Futurepalooza event growing as Minot State assists high school students in a big decision
Futurepalooza, an event unique to the region, will bring professionals and post-secondary schools together to show high school students and their parents what options the future could hold.
Minot State University is moving this annual signature event from the spring to the fall, and will hold it Sept. 16 in the MSU Dome. Exciting presentations and informational booths will be open to the public from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m.
"Futurepalooza could be one of the most important events students will attend this year," said Kevin Harmon, Minot State University dean of admissions. "We have a wide variety of career opportunities covered by expert speakers and every higher education institution in North Dakota in the same place, at the same time!"
Professionals currently working in the field will give information related to more than a dozen different career categories. The presenters will be from such businesses as the State’s Attorney Office, the City of Minot, Edgewood Vista, SRT, YMCA, the Minot International Airport and others.
Also exhibiting at the event are post-secondary schools from across the region. These include 29 colleges, universities, institutes or academies from within North Dakota and 19 from Minnesota, South Dakota, Manitoba, Montana, Colorado and Wyoming. The post-secondary schools will have booths available during the entire event.
Organizers expect Futurepalooza to be even bigger than last year, with more than 800 students from 27 area schools attending.
Futurepalooza is free and open to students, parents and community members. For more details on the timeline of events, please log on to this story on the Minot State University Web site, www.minotstateu.edu.