AvScholars.com's Career Speakers
Program was created as an outreach program with the goal of promoting
and introducing students to the many career opportunities that exist
within the fields of aviation/aerospace, as they plan for their futures.
The objective of this program is to provide an opportunity for interested
students to relate to a professional in his/her career.
By providing students with a realistic picture of what is involved
in a particular career field, the path of entry into the field, and
the necessary education; they can set goals for themselves. They can
also understand the skills that are taught in school can be applied
to the workplace.
We plan to establish a presence in elementary, middle, and high schools
through participation in their career days/fairs. We invite institutions,
flight schools, businesses, and organizations to join in our efforts
to expose students to various careers within the aviation/aerospace
industry by registering to become a career speaker. This is an excellent
opportunity to promote your school, organization, or company for FREE.
What is a Career Speaker?
A career speaker is someone who volunteers his/her time to make a
career-related presentation at a local school in their community per
school’s request. A career speaker may be invited individually
or as part of a panel of speakers. Typically, a career speaker speaks
to approximately 20-30 students about a specific career for a classroom
period (approximately 50 minutes) during a regular school day. Some
teachers may request the speaker to do the same presentation several
times to various grade levels or classes. *Note: A career speaker
is a volunteer position in which you will not be compensated for expenses
This is an excellent opportunity to promote your school, organization,
or company for FREE. Volunteering as a career speaker is one of the
best ways to share yourself and your profession with students. Students
have access to numerous publications and videos on career topics,
but these materials cannot match the speaker-to-students interactions.
One of the unique aspects of being a career speaker is that students
can hear first hand information from someone who actually has experience
in that career field. This makes an occupation "come alive"
to students and they can ask questions which cannot be found in a
How does the Career Speakers Program Works?
As a registered career speaker, you will be entered into the AvScholars'
Career Speakers database. Once there is a request for a career speaker
from a school in your state, all registered career speakers that reside
in your state will be contacted via email regarding the school’s
request, location and event date. Once we receive a response from
interested volunteer career speaker(s), the school’s administrator
will be notified of possible participants. AvScholars will then exchange
complete contact information between both parties (host school and
volunteer career speaker). The host school will then contact the career
speaker and send a Speaker Confirmation Letter to confirm the speaking
engagement and provide necessary information.
our career speakers with their presentations, they download
the following materials:
AvScholars Career Speaker
This brochure will help prepare speakers
for their presentation by providing them with an outline,
suggestions, and ideas.
AvScholars Speaking Aids
Our speaking aids (i.e. transparent)
will help speakers cover a variety of subjects, or use
them in conjunction with their existing presentation format.
are used as marketing tools to promote the features and
services on AvScholars.com and to attract new visitors
to our web site.
Speaker Guidelines and Policies
developed a few guidelines and policies that is expected of
all AvScholars Career Speakers. This ensures consistency and
maintains the mission and goals of the AvScholars' Career Speakers
Program. Participation in this program means acceptance of these
guidelines and policies below.
Career speaker agrees not
to accept payment for speaking engagements arranged by
The AvScholars Network Foundation.
Career speaker will adhere to all rules
and regulations of the host school.
Career speaker must enter through the
school’s main doors and check into the main office
to obtain a visitor’s pass prior to his/her presentation,
which is required.
Career speaker agrees to distribute AvScholars.com
promotional materials to students and administrators.
Career speaker agrees to notify the school,
if (s)he can not attend the scheduled appearance, as soon
Career speaker agrees to complete the
Career Speaker Evaluation Form online
after the presentation.
Become a Career Speaker
If you are interested in volunteering your time as a career speaker,
please complete the form below. Submission of this form does not ensure
that you will give a presentation immediately, as scheduling is dependent
on requests from elementary/high school educators. We appreciate your
participation and look forward to working with you. Required fields
are marked with an asterisk (*).
NOTE: We do NOT
sell, trade, exchange, or otherwise transfer the email addresses and
other personal data traveling through our system.