Tips for Career Day Presenters
(Speaking to Students about Your Career)
Here are some suggestions to help make your Career Day presentations a success. Each
career and industry are unique, so plan what works for you and your area of expertise.
- Briefly introduce yourself (schools, internships, first jobs, etc.).
- Explain how your work relates to classes they might be taking in school such as
math, business, technology courses, etc.
- Share any helpful advice that you wish you learned or things you had done in
school to be more prepared for your career.
- Keep in mind that your audience is 14-18-year-old high school students. For many
of them, this is their first introduction to the professional world beyond the
- Engaging students in a hands-on activity like brainstorming or a case study,
sharing anecdotes and asking them questions makes it fun for you and them.
- Please allow time at the end of your presentation for students to ask questions.
- Talk about your career path and why you chose to pursue it or how you ended up
where you are.
- Explain what you like best/least about your job and/or career field.
- What are your next steps and/or goals for your own career?
- There will be 5-15 students in each session.