Student Success Day 2015
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Student Success Day 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015
9:00am - 3:00pm

There are no classes on Student Success Day before 3:00 pm, to provide students the opportunity to participate in the events of the day.

The theme for this year is advising. Advising for your career, advising for transferring to a university and advising for success in the classroom. There will be a keynote speaker, Ted Schick, at 9:00am to kick off the day! His presentation is “Life, School, Work & Beyond.” A free breakfast bar will be served before the keynote, outside the Theatre.

Afterwards, there will be a job fair, transfer fair, workshops, mock interviews and a résumé review room. Students will also be able to setup individual or group advising sessions with faculty to either review their progress in their program or have a mid-semester check in about their coursework.

Event Time Location
Keynote, Ted Schick on "Life,
School, Work & Beyond"
9:00am Theatre
Workshops 10:00am - 10:50am Various Classrooms
Transfer Fair 10:00am - 1:00pm Main Hallway
Job Fair 10:00am - 1:00pm Learning Commons
Résumé Review Room 10:00am - 3:00pm Writing Center, Room 3165
Mock Interviews 10:00am - 3:00pm Skyway Conference Rooms
(2nd Floor)
​Faculty Advising Sessions 10:00am - 3:00pm ​Determined between students
and faculty
Workshops ​11:00am - 11:50am Various Classrooms


There will be a variety of workshops on a variety of topics including, professional networking, Transferology, preparing for a successful MLT clinic and more!

Preparation for a successful MLT clinical experience: Room 2205

Advice from the trenches
Starts at 10 a.m.
Presenters: Michelle Briski, Saint Paul College Faculty & Student Panel

A culminating experience in the Medical Laboratory Technician program is enrollment in MDLT 2591 Clinical Practice. In this clinical laboratory course, the student is provided competency-based instruction in an affiliate hospital/clinic laboratory under the supervision of laboratory professionals. The work-based experience provides an opportunity for students to refine lab techniques and apply knowledge learned in the didactic phase in an employment-like setting with direct patient care that offers realistic experiences unavailable in student laboratory sessions. While successful completion of the clinical experience depends on technical skill and ability to apply theoretical concepts, it also depends on competency in non-technical attributes such as attitude, motivation and more! In this session, insight from students currently navigating “wearing the student hat” in Clinical Practice will help prepare participants for success in this rigorous experience. Additionally, faculty will introduce steps necessary to secure student placement at clinical affiliate laboratories.

How will your credits transfer? An inside look at Transferology Room 2230

Starts at 10 a.m.
Presenters: Laura Bebinger, Transfer Specialist along with Saint Paul College Faculty

Want to know how your credits will transfer after Saint Paul College? Curious about what schools match your transfer plans? Come to the Transferology Workshop to learn exciting skills and strategies to help you start the transfer process!

Scholarships 101 Room 2225

Starts at 10 a.m.
Presenter: Kate Heider, Development Association Friends of Saint Paul College Foundation

This workshop will introduce you to the skills you can use to find, apply for and win scholarships to finance your college degree!

Notes and quotes: How to make successful notes Room 2230

Starts at 11 a.m.
Presenter: Hilary Dahlman, Tutoring Coordinator; Paul Peterson, Academic Support/Math Center; Jeff Thomas, Writing Center Coordinator

Taking good notes is one of the best ways to create a solid foundation for success in the classroom. This workshop will cover different methods to organize classroom lectures into the most useful notes yet. Oh, and don’t forget about citation!

Warp speed: Impact of technology in a digital world Room 2205

Starts at 11 a.m.
Presenter: Jessica Wong, National and Strategic Account Director, Hazelden

In today’s fast paced world, technology is evolving more rapidly than our ability to understand its long-term impact on our society. In fact, research suggests that frequent use of entertainment technology by young people is actually changing the way the young brain develops and processes things such as impulse control and perception of harm. The unlimited access people have to technology today allows them to experience an entire world at their fingertips. And while the use of technology certainly has its benefits, there are also applications that put us at greater risk for developing problems with things such as drugs and alcohol or mental health issues. This presentation will provide an overview of how technology influences decision making, the impact it’s having on social and emotional development, and how to regulate and monitor use for better outcomes.

Professional Organizations & Networking Room 2225

Starts at 11 a.m.
Presenter: Shelby Reigstad, Saint Paul College Faculty

Take advantage of your resources! If you are interested in entering or furthering your career, joining a professional association is a good start. Creating professional relationships is important and joining a group allows you to not only learn about your field and job opportunities but share ideas and ask for advice. Listing your association membership on your resume is impressive!

Math Study Skills Room 4140

Starts at 1:15 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Presenter: Francois Nguyen, Saint Paul College Faculty

These two sessions are for any student who would like help with developing their math skills. For many of us, math can be frustrating. Join us for this workshop to gain new skills (or revisit some old math skills) to math a breeze!

Job Fair

There will be a variety of local employment opportunities with local companies and organizations. You can meet with them in the Learning Commons from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

  • Amazing Beginnings Montessori
  • American Girl – Mall of America
  • American Income Life
  • APi Group, Inc.
  • Award Hospitality Services
  • Convergys
  • Dive Guys, LLC
  • Doherty Staffing Solutions
  • Family Dollar
  • FedEx Ground
  • Menards – Maplewood
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps
  • Pretend Company
  • Professional Sports Catering
  • Radisson Blu – Mall of America
  • Running Aces Harness Park
  • Senior Community Services
  • Southview Country Club
  • Tree Trust
  • US Army
  • US Army Reserve
  • US Bank – 24 Hour Banking
  • US Navy
  • White Bear Yacht Club

Transfer Fair

Four year colleges and universities will be visiting the campus from 10:00am - 1:00pm in the main hallway near the Transfer Center.

  • Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • St. Cloud State University
  • Winona State University
  • Concordia University, St. Paul
  • Augsburg College
  • Hamline University
  • University of St. Thomas
  • St. Catherine University
  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • The College of St. Scholastica
  • Bethel University
  • UW- River Falls
  • North Dakota State University
  • U of M- Twin Cities
  • U of M- Duluth
  • U of M- Morris
  • U of M- Crookston

Résumé Room & Mock Interviews

The resume review room is designed to assist students in creating a resume and/or updating one based on educational and career changes. Faculty and staff will be on hand to assist you and answer your questions.

For mock interviews, students can sign up and complete a mock interview. Professionals will be on hand to ask interview questions, critique your answers and give you tips on how to nail the real interview!