Aug 22, 2018 - 07:43 PM
If you are a professional in a particular industry and a university invited you to lecture on your area of expertise, employers in your industry will likely view this experience as prestigious. For example, a marketing professional who gives guest lectures for business students shows a passion for his or her occupation. Being able to explain aspects of your profession to those beginning to study it also shows you understand it at a deep and fundamental level.
On the other hand, a career academic may want to leave this experience off his or her resume. These jobs typically do not lead to tenure and do not lend prestige in academia. Some exceptions may apply, so you should use your judgment and knowledge of the particular academic circles you move in to decide whether this is worth including. PhD students, however, may want to include this in their teaching experience, as they still lack a solid track record.