Speaker for Teens on College Readiness and Academic Success - Jordan H. Davis
Among the stress and perplexity of college, we must get students to see the joy and benefits of this transition, while helping them see their ability to succeed at the next level.
It is one thing to get students excited about their post-graduation futures. It is another thing to help them matriculate, graduate, and find good career opportunities. For most students, decisions around college are heavily influenced by external pressures, like financial circumstances and expectations from their parents and loved ones. In addition, some students feel academically unprepared and socially excluded from their peers, and are hesitant to use their available resources to persist. How do we equip students with the academic skillset and self autonomy needed to succeed in and after college?
How Jordan can help solve it:
JD challenges students to choose professional paths that allow them to 1) utilize the skills that they're proud of, 2) design solutions to the problems in the world they care the most deeply about, and 3) do 1 and 2 joyfully and sustainably. The framing inspires students, gives a sense of direction and better sets up discussions around academic development, career navigation, goal setting, and taking the necessary professional steps to achieve those goals. After working with Jordan, students adopt a designer's mindset; they go into college with a solid plan for what they want to study, the experiences they want to have, and the things they'll create that will prepare them for their careers.
Jordan's messages on student success touches on the following themes:
Metacognitive strategies for academic success
Landing big-time internships and extracurricular opportunities
Career goal setting and professional networking
Identity formation and the first gen experience
Utilizing school/campus resources
Your audience will leave the keynote:
Excited to start their college/professional journey
With practical strategies for studying, professional networking, self reflection, and choosing a career path
Confident that they have the academic and social skills needed to succeed at the next level
Less stressed about difficult decisions like choosing a major and applying for jobs