Campus Speaking

Since her days as a college dorm RA, Lindsey Pollak’s mission has been to prepare and inspire tomorrow’s global leaders. Her popular campus keynotes supplement university career services offerings, providing the cutting-edge advice students need to secure jobs and build careers in the 21st century workplace.

Her “big sister” approach is inspirational, practical and fun. As one student attendee raved, “Lindsey’s presentation was so good I didn’t check my phone once!”

Each program may be customized to an undergraduate or graduate student audience and may be presented as a keynote speech, interactive workshop or virtual presentation/webinar.

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PROGRAMS FOR ADMINISTRATORS AND STAFF:
1. CREATING TOMORROW'S LEADERS: HOW TO RECRUIT, RETAIN AND ENGAGE MILLENNIAL STAFF AND STUDENTS
How much do you know about your millennial students and colleagues? What motivates them? What discourages them? What kind of leaders will they be? In this essential program, New York Times best-selling author Lindsey Pollak helps you better understand your college or university’s millennials and provides actionable strategies to harness the power and potential of the largest generation in the workplace today.

Attendees will:

  • Discover the key preferences of millennials — and how to integrate these preferences with other generations’ preferences.
  • Hear about best practices at organizations that are successfully attracting and engaging top millennial talent.
  • Learn tactical strategies for engaging, managing and training millennials.
2. LEADING THE MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKPLACE AND CLASSROOM
For the first time in history, five generations are sharing the higher education community — and sometimes it feels like we’re living in five different worlds. As a leader, how can you successfully manage the diverse styles of the Traditional Traditionalists, Still-Booming Boomers, Xtra-Independent Gen Xers, Tech-or-Die Gen Y/Millennials and newly arrived Gen Zs? The answer is crucial to your day-to-day productivity and long-term strategic success. In this dynamic program, New York Times best-selling author Lindsey Pollak — often called a translator among generations — shares expert insights into the five current generations and their motivations, goals and communication styles. You will learn how universities and companies across a wide variety of industries and a diversity of populations are thriving with a multigenerational workforce and student body. And you’ll gain specific, actionable strategies to manage your cross-generational challenges and turn multigenerational diversity into a competitive advantage.

Audiences will:

  • Learn the common characteristics of each generation, while still appreciating individualism and global differences.
  • Discover potential points of generational conflict and tactics to handle them.
  • Obtain specific strategies to strengthen cross-generational communication and leverage multigenerational opportunities.
  • Explore best practices for multigenerational success from a variety of universities and corporations.
PROGRAMS FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENT AUDIENCES:
1. GETTING FROM COLLEGE TO CAREER: 7 ABSOLUTE MUSTS
What does it take to transition successfully from college to the real world? What common mistakes do new grads make when applying for jobs and when they arrive in the workplace? What does it really take to find and win the job of your dreams?

In this interactive, action-oriented keynote, New York Times best-selling author Lindsey Pollak shares the job search success secrets she’s learned from recruiters, young professionals and her own successful career. Students will leave this session with increased confidence and actionable strategies for building their personal brands, networking, interviewing and more.

Audiences will learn how to:

  • Avoid the biggest mistake in career prep and job hunting.
  • Build their brand online and offline.
  • Network like a pro (even if you think you hate networking).
  • Persist — without being a pest.
2. LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR JOB SEARCH SUCCESS
Did you know that more than 90 percent of recruiters are using social media to find job candidates? Savvy young workers are using such networks as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest to land internships, jobs and promotions. Lindsey Pollak, a New York Times best-selling author and a former ambassador for LinkedIn, explains how to incorporate social media into a successful job hunt and longer-term career strategy.

Audiences will learn how to:

  • Project the right professional image online.
  • Use online research to stand out in the job search process.
  • Reach out and follow up politely using social media.
  • Avoid common social media mistakes.

3. YOUR PERSONAL BRAND -- AND THE SECRETS OF LEADERSHIP SUCCESS
In this inspirational, engaging and action-oriented presentation, New York Times bestselling author Lindsey Pollak promotes the importance of developing a stellar professional brand for current and future business leaders. Her advice and anecdotes draw on original research, her own extensive experience and interviews with successful professionals across a wide range of industries and experience levels. For maximum impact, Lindsey provides real-world, actionable tips to help attendees take immediate steps to apply her advice and rise in their own careers.

Audiences will learn how to:

  • Project the right professional image in person and online.
  • Build their communication skills and networking prowess.
  • Avoid common mistakes of personal branding and career advancement.


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