You role as an invited speaker
As a speaker, you are invited to share with the class you internship experience or the experience you gained in another type of "independent learning project (ILP)". I would encourage you to emphasize the professional and personal aspects of your internship/ILP during your presentation (more so than the “technical aspects” of what you actually did.) I believe the seminar participants (for the most part sophomores) will benefit greatly from hearing "the story" of your experience. Here are some guidelines in preparing your power point/ and or oral presentation that should be about 20 min. long. Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions.
Important Organizational Details
- Also, please email your presentation to Cathy Rook (or bring it on a portable drive to Cathy) in the Departmental Office, 266 Ani. Sci. Building on Monday, the day before your presentation in order to have it loaded on the departmental computer when class starts.
- If your presentation in the precapstone is intended as partial fulfillment of your 375 internship requirements, please send an email to your internship advisor to let him (her) know of the date of your presentation and make sure that your internship record (on file in the main office) is being updated accordingly.
What Should your presentation include?
- What did you do to select / to apply / to prepare for your ILP?
Description of your ILP
- How / when did you find out about it?
- What other choices had you considered, if any?
- Did you have your resume posted on line (CALS career service)? Did you give your resume out at a career fair / World dairy Expo?
- Did you approach the company or did they approach you? Was it scary to talk to someone from the company?
- If available, please provide the name and contact information for application or additional information that could be used by course participants
Looking back at the logistical aspects of the ILP
- What / Where/ When, With Whom
- What was/were / your learning objectives / the goal(s) of your project(s) ?
- What did you actually do during the project (logistical organization)? Were you assigned your tasks or did you help initiate your assignment(s)?
- What were the results of your work? (highlights of a report, or a “exit” seminar, ppt presentation, etc.)
Looking back at your own learning experience
- How did you find out about it?
- What was the “process” of putting the ILP together? (how did you put the pieces of the puzzle together? (what was your role? what was the role of your field advisor, and that of your academic advisor?)
- How important is it to have “learning objectives” clearly discussed and defined before the ILP?
- What difficulty did you encounter in starting up, progressing and completing your ILP?
- What have you learned about the organization / people you worked with?
- What have you learned about yourself both professionally and a personally (to the extent you feel comfortable sharing personal things.)
- Did this experience help you make choices about your career?
- How much work/learning/frustration did you experience? (some say that learning is “no pain no gain”. Do you agree with that statement? If there were “pain” in your ILP where did it come from? If there were “gain” in your ILP where did it come from?
- 1. What were the most positive (negative) aspects of your ILP?
- 2. What would you do differently if you were to do it all over again?
- 3. If you were in charge of facilitating ILP for Dy Sci 399, Dy Sci 525, and Dy Sci 690, what would you change to the current “structure” or “organization” to improve your learning experience?
- 3. What is the ONE THING you want sophomores to remember from your seminar?