Career Day Information
Career day presentations are an excellent way to expose students to the challenges and rewards of careers in court reporting, captioning, and CART. Below are links to a variety of materials and resources that you can use as-is or adapt to your needs.
As you share your profession with potential future reporters, remember that results usually are not instantaneous. Many reporters enter the field as a second career, and they often mention that the seed for their interest was first planted at a career day presentation years before.
Reporters who have made career day presentations and reporting students both say that a realtime demonstration attracts the most interest and attention.
Most important – have fun! Your nonverbal cues – how you carry yourself, your facial expressions, energy level, etc. – will make more of an impression than anything you say.
Career Day Materials
Career resources handout – To copy as a handout and as a source for your own comments
Careers in Court Reporting and Captioning – low-resolution and high-resolution versions of a career brochure that you can reproduce
Occupational Outlook Handbook – Link to the Department of Labor’s writeup about court reporting. This can be downloaded and reproduced.
Generic PowerPoint presentation – An outline presentation that you can adapt as desired
Generic advertisement/poster template – Create your own advertisements, or use these templates
Stock photos – To dress up materials that you prepare
Steno keyboard -- jpg file of a steno keyboard with keys labeled
NCRA Flicker Photos -- Professionally shot photos of court reporters and court reporting equipment for your general use in marketing literature and on websites.