Virtual Student Success Day

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Please select the Zoom session(s) that you are interested in attending on September 29.

Note: You are not required to attend the sessions that you select below. On SSD, you can attend any sessions, even if you have not registered for them. There are also videos that you can watch to participate in SSD. When you click REGISTER at the bottom of the page, you will receive a confirmation page which you can print or email to yourself.

On SSD, access the Zoom Room from this page. The Passcode for all Zoom sessions is SSD2020.

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 TimeSession TitleDescriptionPresenterVirtual Room
7-7:30 a.m. Added Number listing ChoiceTestingPresenterZoom Room
9:00-9:25 How to Kick Your Procrastination HabitWe will explore what procrastination is, why we do it, and how to stop Steven HartlaubZoom Room
9:00-9:55 (Almost)Everything I Need to Know about (Academic) Writing I Learned from Stephen King.This session includes an interactive PowerPoint which highlights many of the key tips and tricks of writing that the "Master of Horror" provides in his memoir "On Writing" that can be of use for all kinds of writing, especially in college.Patrick McAleerZoom Room
9:00-9:55 Careers in Psychology. A discussion examining careers in psychology and the education, degrees, and licensure required for various jobs in the psychological field. Jon JensenZoom Room
9:00-9:55 Undecided Student Planning Session Are you trying to make career decisions and find yourself with more questions than answers? Are you “undecided” and finding it stressful or even worrisome? Let us help! Click the link to schedule a 15-minute individual session with a counselor during this hour to make a plan for how to move forward and identify strategies that will move you toward greater clarity!Milissa TroenZoom Room
9:30-9:55 Using Psychological Research to Succeed Research in the field of Psychology has identified various study techniques which work to improve learning. This presentation will provide techniques you can apply now to save time and money.Connie Manos-AndreaZoom Room
10:00-10:55 Narrative Shift: Voice, Storytelling & Exhibition as a Catalyst for Positive Social TransformationThis talk will explore the multifaceted aspects of narrative by taking a deep dive into the ways in which narratives are constructed for us. If we desire racial and social equity on a broad scale we must acknowledge our collective need to challenge and shift current and long-standing oppressive narratives so we can begin to construct our own.Tish Jones, Keynote SpeakerZoom Room
11:00-11:55 Undecided Student Planning Session Are you trying to make career decisions and find yourself with more questions than answers? Are you “undecided” and finding it stressful or even worrisome? Let us help! Click the link to schedule a 15-minute individual session with a counselor during this hour to make a plan for how to move forward and to identify strategies that will move you toward greater clarity! Milissa TroenZoom Room
11:00-11:55 Military & Veteran ResourcesPlease join us to learn more about the VA Medical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, CareerForce MN, and Military Family Assistance Center. Sue FlanniganZoom Room
11:00-11:55 The Benefits of International Travel This session will acquaint students with the benefits of international travel. It will also foster their knowledge of an international travel opportunity to Peru that I am leading in 2021, as well as two trips in 2022: one to Canada and one to Israel.Vicky KnickerbockerZoom Room
11:00-11:55 Get your degree done faster with credit for prior learning. Do you have working experience that would apply to your degree program? Do you want to learn how to test out of some general education courses? Learn about the Personal Prior Learning Survey and how credit for prior learning can help you graduate faster. Kendrah Pearson and Brenda Van Vossen Zoom Room
11:00-11:55 GET THE RIGHT RX TO APPLY TO THE MANE NURSING PROGRAM Find out how to maximize your pre-nursing program academic plan. Learn about what courses you should take, what holistic admissions is, and how that will impact your application to the nursing program. Walk away with great test-taking tips from the testing center!Amy Lofquist, Annette Carpenter, and Jenny SchuhwerckZoom Room
11:00-11:55 Food and Financial Challenge ResourcesCome to this session to learn about resources at Inver Hills and in our community to help students experiencing financial challenges. The session will include information about how to apply for SNAP benefits, as well as how to access on and off campus food resources and supports for financial challenges. Nicole Bietz and Emily BowmanZoom Room
