Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 11 am - 6 pm
Brooklyn Park Campus

A day dedicated to students to help support and ensure success at HTC.


Free Food for Students with a Ticket (ticket given at check-in)

Classes are in session on this day.  You can join us to participate at any time during the day.


Pre-registration for the meals are required so we can plan enough food for those that are paticipating.  Meal tickets are available at check-in on a first come, first served basis for those that did not RSVP.


11 am
Registration Opens

11 am-12:30 pm
Community & On Campus Resource Fair
Representatives from HTC Campus Offices/Services and Community Partners in the areas of health and wellness.

Transfer Fair
Visit with 4 year colleges that have transfer pathways from HTC.

Resume Review
Don’t forget to bring your resume.  Campus and community partners will be available to review your resume.

11am-5 pm   
Fun Activities
Red Cross Blood Drive - Preregister at   Sponsor Code:  HENNTECH   Free Red Cross t-shirt for participants.

12-1:20 pm
Keynote Speaker & Lunch (speaker begins at 12:30pm)

1:30-4:30 pm    
Workshop Sessions

  • 1:30 pm    Workshop Session 1
  • 2:30 pm    Workshop Session 2
  • 3:30 pm    Workshop Session 3

3-5 pm    
Free Chair Massages

Evening Session

3:30-5 pm    
Community & On Campus Resource Fair
Transfer Fair
Resume Review

4:30 pm    
Registration for Evening Session

4:45-6 pm    
Keynote Speaker & Dinner (speaker begins at 5pm)


Keynote Speaker:  Marius J. Massie

Ignite Your Destiny

“I don’t care if you fall 100 times, which I have; if you will get up, refuse to quit, seek wise counsel and fight to apply what you learn, you will see positive change in your life.  That’s persistence.

My first year in college was a challenge. I was struggling with undiagnosed ADHD which made it difficult to keep up in class. By the end of the year, I had a 1.8 GPA, had lost most of my scholarships, and was teetering on the edge of suicide.

On top of that: anger, addiction, abandonment, and abuse had created deep emotional wounds. I didn’t know which way was up! Fortunately, my dad had always taught me to be an active learner, so I started thinking “outside-the-box” to make things work. I created a revolutionary system to align my gifts, talents, and interests which produced momentum, motivation, and resilience! Having a clear vision, I immediately saw change.

I started a campus organization, became a resident advisor, and even made the dean’s list! I was featured for work I was doing by USA Today to promote diversity on campus. I was riding high! After college, however, I found new challenges. Having a vision is one thing, getting there is another. I developed systematic approaches to emotional healing, enterprise development, spiritual coaching, and other strategies that kept me functional and on the road to a more productive future.


Workshop Sessions

  • Goal Setting
    You probably have some ideas about what you want your future to look like but have you set goals to make that happen? One advantage of setting goals is that you know you have something to work towards. This presentation will help you to set a goal and design a step by step plan to reach that goal.
  • Where Did All My Money Go?
    Ever wonder why it seems like you never have enough money?  Counselor Matt Gustafson will share tips on setting financial goals, tracking current spending habits, creating a spending plan, and cutting unnecessary expenses.
  • How to Manage Stress with a Better To-do List
    Getting Things Done (GTD) is a system for organizing all your short and long-term life goals so that you can free yourself from anxiety and just focus on taking action at school, at work, and in your personal life. English Instructor Rob McGinley Myers will discuss how GTD helped him organize his own life and how it can help you with yours.
  • Turn Off that Autopilot! How Small Changes to Your Habits Can Have Big Results
    From the second you wake up in the morning to the instant your head hits the pillow at night, your thoughts, feelings, and actions are frequently driven not by choice, but by triggers, cues, and habits. A habit works like an airplane’s autopilot, quietly guiding and directing.  And most of the time, we’re not even aware of them.

    Good habits have positive outcomes.  We feel good about ourselves when we engage in them.  They bear good fruit.   Bad habits, however, have the opposite effect.  But all habits- even the bad ones- can be shaped and changed. By making small, intentional changes in your thoughts and actions, you can shut down the autopilot in your head and (re)take control. This interactive, hands-on session will show you how!
  • The Finish Line Game
    The Finish Line Game has been helping college teams have those sometimes difficult, yet robust discussions surrounding student success and equity. Achieving the Dream’s newly enhanced version of the Finish Line Game enables teams to walk in the shoes of ten students, as they navigate their journeys through college and explore the impact of college policies, practices, and culture on student progress and success. It’s a valuable professional development tool and it’s also fun.  The Finish Line Game spurs personal and institutional development and growth through conversation in a comfortable environment where participants think about how to offer holistic support to ensure the success of every student. 

    Using a game format empowers colleges to:
    • Establish a shared understanding of the barriers to student success and equity.
    • Help participants broaden their understanding of the college’s role in student success.
    • Create a relaxed environment that facilitates open, respectful conversation about challenging topics.
    • Name and discuss common myths about student success.
    • Inspire participants’ creativity and engage their critical thinking skills to generate ideas and questions about institutional capacities.
  • FAFSA Help Session
    FAFSA Complete Sessions are an opportunity for students to begin the financial aid process by getting assistance with filling out the FAFSA.  We also assist students who have an award letter with the loan application process.
  • Emergency Procedures/Active Shooter Training
    ALICE — Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuation — is a comprehensive training method created to increase an individual’s response options during a crisis situation. This highly effective and common sense training has been readily adopted by numerous post-secondary institutions throughout the United States.

    The ALICE program will empower and educate the Hennepin Technical College community on how to handle and survive a critical violent event on campus. The program provides a basic history of school shootings, the motivation of these offenders, and provides options on how to respond if a violent shooter enters your building, office, or classroom. These options include: how to lockdown and barricade, evacuate, and counterattack depending on the dynamics of the situation.

Last updated by ssylvander : 2018-01-30 16:20:04