Who may request presentations and how:
- Faculty, staff, and student organization representatives may submit presentation requests.
- For teaching faculty, we can speak to a class in your absence with advance planning for that circumstance.
- For best likelihood that we can accommodate your request, please make your request at least two weeks in advance. Sometimes we are able to accommodate short-term requests, sometimes we're not. Please note we are heavily booked early in the semester and prior to career fairs.
- Complete the online presentation request.
- In addition to requested date(s), start and end times, and location, please provide information on the size and composition — graduate, undergraduate, class levels, majors — of your group. The advisor who can accommodate your request will contact you to discuss details.
- If we are not able to accommodate your request, please consider referring students to presentations held during the semester, listed on our events calendar.
Topics and length
Topics listed are a sampling; we can also customize a topic for you.
Presentation length can be flexible,from 15 minutes to an hour.
- An overview of Career and Professional Development.
- How to explore career options.
- Sources to find experience during college, including internships and co-ops.
- Resume writing and job search correspondence.
- Interviewing skills.
- Sources for graduating students seeking employment.
- Preparing for a career fair.
- Networking and LinkedIn.
- Evaluating and negotiating job offers.
- Transitioning from college to the world of work.
- Professionalism skills and dining etiquette.
- Where our students go, to work and to grad school, after graduation.
Please note that the Women's Center at Virginia Tech accepts requests for the following presentation:
- $tart$mart campus salary negotiation workshops are three-hour, nuts-and-bolts trainings, designed to help college women obtain fair and realistic first salaries.
- Complete information and request form on the Women's Center website.