11:00-11:55 I Wish Someone Would Have Told MeA panel of IHCC alumni will share information about how Inver Hills launched their careers. They will highlight what they learned along the way that helped them succeed and what suggestions and resources might help you. There will be time to "ask an alumnus" your questions.Reyne Branchaud-Linsk & other alumniZoom Room
11:00-11:55 Q & A with Tish JonesThis is your chance to ask our keynote speaker, Tish Jones, your questions! Even if you missed her talk, feel free to drop in to talk to her.Tish JonesZoom Room
12:00-12:55 Testing a missing numberThis is just a testannieZoom Room
12:00-12:55 Part Time Job FairMeet with local employers to learn about part time jobs that are flexible with your school schedule. Click on the Zoom Room to register anytime; you will then get an invitation to join the event and you can drop in any time between 12 and 1.Emily JohnsonZoom Room
12:00-12:55 Hack your Ramen!Tired of eating the same old ramen noodles? Want to make them a little healthier? This session will provide ideas and opportunities to make your regular ramen noodles a lot more exciting and a lot healthier! This will be a live, interactive cooking session, so grab your noodles, a pan, whatever you have in the kitchen, and let's get creative together! Christine PetrichZoom Room
12:00-12:55 Transfer College Panel - Tips from the ProsHow can you best plan college visits, prepare applications, and explore scholarship opportunities? This session is for students planning to transfer to another college or university. This will be a Q&A with local transfer college admission representatives. Rob Harris & Admission Representatives from Transfer CollegesZoom Room
1:00-1:55 Gay Ol' Time - LGBTQ+ ClubConnect with the LGBTQ+ club to chat and participate in a virtual, creative project. We are looking forward to meeting our allies and members of the LGBTQ+ community involved with Inver – all are welcome!Amy Zsohar, Rachael Youngren & LGBTQ+ Club members Ronnie & KiesapZoom Room
1:00-1:55 Student Senate: VOTE 2020! Get Involved! Learn Leadership! Make a Difference!Learn ways to register, vote, and help your community! Your voice matters! Discover how to sharpen your leadership skills while helping to shape the future of IHCC as a member of Student Senate. Be a leader, connect, get involved, share ideas, find purpose, have fun, and grow.Emily O'Neill, Tim Smith, Emma KirbyZoom Room
1:00-1:55 Paying for CollegeLearn how to apply for scholarships, use available funding opportunities, and reduce student loan debt.Allison Chuick, Elsbeth HoweZoom Room
1:00-2:55 A Defiant RequiemIntrigued to know how the Jews used the power of music to fight back? Come watch a 45-minute film that dramatizes the courageous actions of a group of Jewish musicians who used their musical talents to defy their captors, maintain their dignity, and remain hopeful while confined to Terezin Concentration Camp. Vicky KnickerbockerZoom Room
1:00-3:00 Virtual College FairVisit the virtual College Fair where you can connect with a representative from colleges who work with Inver Hills graduates. The link will bring you to a page with links to the participating colleges. Drop in anytime.Admission Reps from various Colleges and UniversitiesZoom Room
1:30-1:55 So You Wanna Be a Feminist Writer...?Can social labels and historical circumstances limit our creativity? In this session, we will review the special historical and social conditions of women as "Feminist" writers and conclude with a short writing activity. People identifying as all genders welcome! Sadie Pendaz-FosterZoom Room
2:00-2:25 Internships: The Who, What, When, Where and How!Did you know that 66% of entry-level jobs require 3 years of experience? How can you get experience if no one will give you experience? Start with an internship during your community college experience! This presentation will answer all the who, what, when, where, and how questions on internships.Emily JohnsonZoom Room
2:00-2:25 Managing your Mental Health During a PandemicJoin us in this session to learn strategies to manage the mental health concerns that we are experiencing during this pandemic. Nicole Bietz and LeAnne SchmidtZoom Room
2:00-2:55 Election 2020: Retaining democracy during unprecedented timesThis session provides students with the tools needed to vote and be heard in a time of social distancing. The United States faces historic challenges (i.e. the COVID epidemic, global warming, and a national reckoning related to racial discrimination and injustice). The stakes are high considering that Congress and the Presidency are up for grabs at the federal level (as well as the Minnesota Legislature here). Election results and our subsequent efforts will affect access to healthcare, educational opportunities, and job prospects—not to mention the nature of American democracy itself.Dr. Zack SullivanZoom Room
