Visit local schools to inspire students and help them think about their future career path.

What is a Career Talk?

A teacher from a local school will invite you to visit their students and share your unique experiences. You can give insights, career guidance, life lessons and tips to motivate and inspire the students. This helps them make informed decisions about their future.

Similar to a TED Talk, you will generally be asked to speak for 8 - 10 minutes. There will usually be other business leaders present who will also speak, followed by a lively Q&A session where students are able to ask a variety of questions.

You can expect the full event to last around one hour.

How should I prepare?

While we ask teachers to send additional details to help you prepare, in most cases you shouldn’t need to spend a great deal of time putting materials together, and we . That’s because the most successful careers talks involve sharing your own story and speaking from the heart about how your career has developed. Some things you might want to cover include:

  • What inspired you to choose their career path
  • Subjects you studied and how these are relevant now
  • Your failures and successes
  • What your company does and why this is important
  • What you enjoy most about your career
  • Skills currently relevant in the jobs you are doing now

What impact will a Career Talk have?

Career Talks allow students to hear from real-life role models who can demonstrate the relevance and connection of what is taught in the classroom - because they are creating the jobs right now!

They also allow students to gain an understanding of what different careers actually entail, while bringing the curriculum to life.

The goal of Career Talks is to equip students with the inspiration and information to make better-informed decisions about their future career paths.

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