Professional & Technical Development

Seminars and career readiness workshops hosted at partnering universities.

Check Out What Our Students Are Doing!

Professional Workshops

LTPF students have professional development and career readiness sessions with industry and corporate experts. They learn about various topics that are important for young adults to learn as they prepare to enter the working world.

 Resume Transformations

On November 11th, Dr. Chelsea Sumner (NVIDIA) and Dr. Gifty Gyebi (GSK) led our students in a Resume Rebuild workshop and spoke about the importance of resumes, formatting, and content. Our mentors then worked with our students to improve their resumes and to be prepared for the job application process!

Team Mike

Theophilus Dapaah

Daisy Azagba

Wisdom Okwen

Team Jennica

Dacia Holmes

Rachel Edwards

Kalissa Jameson

Team Oluwatimilehin

Alaina Parker

Faduma Osman

Aby Sall

Public Speaking Practice

On October 25th, our students participated in a public speaking workshop led by Assistant Director of NCSU University Theatre, Mia Self. They worked on several techniques, such as projecting and articulating, and built up their confidence.

Being An Innovator

During the final week of our Fall Curriculum for the 2023-2024, Lindsay Hinger and Leon Chisolm III led such inspiring workshops on how to take the leap into the world of business and innovation. Check out some of the things we practiced and discussed!

Technical Workshops

LTPF pilots its technical workshops, where students get hands-on learning experiences. Led by experts in a fun, encouraging, and safe environment, students have the chance to practice applicable skills, grow in confidence, and build community.

Suturing & Stitching

On October 20th, our chem/bio cohort were taught the basics of suturing and stitching by Nick Alexander, a Nurse Practitioner with UNC Department of Emergency Medicine.

Introduction to API Integration

On November 16th, our Computer & Information Science students learned about API Integration with our own LTPF alum, Elikem Des-Amekudi, who is currently working toward his Master’s at NC A&T and runs his own software company called NEAM Technologies. Preview the slides above!

Science Communication Project

Our students created and presented their own PowerPoints to further refine their science communication and public speaking skills. Watch the amazing results of hard work and practice below!

Team Jennica’s Presentations

Team Mike’s Presentations

Team Timi’s Presentations

Introduction to Python

On March 2nd, our BME group was led through a simulation challenge problem by Surya Poddutoori, an NY Times Software Engineer. Our students learned how to code a little in Python, and their progress can be seen below!

Project Pay it Forward

Each small group put together their own workshops to teach to high schoolers! Team Mike covered Interviewing, Team Oluwatimilehin went over resume building, and Team Jennica spoke on Imposter Syndrome and Developing a Vision. See each team excel below!

Team Mike

Team Oluwatimilehin

Team Jennica

Winter Research Expo

LTPF scholars – Rachel Edwards, Theophilus Dapaah, and Aby Sall – rocked their individual presentations on the research they have done. Watch all three of them speak on their findings below!

Workshop Leaders

LTPF has the great opportunity of meeting and working with experts in their fields! Hear from our workshop leaders firsthand about their LTPF experience and thoughts on why our program plays an important role in students’ lives.

Dr. Bradley Allf – Science Communication

Nick Alexander – Suturing & Stitching

What Did Last Year’s Students Do?

  • Updated their personal resumes to reflect their recent experience and attract their ideal employer
  • Prepared to submit their personal branding pitch

See Last Year’s Teams Pitch!

Nnamdi’s Team

Jennica’s Team

Student Elevator Pitches

Jennica’s Team

Karissa D. Forrester Elevator Pitch

Ricardo Hernandez-Lopez Elevator Pitch

Nnamdi’s Team

Marc Brown Elevator Pitch

Kiara Fletcher Elevator Pitch

Elikem Des-Amekudi Elevator Pitch

Amber Frye Elevator Pitch

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