Creating the Ultimate Experience

Working with young talent is ever-changing. Let us help you be successful engaging students in your company’s career experience.
Utilize the resources and videos we’ve gathered from local experts to help you in facilitating career experience activities.
Attend an upcoming workshop to engage personally with experienced professionals and learn what makes the best student career experiences.

Best Practices Workshops

Cost: Free to attend
Visit OmahaChamber.org to register.

Jan. 12: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m
Blair Chamber of Commerce
1646 Washington St., Blair, NE
Register

Jan. 19: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m
Lake Ridge Golf Course
1536 Country Club Circle, Beaver Lake
Register

Jan. 30: 4 – 5 p.m
Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce
149 W. Broadway, Council Bluffs
RSVP to Rita Lausen at 712.325.1000

Feb. 8: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Greater Omaha Chamber
1301 Harney Street, Omaha
Register

Feb 23: 8 – 9 a.m
Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce
7775 Olson Drive, Suite 207, Papillion
Register

Jan. 17: 8 – 9 a.m.
First State Bank & Trust Edu Center
1005 E 23rd St, Fremont
Register

Jan. 26: 8 – 9 a.m
UNO Weitz Community Engagement Center, CEC Room
127 6400 S., University Drive Road North, Omaha
Register

Feb. 1: 4 – 5 p.m
First State Bank & Trust Edu Center
1005 E 23rd St, Fremont
Register

Feb. 20: 4 – 5 p.m
Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce
149 W. Broadway, Council Bluffs
RSVP to Rita Lausen at 712.325.1000

The Basics – Talk The Right Talk

The following topics are a good starting point for conversation about your business/industry. Remember, your audience has limited or no work experience, so avoid using industry jargon unfamiliar to your audience’s age group.

  • Current job overview
  • Required postsecondary experience
  • Necessary interests, skills, and values
  • Career field outlook
  • Upward Mobility
  • Technologies used
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Staying up-to-date in your field and professional development
  • Current job openings
  • Entry level positions
  • Approximate salaries
  • Words of wisdom

Make these Engaging – It’s a must!

Learning is most effective when it is hands-on and visual. Incorporate a hands-on activity during the visit for a lasting, meaningful experience. Below are strategies that ASF presenters have used to successfully activate student learning:

  • Digital presentations
  • Tours
  • Work product samples
  • Instruments, artifacts, & tools of the trade
  • Industry problem-solving exercises
  • Modeling a procedure
  • Printed materials
  • Funny stories
  • Teamwork & work place simulations and role playing (ASF can assist in developing short activity)
  • Rotations with different professionals/speed interviewing

Resource Videos

Other Resources

How to plan for a career exploration event

Frequently asked questions

Sample questions on business proposal