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Career Services Guest Speakers
Would you like to have a Career Services staff member as a guest speaker for your class, event, or organization? Career Services staff welcomes the opportunity to connect with OSU Students. Please fill out the request form at least 7 days prior to the meeting or event. Upon submitting your request, you will hear back from our staff members within 2-3 business days.

To request an employer to present to your group, please refer to the Employer Guest Speakers below. Please Note that many of these employers are not Stillwater-area companies, so more advanced notice is appreciated. You will need to make arrangements with the employer directly.

For more information or questions, contact Jawauna Harding at jawauna@okstate.edu.


Employer Guest Speakers
OSU Career Services partners with employers to provide employer guest speakers for student clubs, organizations, and other campus groups. Feel free to access our list of available speakers below and contact speakers directly.

Adjusting to the Workplace:
  • Backpack to Briefcase by Eric Woodworth
    Things no one told you before you start your first professional job.

  • Backpack to Briefcase by Marie Hazelton
    The presentation discusses do's and don'ts as well as realistic expectations a recent grad should consider when getting ready for their first full-time job.

  • Building a Career: How to Make the Most of Your First Professianal Job by Toni Parks-Payne
    I am happy to present on any subject related to corporate services, interviewing, HR skills, entering the workforce, etc. Many of my areas of responsibility for CHK hire entry-level, yet professional positions. I am happy to speak on how to get your foot in the door, make a good first impression and develop your career.


Career Readiness and Preparation:
  • Start up or a Fortune 500 company - what is best for your career? by Ajay Vonkarey
    In today's world Entrepreneurship is as important as starting a career in a large company. Graduates need to make the right choice based on their background, interest and more importantly financial capability. As a Entrepreneur and also working in a Fortune 500 company, I can share my experience with both and help graduates choose the best.


Industry Specific:
  • Customer Service by Jamie Haynes
    This is very interactive presentation that talks about the importance of customer service. Regardless of the industry or specific role, customer service will likely play a part in your job duties.

  • Managing the Supply Chain by Jamie Haynes
    Talk about how a supply chain works specific to our company and make it easy to understand.

  • Ethics by Laurie Rosenbaum
    Good vs Right ethics presentation; exploring how to make sure you are constantly sticking to your values and avoiding the temptation to make unethical decisions

  • About Triumph Foods by Kacey Rieger
    Overview of Triumph Foods and our Employment opportunities for students.


Job Search:
  • The Career Search by Jamie Haynes
    How to work a career fair, Interview do and don't tips, How to evaluate the offer process, The entire job search from start to finish.
    **this is a very interactive and fun presentation**


Soft Skills:
  • How to have difficult conversations by Marie Hazelton
    The presentation discusses how to manage difficult conversations and provided specific techniques to overcome tricky situations.

  • Interview Skills & Tips by Laurie Rosenbaum
    Skills and tips for interviewing. Cover common interview questions, how to dress, how to prep yourself, etc.


Understanding Benefits and Financial Planning:
  • Evaluating the Offer by Jamie Haynes
    This presentation walks students through how to compare multiple offers. It is important to look at more than the base salary, including: benefits, moving allowances, bonuses, how to take into consideration the cost of living differences...if your multiple offers are for various cities, the salary amount will matter based on that, etc. This presentation also has a budgeting aspect to it. We walk students through how to budget for life after college...which plays a crucial role in how to evaluate the offer.
    **this is a very interactive and fun presentation**



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