3:00-3:55 Engineering Information SessionWhether online or on-campus, Inver Hills is a wise choice for an engineering degree. We offer high quality, low cost, flexible classes that transfer to any 4-year engineering program. Find out more about the opportunities and pathways you have with our engineering program. Attend this information session to learn more about how we can help get you started toward your bachelor's degree or landing a job after finishing your associate's degree.Joan CarterZoom Room
2:00-2:55 Workshop with Tish JonesTish Jones will present a workshop about positive social transformation, leadership, and advocacy!!Tish JonesZoom Room
3:00-3:25 Starfish-Connect for SuccessStarfish enables you to connect to the people and services that can help you finish what you start! You can schedule appointments with instructors, see items that require your attention, and develop a graduation plan. We will walk you through the Starfish platform so that you can connect for success!Lindsey Talbot and Monica IbarraZoom Room
3:00-3:55 Supporting Previously Incarcerated StudentsInver Hills is committed to supporting students who have been incarcerated and/or on probation. We want to hear the challenges you face that impact your success in and out of the classroom. What questions can we answer? What do you want us to know?Brenda Lyseng and Rachael Youngren Zoom Room
4:00-4:55 I Wish Someone Would Have Told MeA panel of IHCC alumni will share information about how Inver Hills launched their careers. They will highlight what they learned that helped them succeed and what suggestions and resources might help you. There will be time to "ask an alumnus" your questions.Reyne Branchaud-Linsk & other alumniZoom Room
4:00-4:55 Student Club FairJoin us for a virtual club fair! Student group leaders and advisors will be available at our virtual "tables" to answer your questions about how to become more involved and develop your leadership potential! Student Club MembersZoom Room
4:00-4:55 Scholarships 101Want to learn how to apply for IHCC Scholarships and get letters of recommendations? Come to this session to learn tips on how to write a quality essay. Alicia AtwaterZoom Room
4:00-4:55 Raid the Microsoft Suite Candy JarWe will teach you sweet tips to save time, organize your efforts, and achieve success in your studies using Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word.Monica Ibarra and Lindsey TalbotZoom Room
5:00-5:55 GET THE RIGHT RX TO APPLY TO THE MANE NURSING PROGRAM Find out how to maximize your pre-nursing program academic plan. Learn about what courses you should take, what holistic admissions is, and how that will impact your application to the nursing program. Walk away with great test-taking tips from the testing center!Amy Lofquist, Annette Carpenter and Jenny SchuhwerckZoom Room
5:00-5:55 Get your degree done faster with credit for prior learningDo you have working experience that would apply to your degree program? Do you want to learn how to test out of some general education courses? Learn about the Personal Prior Learning Survey and how credit for prior learning can help you graduate faster.Kendrah Pearson and Brenda Van Vossen Zoom Room
5:00-5:55 How to Network and Be Included in the Legal Profession during a PandemicCome to hear a fantastic panel of legal professionals discuss how to get engaged, included, and network in this virtual COVID-19 time.Sally Dahlquist, Michael Baker; Jenelle Lundgren; Uyen Campbell, Pamela Wandzel; Athena HollinsZoom Room
6:00-6:55 An Examination of the Legal Issues in the George Floyd CaseCome to hear a panel of legal professionals discuss some of the legal issues that may be presented in the George Floyd case.Sally Dahlquist, Christopher Crutchfield, Sean McCarthy & other legal professionalsZoom Room
2:00-2:55 First-Generation Student WorkshopAre you new to college and wondering what to expect? Perhaps you are one of the first in your family to attend college, and you want to learn more about resources, tips for succeeding in college, expectations regarding Satisfactory Academic Progress, and busting myths you've heard about community colleges! Join our workshop to help you succeed in your journey!Catima WilsonZoom Room
9:00-9:55 am Transfer Planning 101 Do you have a trillion questions about transferring? Who, What, Where, When, How? This session will break down the transfer process and help you get to your destination college. We will help you create an action plan, set goals, and stay accountable to your goals. The most important question may be, “When should I start planning to transfer?” The answer is today, even if you just started at Inver Hills!Matt KrugerZoom Room