Mentor Connection: Breaking the Ice at The Great Lakes Aquarium

Posted by Josie Strom on October 16, 2017

Year Two of Mentor Connection coordinated by NORTHFORCE officially kicked off at The Great Lakes Aquarium on October 10. Buzzing with high energy, the awesome space was an excellent setting for “ice breaker” conversations between newly matched mentors and mentees as well as plenty of professional networking. Over one hundred people turned out for the event, […]

Manufacturing Month in the Northland

Posted by Josie Strom on October 13, 2017

October is Manufacturing Month! The Manufacturing Industry in Minnesota and Wisconsin might not be what you expect. In the last month, NORTHFORCE has toured TriTec (based in Virginia, MN), Ziegler CAT (based in Buhl, MN), and AMSOIL (based in Superior, WI). All three major manufacturing facilities are growing. The tours of TriTec and Ziegler stemmed […]

Professional Exploration Experience Pilot Project

Posted by Josie Strom on October 6, 2017

The College of St. Scholastica’s School of Business & Technology and Career Services departments partnered with NORTHFORCE for a pilot project to give leading students a glimpse into the local business world as part of Community Day on October 4. The Professional Exploration Experience allowed ambitious students to participate in immersive tours at companies around the […]

Year Two of Mentor Connection Under NF Kicks Off

Posted by Josie Strom on September 29, 2017

Last year under the coordination of NORTHFORCE, Mentor Connection brought together established local professionals with top UMD and CSS students for six professional-development themed events held around the City of Duluth. Mentor Connection ’17 alumni have gone on to intern with top level organizations (including Facebook!) so expectations are high for year two. With 54 students […]

Success Spotlight: Katie Johanson, MPR

Posted by Josie Strom on September 29, 2017

NORTHFORCE’s Spotlight on Success for the month of October is Katie Johanson, Member and Audience Service Representative for Minnesota Public Radio. Katie was hired on at MPR’s Duluth office in September of 2015. “Before I was in the position I am now, I was working two part-time jobs and it was financially unrealistic for me […]

Good Brews: The Northland Beer Boom

Posted by Josie Strom on September 4, 2017

Historically, when the economy’s down, beer sales go up, up, up. That’s certainly been the case in post-Great Recession northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. While economic recovery has been sluggish overall, tallying with wider nationwide trends, one sector of the economy has been booming: craft breweries and brew pubs. Storied establishments like Fitger’s, Dubh Linn, and Carmody in Duluth have been joined by […]

Success Spotlight: Krissy Johnson

Posted by Josie Strom on September 3, 2017

Meet Krissy Johnson, NORTHFORCE’s new Young Professional & Development Consultant! With a background in Equine Science and Youth Ministry, Krissy is a truly dynamic member of the North By Choice ranks. She now joins the NORTHFORCE team to take the helm with our Mentor Connection program, regional internship coordination, and more. “I am thrilled with […]

Rethinking Northland Career Readiness

Posted by Josie Strom on August 1, 2017

In Minnesota, 79% of highschoolers plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college.   16% of full-time positions require postsecondary education. Of all open positions, only 33% require any type of postsecondary education. These are the latest eye-opening statistics from the Economic Development Association of Minnesota. While the tangible and intangible values of higher education cannot be overestimated, the […]

SciTech Spotlight: GPM, Duluth

Posted by Josie Strom on July 31, 2017

SciTechsperience is a Minnesota-based internship program that connects college students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to paid internships in small to mid-sized Minnesota companies. One of this year’s participating organizations is GPM in Duluth, Minnesota. About GPM: GPM manufactures and distributes submersible and horizontal slurry pumps. They also represent manufacturers providing solutions in air […]

What A Professional Summary Should Look Like

Posted by Josie Strom on July 25, 2017

Among improved features on NORTHFORCE this month is the professional summary portion of your profile! Though this box might not look very special as you register, it can actually be one of the most important parts of your profile to fill out properly. This component aids the NORTHFORCE job matching process. If you choose to make your profile public, it can also […]

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