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: