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High school students explore possibilities at Futurepalooza

Futurepalooza, an annual signature event, showcases professionals and post-secondary schools highlighting career and educational opportunities for high school and Minot State University students. MSU will host Futurepalooza on Tuesday (Sept. 15) in the Ann Nicole Nelson Hall and the Dome. Exciting presentations and informational booths will be free and open to students, parents and community members, 9:30 a.m.-noon.

“Futurepalooza will be bigger this year with some fun additions. Twenty-five area high schools plan to have students attend. Kyle Scheele, a youth motivational speaker, will show students how their lives will be defined by the actions they take, the people they help and the lives they change,” said Carissa Botton, admissions counselor and Futurepalooza organizer. “High school students will have the opportunity to experience what MSU has to offer!”

Fifty presenters from 14 career categories will participate in round table sessions with the students. They will discuss their education backgrounds and the steps they took to achieve professional success.   

Post-secondary schools and military branches from across the region will also exhibit at the event. These include 42 colleges, universities, institutes or academies from North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Manitoba and Montana.

“Futurepalooza could be one of the most important events students attend this year,” said Kevin Harmon, vice president for student affairs. “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 about Futurepalooza, contact Botton at or 858-3351.



Published: 09/11/15

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