What's in It for Me?

What's in It for Me?


Nearly every college student will eventually need a job. Most will be unprepared for the process. This lecture clues in college students to what's on the mind of the interviewer - "What's in it for me?" - and through fun, but useful stories offers specific techniques to getting the job you want.


For the past twenty years, Tim Reis has sold advertising for magazines including Maxim, Forbes, Fortune, Town & Country, Success, Country Living, American Heritage, American Legacy and others. After ten years in the consumer magazine business, he founded an independent advertising sales rep firm in Atlanta. After nearly a decade at the helm of this successful business, Tim sold the firm, accepting a post as vice president of sales development for Forbes magazine and was promoted to president of Forbes Custom Media two years later where he turned an unprofitable business profitable. His experience interviewing recent college grads in these posts led to the development of this lecture.

Outside of work, his interests are broad. He has worked as a professional singer/songwriter performing in such storied venues as the Bluebird Café in Nashville. Tim also holds blackbelts in aikido and karate, has studied t’ai chi, is a scuba diver and went skydiving just once (that was enough).

Tim lives in Connecticut with his wife of seventeen years, his two children and a big black dog.

Set List

"What's in it for Me?" is a sixty minute lecture, though it can be truncated to accommodate shorter time periods if needed.