Career Presentations

Class and Student Organization Presentations

Career Services is always looking for opportunities to educate students about career-related topics.  We are very interested in serving as a guest speaker to your LAS student organization or class.  Presentation topics we could bring to your group include:

  • Overview of Career Services
  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  • Exploring Career Options
  • Networking/Career Fair Preparation
  • Translating Your ______ Experience/Major to Your Career (tailored to your group)
  • Leveraging LinkedIn and Online Networking
  • Interviewing Tips
  • Job/Internship Search Strategies
  • Evaluating and Negotiating a Job Offer
  • Thriving in 30 Days at a New Job/Internship
  • Preparing for Your Job/Internship Performance Evaluation
  • Improving Your Relationship and Communication with Your Manager

To arrange a presentation for your class or organization, please fill out the Guest Speaker Form or contact Taren Reker at or 515-294-2967.

Please note: ISU Career Services will consider presentation requests from academically based student organizations and ISU offices, but is not able to support non-academically based student organizations, including fraternities, sororities, and residence halls, or non-ISU entities due to resource and time constraints.

Fall 2021 Programming

Are you nervous about the career fair? That’s okay! Career Fair and Resume Prep

Recorded Webinar:
Description: If you are feeling nervous about the upcoming virtual and in-person career fairs – that’s okay! Attend this presentation to learn how to effectively prepare for the upcoming career fairs. You will leave this presentation knowing:

  • The unique benefits of attending a career fair
  • Which career fairs you should attend
  • How to research and find participating organizations that align with your interests
  • What to wear to a career fair
  • How to stand out and introduce yourself to employers
  • How to prepare an effective resume

*Students in attendance will also receive a career fair to-do list.

Grad School: To Go or Not to Go

PowerPoint and Handouts:
Description: Are you considering pursuing further education but not sure if it is right for you? This presentation will explore key factors in deciding between pursuing an advanced degree (through graduate school or professional school) or entering the workforce.

 Networking for Introverts

Recorded Webinar:
Description: Did you know that 70% of all jobs are not published publicly on jobs sites and as much as 80% of jobs are filled through personal and professional connections. This means networking is critical to your job search. But what if you find networking to be overwhelming or uncomfortable? Attend this presentation to gather networking tips and strategies for introverts.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Recorded Webinar:
Description: For many students, choosing a career path can feel overwhelming and stressful. Are you unsure of what you would like to do with your major? If so, this is the presentation for you! Understanding your interests, skills, and values is a vital part of career exploration. This presentation will allow you to explore various career paths that align with your interests and values.

Finding and Applying for Federal Government Job and Internship Opportunities

Recorded Webinar:
Description: Are you interested in working for the federal government?   This presentation will cover the unique application process for positions within the federal government.
Topics that the presentation will include:

  • Highlight the benefits of pursuing a federal career
  • Walk you through the process of finding and applying for federal opportunities
  • Provide tips for building your federal resume
  • Explore additional resources that you can leverage in your search


Spring 2022 workshops coming soon!