MSU's Futurepalooza set for Sept. 12
Futurepalooza, an annual signature event, showcases professionals and post-secondary schools highlighting career and educational opportunities for high school students. Minot State University will host Futurepalooza Sept. 12 in the Dome. Exciting presentations and informational booths will be free and open to students, parents and community members from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"Futurepalooza will be bigger this year with some fun additions. We expect 1,000 North Dakota high school students to attend. Grant Baldwin, a youth motivational speaker, will keynote with 'No more excuses.' He will encourage students to take responsibility for their own lives through a blend of comedy and storytelling," said Derek Van Dyke, admissions counselor and Futurepalooza organizer. "NOTSTOCK is also going on at this time; after listening to Grant, students can go to the Beaver Dam and take in some unique music and art. High school students will have the opportunity to spend the entire day experiencing what MSU has to offer!"
A round table session will have 65 presenters from 16 career clusters. These presenters will participate in three 18-minute sessions with the students. They will discuss their education backgrounds and the steps they took to achieve professional success.
Post-secondary schools from across the region will also exhibit at the event. These include 47 colleges, universities, institutes or academies from North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Manitoba, Montana, Nebraska and Wyoming.
"Futurepalooza could be one of the most important events students attend this year," said Kevin Harmon, assistant vice president for enrollment management. "We have experts from a wide variety of career fields and every North Dakota higher education institution in the same place, at the same time!"
For questions, contact Van Dyke at 858-3351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.