The Art of Public Speaking

Students were treated to a workshop on Public Speaking, lead by guest speaker and career coach, Katie Volz (bio below). Ms. Volz focused on important presentation techniques that will be beneficial for students as they head into their final social enterprise presentations.

Students will be presenting their plans beginning on Thursday and will be hosting an open “marketplace” to allow all groups to present the details of their plan, including their ventures’  business plans, marketing materials, and financial modelings on Friday.



Katie Volz

Formerly the Director of Career Counseling and Operations for NYU’s Stern School of Business, Katie Rayhawk Volz is a career coach with SixFigureStart, working with individuals to assess their career interests and prepare them for the job market. She works with students and alumni pursuing careers in the area of finance, consulting, government and social enterprise, among others.  Katie has developed and led numerous career-related workshops and programs on topics such as networking, résumé writing, interviewing, and self-assessment, and a host of other leadership skills.

Prior to joining Stern, Ms. Volz was an Assistant Vice President at Merrill Lynch, where she led the campus recruiting efforts at more than 20 undergraduate and graduate business schools across the country, including Columbia University, MIT, University of Michigan and Stanford. She began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she assisted with Partner Development Programs and recruited for PwC’s Management Consulting Services.

Ms. Volz received a BA in Psychology from the University of Dayton and an MA in Counseling from New York University.