The Knowlton Center for Career Exploration staff look forward to partnering with faculty, staff and students to deliver informative programming.
• Most sessions can be as short as 30 minutes or as long as 90.
• We are happy to adapt to specific classes, student organizations and athletic teams.
• We ask that you schedule presentations at least 2 weeks in advance to avoid scheduling conflicts.
If you have another idea for a program that is not listed below, we would be happy to discuss the possibility of a program idea for your group or class.
Please select one program from the list, which our staff can tailor to suit your needs. See full descriptions below.


Advising Circles:
Invite a Knowlton Center staff member to one of your Advising Circles to present on how, as first-year students, they can utilize resources and services provided by the Knowlton Center.
All About the Knowlton Center:
Provides an overview of services, resources and support available to students. A computer connection and screen is required.
Articulating Your Value:
How do my courses, major experiences, leadership and activities, or campus jobs tell a story about my skills and abilities? How do I “make the pitch” for how my campus experience connects to the professional world? This is an interactive, guided, session where students will map their skills and experiences to critical competencies that employers and graduate schools pursue in their candidates.
Designing Your Life:
Sparked by the New York Times best-selling book, Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, this workshop help students apply the process of design thinking to designing their lives, by providing them with opportunities and tools to help reflect on what it is they might want in life and then actually prototype and test those lives out, in quick, easy and fun ways!
NOTE: This workshop requires 1.5 - 2 hours.
Exploring & Planning for Graduate School:
Assists students with answering questions from whether they should attend graduate school and how to start researching programs, to more detailed information about the application process and evaluating their different options.
Internship Search:
Assists students with all aspects of the internship search process, including why internships are important, how to find internships and guides students use through the participation process.
Interviewing Strategies:
A group session in a stress-free environment where participants are paired with their peers to answer general interview questions and receive feedback on their responses.
Job Search:
Helps students create a personalized plan that breads down the job search process into manageable components to keep them moving forward.
Few people like networking but it is important for professional advancement. Learn tips and tricks regarding networking etiquette and how to use tools like LinkedIn and Wisr to make networking easier.
Personal Branding:
Includes developing an elevator pitch, defining your personal branding and creating a professional LinkedIn profile
Résumés & Cover Letters:
A group session in "Don't bring your Résumé, Résumé Workshop (a discussion-based format) or Writing your Résumé (a more instructional-based format where students write and revise their résumé). We will also practice writing cover letters and discuss how they should complement a résumé.
$tart $mart:
A 90-minute session on the importance of negotiation first job offers, including why it's important to negotiate and how to negotiate salaries.
Virtual Alumni Talk:
Connect your students with Denison graduates in a particular field or industry to share their personal experiences and the path they took to get where they are today.
NOTE: This workshop requires a minimum of 4 weeks notice!
What Can I Do With This Major?
This presentation assists students in discovering and learning the many different career paths for each major; both the obvious and the unexpected.
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