“Dealing with your Manager” and Other Work Advice for College Students

I’ve been asked by our Career Services office to deliver a
one hour workshop in a couple weeks for our business school juniors, seniors,
and MBAs.

Even though I happen to work at the University of New
Hampshire, most of my career has been dedicated to
aspiring and current managers’ development

So other than having given
advice to my two daughters, I’ll be way out of my element.

For the MBAs, most of whom have been in the workforce a few
years, I might have a receptive audience and even a few ounces of credibility.
But for the 20-21 year olds, what could I possibly say that they’re going to

A. Believe

B. Remember

C. Use to make a positive difference in their early careers?

D. Put their smartphones down to listen too?

I’ve got a LOT of stuff to draw from that I’ve written over
the years – way too much for an hour.

I’m planning to draw from the “best of” collection below. 

Which ones from the list would you suggest that I use? Or, what advice do you have for college students to prepare them to
deal with managers (or other workplace tips)?

Please leave a comment and wish me luck!
Stuff I’ve written
for Great Leadership:

to Discuss a Problem with Your Manager

Tips for Having 1 on 1 Meetings with Your Boss

Advice: parts 1-5
(a five part post I wrote in 2010)

Stuff I’ve written
for About.com:

to Manage Up

Surefire Ways to Annoy Your Manager
(I’m pretty good at this one!)

is a “High Potential”?

to Ask for a Promotion
(I’ll defer to my friend and career expert Alison
Doyle for this one)