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COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Money Lessons Every College Student Should Know Before Graduation
Financial hardships are the #1 reason students drop out of school. A student’s financial circumstances affect their campus involvement, academic performance and overall health and wellness. This workshop will not only teach your students how to make smarter money management decisions but also empower them with strategies to achieve financial and collegiate success. It’s more than numbers; it’s about empowering your students through fun, relevant, and compassionate financial education.
During this workshop your students will learn about:
- Building credit
- Basic budgeting
- Building savings,
- The importance (and ease) of Investing
- Repaying student loans and,
- How to effectively network for professional success
My presentation is different from a typical money talk. I don’t speak at your students; I speak with your students. Each presentation is 50% lecture and 50% conversational Q&A so that the individual needs and concerns of attendees are addressed.
Leaders Aren’t Born Nor Made; They’re Found: Discovering The Authentic Leader in You
Strong leaders help create a more accepting, equitable campus environment and are more prepared to work effectively in a diverse workplace. But true authentic leadership is a journey of self-discovery. Most students are currently exhibiting leadership whether it be in formal organizations, their peer groups, families, and communities at large. This workshop will help them discover the impactful leader that resides in each of them.
Grounded in the principles integrity, character, collaboration and common purpose students will leave this workshop reminded that their previous achievements are not unique, but indicators of their excellence and ability to lead.
During this transformative experience students will:
- Discover their own personal value system and the role it plays in decision making
- Learn a basic understanding of different leadership styles and identify the styles that resonate with their values and beliefs
- Practice and apply strategies for becoming a better listener
Warning: This is an interactive workshop. Students will be encouraged to move, interact, and most importantly, have fun. Students will be empowered to lead in their own unique way.
Building Your Power Network: How to effectively network for professional success
It’s not what you know it’s who you know. While college provides you with valuable skills, how do you get others to take notice in a seemingly crowded job applicant pool? How do you align yourself with power players and establish long lasting professional relationships that are mutually beneficial? During this presentation you’ll learn valuable networking skills that will help you advance your career during and after college.
- A simple yet effective way to create your elevator pitch
- How and when to follow up with your new contacts
- Time-tested conversation starters for the socially awkward and introverts
Using Social Media to Strengthen Your Voice and Impact
Your online presence is important and you don’t need thousands of followers to make social media work for you. Adweek found that 92 percent of companies surveyed use platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook for recruitment yet so many people get it wrong. Social media isn’t just a tool to keep in contact with family and new friends you meet at conference. Learn how to position yourself as a thought leader in your industry and build your personal brand.
Learning outcomes of this workshop:
- Optimizing your social media bio
- Discovering your social media “community”
- Social media networking etiquette