Classroom Plus is the flagship program of BestPrep and is a free service to educators. Classroom Plus connects educators and business professionals to bring business and career skills to students. Bridging the gap between lessons learned in the classroom and skills utilized in the workplace, this hands-on program brings speakers into classrooms, includes mock interviews and workplace tours.
Classroom Plus helps students connect their classroom learning to real-world applications while exposing them to positive community role models. There are many ways to engage volunteers with your students.
Guest Speaker: Request a business volunteer to give a classroom presentation to your students on topics related to business and career skills. Below is a sampling of commonly requested topics. New topics are always welcome.
Careers speakers talk about their career path, education and daily duties:
Additional topics relate to preparation in careers and business:
Cover Letters & Resumes
-Format & Creation
-What Employers Look For
-Risk & Reward
-Etiquette & Attire
-Forming good questions & responses
-Interviewing Soft Skills
-Building Your Network
-Effective Social Media
-What affects your personal brand?
-What do you want to be known for?
-What is philanthropy?
-How does philanthropy affect business?
Mock Interviews: Practicing interviewing skills is a great opportunity for your students. Business volunteers come to your classroom to give your students the experience of a job interview while providing feedback.
Work Place Tours: Local companies open their doors to your class to give them a firsthand look at the workplace.
Organized by BestPrep, Career Days bring three to four classrooms of students from different schools to a company to engage in a company overview and small group sessions on various careers. Please note limited space is available each school year. Contact email@example.com for more information.
The Classroom Plus staff is happy to work with you to meet your unique classroom volunteer requests. If you would like to partner with Classroom Plus on a special project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.