Workshops and Presentations
The Career Center provides many workshops and presentations to classes, departments, student groups, off-campus groups, and events. Our staff is trained to deliver any presentation listed here. If you do not see a topic listed, please let us know as we are always searching for new ways to serve the ISU community.
Please use the online form below to request a presentation. We will make every attempt to accomodate your time and location request. We can also deliver some of these presentations online using Collaborate.
Presentations and Workshops
Values Card Sort. The Career Center owns 40 decks of the Knowdell Career Values Card Sort. This is an interactive and hands-on activity that has received excellent feedback from classes that have participated. It is a great exercise to clarify what is important when thinking about careers and finding meaning in jobs. 1-1.5 hours.
Career Planning. This presentation involves a discussion with students about the process that they should consider as they move through their college career. The presenter will discuss the importance of values, skills, and interest clarification. Also included is using personal information for career and major selections, internships, part-time jobs, and graduate schools. 1-1.5 hours.
Best Job - Values Clarification. The goal of this presentation is to help participants realize the importance of values when thinking about their career paths. This is a highly interactive and group-centered presentation requiring students to discuss and debate the merits of different careers, then present their results to the other groups. 1 hour.
Tag! You are ??? - Career Assumptions. The goal is to show students their assumptions, viewpoints, preferences, and underlying values. Students are encouraged to increase their knowledge of both self and careers so that they can choose career paths that fit better than randomly assigned occupations. This is a highly interactive presentation where students share assumptions/reactions with the class. Also, classmates can chime in with what they think of various careers. 1 hour.
Resume Writing. Resume writing is one of the most popular presentations. Participants will learn the basics of writing resumes in a way that will help them to understand commonly accepted formats and styles. The presenter will provide information and discussion to help critically navigate the ambiguous world of resume writing. 1 - 2 hours.
Interviewing. Interviewing is another one of the most popular presentations. Participants will learn more about how to process interview questions and to answer in commonly acceptable and desired formats. A focus of this presentation is to teach behavioral responses to questions, how to brand one's self, and to generally be seen in the most professional view possible. 1 - 2 hours.
Reverse Career Planning. Through this workshop, participants will gain another view on planning out their career. Often, students see career planning as a linear and chronological process. At the conclusion of this workshop, students will be better able to see how they can take a vision of how they want their lives to be in the future and work backwards to develop a plan on how to get there. 1 hour.
Personality Mosaic. Using the Personality Mosaic, the Career Center presenter will help students learn more about what their career interests are and how that relates to careers and majors. The Mosaic is based on the RIASEC Holland Code that is widely used in career counseling. 1 hour.
Career Fair or Majors Fair Planning. Career Fairs are held annually in the spring and Majors Fairs are held annually in fall (Pocatello Campus) and spring (Idaho Falls Campus). This workshop will help students prepare for the event and realize the potential of what these events provide. 1 hour.