offers!
- Personal Branding: Effective professionals both understand and can communicate their value and unique assets (personal brand) to others in the world of work. This workshop provides an overview of the branding concept and engages students in exercises to help them begin creating their own personal brand.
Professional Communication: Learn the importance of excellent oral and written communication skills while examining the do’s and don’ts for emerging professionals.
- Resume Critiquing: Designed for individuals who have developed resumes and would like assistance in making them better! Students will have the opportunity to critique their own resume in a group format, with help from a career advisor.
- Resume Writing/Cover Letters: Designed for students unsure of where to begin in writing a resume. We'll discuss the purpose of a resume, the various sections within a resume, different resume styles, and strategies for formatting. We can also include information about writing cover letters!
- Social Media and the Job Search: Optimize your job search by learning how to effectively use the most common social media channels utilized by recruiters.
- Writing a Personal Statement: An important workshop for any student considering graduate or professional school, applying for scholarships/fellowships, or seeking other kinds of opportunities that require personal statements. Students will receive tips and strategies for formatting and content creation of effective personal statements.
Requests should be submitted two weeks prior to the anticipated presentation date. We try to process your request as quickly as possible and will contact you should we need any further information. While we try to accommodate each request, in rare circumstances we may not be able to assist due to other engagements or conflicts. Keep in mind that we follow Florida State University's academic calendar and will be closed during school holidays and breaks.
If you have other questions about requesting a presentation, or to check the status of your request, contact Eryn Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 644-2152.