Classroom Plus Volunteers

BestPrep’s Classroom Plus is a program where business professionals and educators collaborate to bring business and career skills to students.

Classroom Plus focuses on ensuring students understand the essential business and career skills needed for success. The program is always seeking enthusiastic volunteers. You decide the level of commitment and geographic areas in which you would like to focus your volunteer efforts; a Classroom Plus staff member will contact you when we receive requests from educators that fit your criteria. There are three ways to get involved:

Guest Speaker: Provide lessons in business and career skills through classroom presentations. A wide range of topics are requested by educators. Here are just a few of topics that get requested.

Accounting
Business
Carpentry
Communications
Engineering
Finance
Human Resources
Information Technology*
Law
Marketing
Operations
Project Management
Realty
Sales
Sciences

 

Additional topics relate to preparation in careers and business:

Business Etiquette
-Professionalism
-Workplace communication

Entrepreneurship
-Innovation
-Risk & reward

Interviewing*
-Etiquette & attire
-Forming good questions & responses
-Interviewing soft skills

Leadership*
-Leadership traits
-Challenges

Networking
-What is networking?
-Why is it important?
-How to network

Personal Branding
-Presenting yourself
-Characteristics of your brand
-Defining your personal brand

Philanthropy
-What is philanthropy?
-Importance of giving

Public Speaking
-Presentation Skills
-Verban/Nonverbal Communication

Resumes*
-Format & creation
-Resume builders
-What employers look for

Teamwork*
-Interpersonal communication
-Conflict resolution
-Time management

*these topics include a PowerPoint presentation

Mock Interviewer: Conduct mock interviews in high school classrooms to enhance students’ interviewing skills. Recruit friends to sign-up. 5-10 volunteers are usually needed for a classroom.

Tour Guide: Guide classes through interactive tours of your company or place of work.