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Requesting presentations

Requesting presentations by Career and Professional Development [CPD]

We accepting requests for presentations to be done in person, via Zoom, or pre-recorded. After you complete the presentation request form, and if an advisor is able to accept the request, you and the advisor can discuss the optimal method to use.

  • Virginia Tech faculty and staff
  • Virginia Tech student organization representatives.

Presentation length can be flexible, from 15 minutes to an hour.

Please make your presentation 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 job fairs.

In addition to basic request info such as date(s), start and end times, the request form asks for information on the size and composition of your group — such as whether undergraduate or graduate level students, academic class levels of undergraduates, majors, etc.

If you have a working relationship with a member of our staff, feel free to reach out to that person directly to discuss your request. You will still need to complete the request form, and if your contact person has already consented to cover the presentation, you'll simply indicate that in the text box after "is this request... already... scheduled?" Say "yes" and give the advisor's name.

The request form gives you a list of many career-related topics, and enables you select a primary and secondary topic.

If an advisor can accommodate your request, you will receive an email with the advisor's name and email address, asking you to contact the advisor to confirm details about the presentation.

If we are not able to accommodate your request, please consider referring students to presentations we offer, listed on our events calendar. This includes a link to our YouTube channel which includes recorded workshops. We offer a variety of career-related workshops and sessions.

AAUW StartSmart salary negotiation for students:
Collaboration between the American Association of University Women (AAW) and the WAGE Project, developed to empower college women and provide them with the tools to negotiate salaries and benefits as they approach the job market.
Find complete information on the Women's Center website.