Only through a partnership with faculty can CDAC support students by connecting their academic experiences and career paths – in and out of the classroom.

CDAC resources are available as you teach and mentor students toward becoming independent thinkers equipped for career success. Consider requesting access to GGC's jobs database, ClawLink, powered by Handshake, and introducing one or more career resources into your coursework. Or invite a member of CDAC to speak to students about the various CDAC services.

Presentation Resources and Topics

  • Career assessments (45 minutes)
    • Interactive view of a Grizzly's Focus 2 Career Assessment results while demonstrating the connection of personality, skills, interests and values to majors and careers.
  • Career exploration (45 minutes)
    • There are often a variety of careers available to students within a major. This presentation will give students tips and ideas to begin deciding which career is right for them. Topics such as researching careers and gaining experience within a profession of interest will be covered.
  • Graduate school preparation (45 minutes)
    • Tips and strategies designed to address things to consider when thinking about whether or not to attend graduate school and if doing so, how to decide on a graduate school or program (i.e. type, size, and location of the institution, cost of attendance, quality of faculty, specializations offered, facilities, and environment of the institution), and to discuss some of the steps in the application process.
  • Internships (45 minutes)
    • Given that relevant experience is the number one qualification sought by employers, this presentation is designed to provide an overview of the benefits for students pursuing experiential opportunities, such as internships, volunteer work, research, and job shadows. Steps involved in identifying, applying for, and making the most while participating in these opportunities will also be discussed.
  • Interviewing (45 minutes)
    • Traditional presentation designed to cover the types of interviews that a student may encounter while preparing and practicing for them, questions to expect, non-verbal communication, and appropriate professional attire.
  • Job search (45 minutes)
    • Explore effective ways to find jobs through an overview of the current, online job-search process, tips regarding the right preparation, and discuss websites to find possible jobs of interest. Online investigation is only one part of a smart job-search strategy, so informational interviewing (i.e. talking to the people who work in the field) and networking will also be discussed.
  • Life after GGC (30 minutes)
    • Designed to offer some tips and skills needed to transition from college student to professional, and to discuss/demonstrate how one’s college experience provides numerous opportunities to develop skills that will lead to career success.
  • LinkedIn profiles (30 minutes)
    • This interactive presentation will discuss: 1) The benefits of having a complete LinkedIn profile and establishing a presence on the world's largest professional network on the internet. 2) How the platform can help connect a student with career opportunities by showcasing their unique professional story through experience, skills, and education. 3) How to use the tools on LinkedIn to build a professional network. 4) The issues and concerns regarding social media and cleaning up any “digital dirt.” 5) Launching a professional image and personal brand, as it relates to the job search process.
  • Overview of career services (15-30 minutes)
    • A brief overview of the various services and online platforms the Career Development and Advising Center offers students and alumni. This presentation will incorporate short demonstrations of online platforms such as Handshake and Big Interview.
  • Professional attire (30 minutes)
    • Overview of professional dress and ways GGC can help students obtain professional clothing through the Career Development and Advising Center's Lending Closet
  • Professionalism (45 minutes)
    • Demonstration on professionalism both inside and outside of the classroom and how a person’s professional image can be conveyed by the way a person dresses, how they respond to others, professional habits and work ethic, as well as their online image/brand.
  • Resume and cover letter writing (45 minutes)
    • These presentations will briefly review the components of a resume and cover letter but will focus on areas where students can build on and improve their resumes. Students will have the opportunity to develop and refine some areas of their resume, including bullet points during the presentation.
  • Salary trends and expectations (30 minutes)
    • This interactive presentation is designed to provide a general discussion/overview regarding employment benefits, sites/resources for researching job salaries, and how to tackle salary questions on applications or during interviews.
  • Workplace ethics (30 minutes)
    • Presentation on the importance of learning and understand the values, moral principles and standards of the workplace.
  • Other (custom presentation/workshop)
    • Custom career-related presentations can be designed and presented to your class, organization, or event. You have the option to combine topics listed above or request a presentation to cover other career-related issues such as how-to navigate a job/career fair, overview of Handshake (Career Development and Advising Center job board) and more. When completing the presentation request form, please provide details for your request in the "If other, please specify” box. Please be as detailed as possible and allow a minimum of a three-week lead time. The lead time will enable us to confirm and design your presentation.
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