Career Poster Assignments

Presentations and Classroom Assignments

Class Assignment

We encourage you to incorporate career-related assignments into your curriculum and welcome the opportunity to discuss ways we can assist you in making this a good learning experience for your students. If you add assignments that require students to use Career Services (i.e. have a resume critiqued through Career Express, use materials in the resource room, request an appointment) we ask that you notify us about the assignment and the date the assignment is due. This will not only ensure the staff is aware of the assignment but it will also help us prepare for those time periods where there may be increased student traffic, due to a specific assignment.


Class Presentation

Career Services welcomes the opportunity to bring career information into your classroom.

Our presentation portfolio includes the following topics:

Career Services Overview

• An Overview of Career Services Programs, Services and Events

Career Planning and Exploration

  • Choosing a Career/Major
  • What Can I Do with a Major In...?
  • Researching Majors/Occupations
  • MyPlan / Major Possibilities Interpretation


Career Readiness

  • Career Readiness Badging Program Orientation

Employability Readiness

• Skills Identification
• Completing the Job Application
• Career Fair Tips: How to Make the Most of a Career Networking Fair
• Writing a Professional Resume & Cover Letter
• Interview Tips
• Job Search Strategies

Professional Development

• LinkedIn: Establishing a Professional Online Image
• Developing a Professional Brand

Presentation Day/Time Options
Presentations may be requested for your classes to occur: Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday presentations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Due to heavy demands for presentations, please submit your request at least ten business days before your requested presentation date.  Once a presenter has been confirmed, you will receive an e-mail with the name of staff member conducting the presentation.

Presentation requests during Prepare for the Fairs Week, Career Fair Week, and Thanksgiving Week will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. 


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Introduction

You should prepare a poster of one significant invention that involved chemical engineering. You may select an invention that is featured at the Inventor of the Week site, or that you find from some other source—so long as it pertains to chemical engineering.


Assignment:
Create a poster about an invention that involved chemical engineering.

Getting Started:
To find a topic, search the Inventors of the Week website (http://web.mit.edu/invent/i-archive.html). Be sure to select an article about an invention that involved chemical engineering. Use information from the article and from any other useful sources you find to develop a poster explaining the invention to your classmates. Before starting your poster, get approval from your teacher on your topic and your sources.

Evaluation:
Your poster will be evaluated on these criteria:
____ The poster is clearly focused on a chemical engineering invention and is labeled as such.
____ The poster explains the invention and the problem it addresses.
____ The poster also provides details on the invention process (why, when, where, and how).
____ The poster provides biographical details on the scientist or scientists involved, including information about education, career, and scientific experience.
____ The poster describes how that invention has affected you and/or your community.
____ Graphics such as illustrations, photographs, and drawings support the topic and help make it interesting and understandable.
____ The poster is free of errors in capitalization, usage, punctuation, or spelling.
____ Sources for background information and for all borrowed graphics are cited on the front of the poster.
____ The poster is neat and presentable and can be read from a distance of two feet.

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