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Keys to Success

A Leadership for Life Series

Join the Student Life and Career Development department for our Keys to Success leadership series which will cover various topics related to finance. This year, students will have the opportunity to dive deeper into finance-related topics and engage in conversation with our presenter, Demitri Mcgee, who is a financial coach with many years of experience. Can’t stay for the whole session? Stay as long as you can.

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What is Money?
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 12-1pm

RSVP for What is Money?

Credit and Impact of Student Loans (Be Healthy Week)
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 12-1pm

RSVP for Credit and Impact of Student Loans

Consumer Protection & Financial Scams
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 12-1pm

Money Management and Workable Budgets (Student Success Day)
Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 12-1pm

Technology and Social Awareness (Be Healthy Week)
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 from 12-1pm

Planning for the Future
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 from 12-1pm


Demitri McGee

Speaker: Demitri McGee, Youth Director & Budget Assessment Coach (Build Wealth MN)

Recorded Sessions

Workplace Professionalism Panel

This session will focuses on professionalism in the workplace with HTC alumni and community partners/employers. Our panelists will cover how professionalism is defined personally and within their workplace. This will also include a series of questions focused on tips, tricks, and insights of how to be your own professional. 

Session Recording  


Workplace Basic Needs

We will kick off the academic year with a session about basic needs in the workplace. Our special guest speaker will feature Hennepin Technical College's Assistant Director of Human Resources, Daniel Le Guen-Schmidt who will be talking about searching for a job, negotiating salary, navigating a career change and important skills needed in a job. 

Session Recording  

Workplace Communication

This session will focus on communication in the workplace. We will be talking about the best practices for communication, appropriate communication with colleagues, the use of social media accounts, understanding background differences in communication styles, and adjusting to different styles of communication.

Session Recording  

Workplace Self-care

This third session will focus on self-care in the workplace. Adjusting to the environment of a new or changing workplace can challenging. It’s important to take care of yourself while balancing multiple responsibilities inside and outside of the workplace. We want to share helpful self-care tips to make you successful while in the workplace.

Session Recording  

Financial Wellness

Demitri McGee is a certified financial coach/trainer, scholar, and youth community leader. Mr. McGee has worked with Build Wealth as a youth director/financial coach over the last three years, assisting over 100 families with financial budgeting, saving, credit rebuilding and homebuyer preparation. As a supplement to research and practice, Mr. McGee engages in the community by hosting local art shows for youth that elicits a safe place or outlet that allows for freedom of expression, social networking and community building. All three facets work together in helping underserved communities break down barriers that have hindered generations before them by promoting connectedness, creative control, financial freedom and entrepreneurship.

During the session, Mr. McGee will focus on Credit (What is Credit? How do you build credit? How to reduce debt) and Student Loans (loan types and repayment options).

Session Recording  


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