The RWU Speakers Bureau connects subject-matter experts from the Roger Williams community with high schools, organizations, clubs, and community centers that can benefit from a tailored presentation or workshop.
Response to COVID-19: Presentations and workshops can be delivered virtually. These presentations can be used to compliment your distance learning initiatives.
Speakers Bureau presenters are RWU faculty and staff who are passionate about their areas of expertise and love to speak on a wide range of topics such as college admission and financial aid, college success and preparation tips, and academic majors or career paths. Our presentations and workshops are offered at no cost to the organization, and can be scheduled at your school, business or organization, or talk to us about hosting you on our campus.
It is our goal to provide expert sessions to members of the greater community as one more way we can deepen our core purpose: to strengthen society through engaged teaching and learning.
We encourage you to explore our list of topics, but also let us know if you have other topic requests that we can try to accommodate. Have questions or need help identifying a speaker or topic? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are committed to delivering presentations that benefit your students and community. Please find below a representative list of presentations that we have currently developed, and can provide or adapt to meet the needs of your intended audience. If there is a topical need you have that is not listed below, please contact us!
- Navigating the College Search Process
- Application Tips & Tricks
- Mock Admission Committee
- Writing & College Essay Workshops (How to Write a Killer College Essay)
- Affording College: Understanding Financial Fit
- Applying for Aid: FAFSA Filing Workshop
- Moving Beyond Sticker Price
- The College Athlete Experience
Provided across any of our academic programs
- Sample Session Preparing Students for College Engineering Programs
- What Are You Going to do with THAT major?
- Future Trends: Emerging Majors and Careers
- Bulletproofing Your Career: the Value of Liberal Arts and Professional Training
- A Day in the Life of _______ Major
- Is a college degree really worth it?
Teo Salgado: Principal Consultant, VerveSmith, Ltd.
Yours was by far the best explanation of the financial aid process I've heard. Thank you.
Sonia D. Bell: Director of College Counseling
This was the most helpful financial aid workshop that I have ever attended. I took plenty of notes and feel better prepared to serve all of my families. The presenters were honest and transparent and helped us see financial aid from the perspective of families and colleges.
Patti Gesmundo: School Counselor/Bishop Hendricken High School
As a new school counselor, this "easy to follow" presentation gave me a better understanding of how to help families with their financial aid questions/concerns. Thank you for sharing the knowledge and being transparent!
Alison McCaul: Independent Educational Consultant, Go College Advising
Very informative webinar on financial aid. Thank you so much for sharing useful information which will undoubtedly help in my college advising to students and families.
Anne Clawson: College Counselor La Salle Academy
This workshop provided me the information I need to give informed and validated information to the families I work with on a regular basis. It also helped me know what questions they should be asking to financial aid offices as they decide which colleges are best suited for them both academically and financially.