Classroom Workshops

Classroom workshops are hands-on and interactive presentations that incorporate audiovisual components and handouts/exercises to engage various learning styles.

There is no charge for any of our workshops. Presentations are approximately 40 minutes in length.

Scholarship Search & Application Process

By the end of this workshop, students will have gained step-by-step instructions on how to efficiently target/qualify and apply for a multitude of scholarships, thereby increasing the likelihood of success. Handouts include 3 worksheets: 1) tracking, 2) compilation of personal history, and 3) family background.

  • What background/documents and information to put together for scholarship applications
  • Researching scholarships to identify “best fit”
  • Tracking the application process

Cyber Communities - Online Social Networks

  • How colleges are utilizing online communities for admissions, scholarships, and other purposes
  • Sexting and its legal and social implications
  • Lost internship and employment opportunities
  • Who else is looking at your profile and how this information might be used for/against you

Personality Styles & Its Influence on Communication

Students complete a brief personality assessment that matches their style to jazz instruments. Students then learn to “tune in” to their tempo (common characteristics, desires), understand various arrangements (how to work with different personality styles), and understanding dissonance (how we react when under stress). This is a fun way to learn how our personality affects the way we react or interact with others and our environment. In an unobtrusive way, this workshop points out the importance of understanding others first before determining how best to communicate.

ID Theft Prevention

Identity theft, internet fraud, and related scam prevention strategies. Also includes how to obtain credit reports, track identity theft, and earning a good credit score for financial aid.

Crime Scene Investigation & Communication/Inclusion

Students are broken up into groups of at least 5 people and become part of a specially appointed Police Task Force that is under political pressure to solve a crime. Every group will handle the situation differently! This role play simulation demonstrates the following communication pitfalls:

  • Operating under pressure
  • Incomplete information
  • Ignoring or discounting information from members of the group
  • Failure to organize information
  • Lack of leadership
  • Making assumptions

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Overview

Discuss general college admissions process, how scholarships are awarded, and the academic programs, services, and paid internships that are part of the program of study.

Special Topics

We are available to develop presentations in other areas that might be of interest to you. If you would like to discuss the creation of a workshop specifically designed for your students, please contact Nate Todd, Director of Prospective Student Services.