Students majoring in an academic discipline within the Division of Human Studies will be required to deliver a presentation to culminate the experience. The guidelines for the presentation follow.
This presentation is a PowerPoint presentation and is to be about 10 minutes in length, but no longer than 12. Please be aware of time... other students will need to deliver their presentation on that day. We will allow 3 minutes at the end of each presentation for questions from the audience before moving on to the next student. Effective presenting involves an awareness of time. Practice your presentation. Points will be deducted for going past the allotted time. You will be reminded at the half-way point of your presentation and again near the end.
INTRODUCTION (Overview so we know what you are talking about), this should include:
Introduce yourself and state your academic year and major. Provide the name of your site supervisor. State where you did your internship; providing both the name of the organization and where this organization is located
GENERAL INTERNSHIP INFORMATION:
Provide an overview of the organization (e.g.services provided, goals of the organization). Please be concise (to the point) in your brief overview of the organization.
Discuss your duties and responsibilities during the field experience
COMMENTS ON YOUR FIELD EXPERIENCE:
What academic and professional challenges did you face during the internship and how did you overcome the challenge(s). Please do not discuss personal challenges.
What was professionally rewarding about the experience?
Comment on the coursework (choose 1 or 2 courses) in your major and discuss the theoretical knowledge you learned and how it related to the experience. Provide specific examples. Please do not simply list courses. Apply a theory or major content of coursework to your experience.
How do you feel this experience will help you after graduation? (For example, assisting you in gaining future employment or being admitted to graduate school, there may be others).
Closing summation; including a brief acknowledgement or thanks to those associated with the experience ( for example, your site supervisor)
Please remember, do what you can to make this interesting to your audience. Do not "read" your slides to the audience. Be creative and practice your presentation; although you should address the above subjects (and others), it should not appear as though you are treating this guide as a "checklist."