“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
helping
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:

How
to Discuss a Problem with Your Manager


10
Tips for Having 1 on 1 Meetings with Your Boss

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

Stuff I’ve written
for About.com:

How
to Manage Up

10
Surefire Ways to Annoy Your Manager
(I’m pretty good at this one!)

What
is a “High Potential”?

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