Admissions

Itasca Career Connect

Prize Drawing Winners

Prize Student High School Grade
Sony Headphones Enrique S. McGregor 10
Apple AirPods Merica B. GRALC 12
Amazon Gift Card Chloe L. McGregor 10
Amazon Gift Card Madysen T. Bigfork 11
Amazon Gift Card Geneva H. Northhome 9
Amazon Gift Card Logan M. Hill City 11
ICC Metal Water Bottle Logan V. Hill City 11
ICC Metal Water Bottle Erin F. McGregor 10
ICC Metal Water Bottle Alexander M. McGregor 11
ICC Metal Water Bottle Israel H. Greenway 11

All students who completed the survey were included in the prize drawing. No students were removed, but some students submitted the survey twice-- only one of their survey entries was included in the drawing. Winners were selected using the random number generator function in Excel. Winners will be notified by text and/or email (depending on information provided by the student).

Event Day Details

Date: Thursday, February 25
Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Virtual Event

For the best experience, download Zoom before joining
or join via your web browser.


Step 1 - Explore the career areas listed below and choose the top two areas you would like to attend for your breakout sessions.

Step 2 - Attend the opening session 9:00 - 9:15 am.

Step 3 - Attend Career Panel 1, using the link from your chosen career area below.

Step 4 - Attend Career Panel 2, using the link from your chosen career area below.

Step 5 - Attend the wrap-up session 11:00 - 11:30 AM.
You must attend the wrap-up session in order to complete the survey that will serve as proof of attendance and enter you in the prize drawings.

Schedule

9:00 – 9:15 - Opening Session - Welcome address, explanation of logistics, accessing breakout
sessions, entering prize drawings, proof of attendance, etc.

9:15 – 9:20 – Break/Transition

9:20 – 10:00 – Career Panel #1 - Access link in the career area of your choice.

10:00 – 10:10 – Break/Transition

10:10 – 10:50 – Career Panel #2 - Access link in the career area of your choice.

10:50 – 11:00 – Break/Transition

11:00 – 11:20 / 11:30 – Wrap-up Session - Admissions overview, exit survey, drawings for prizes (from survey entries), send-off message.

Thank You

Thank you to all of the high school counselors and students for attending our February 25 Itasca Career Connect event. The webpage will remain on our website admissions menu for future career exploration.

We will be updating the Career Connect page in the coming weeks with additional career resources and Itasca program connections. We will notify high school counselors when additional updates and new features are added.

Career Areas

CAREER PANEL ACCESS

Career Panel 1 - 9:20 am - 10:00 am

Career Panel 2 - 10:10 am - 10:50 am


Additional Career Resource

Explore career videos and additional information on the Minnstate CAREERwise website. Access CAREERwise Here

Careers in arts and communications focus on:

  • using creative expression and interpersonal skills to produce innovative work
  • conveying messages through multiple forms of expression such as designing, producing, creating, writing, performing, exhibiting, persuading, informing, and publishing

Specialization areas: Performing, visual, literary, and media arts including architecture, graphics, interior and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, advertising, arts administration, library & information management, marketing, public relations, and more.

Examples of jobs: Writer, book/magazine/web editor, copywriter, public relations director, graphic designer, broadcaster, software developer, printer, publisher, librarian, art buyer, social media manager, dancer, singer, arts administrator, painter, grant writer, teacher, and more.

Job sectors: Just about any industry has a need for arts & communication talent, including private-sector companies, public entities, government agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, arts organizations, archives, military branches, and more.

Event panelists:
Regan Meyer - Communications and Marketing Director, ASV
Teresa Alto - Book Editor, The Oliver Press
Steve Bean - Librarian, ICC, and American Dental Association
Lisa Marcis – College English Instructor, Itasca Community College
Abbey Blake - Artist


Itasca's related programs: Associate of Arts


Career Panel Access

Career Panel 1 - 9:20 am - 10:00 am

Career Panel 2 - 10:10 am - 10:50 am


Additional Career Resource
Explore career videos and additional information on the Minnstate CAREERwise website. Access CAREERwise Here

Careers in business and accounting focus on:

  • planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating essential business functions
  • providing oversight, record keeping, and analysis of a business or organization's finances

Specialization Areas:
Business - Finance, business administration, marketing, small business management, computer information systems, human resources, hospitality, and more.
Accounting - Information management & technology assurance, forensics & valuation, personal finance planning, tax accounting, and more.

Examples of Jobs: Auditor, bookkeeper, chief financial officer, credit manager, payment specialist, benefits officer, human resources specialist, loan officer, claims adjuster, actuary, small business owner, tax accountant, accounting manager, business analyst, audit manager, and more.

Job Sectors: Business careers are available in just about every industry. People with business skills are in demand in large corporations, small companies, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and more.

Event Panelist:
Steve Kohorst – ICC Accounting and Business Faculty, Retired AT&T (CFO organization)
Nick Rothstein - M.A., ICC Business and Economics Faculty, 7 years of experience in International Business


Itasca's related programs: Accounting & Business

Career Panel Access

Career Panel 1 - 9:20 am - 10:00 am

Career Panel 2 - 10:10 am - 10:50 am


Additional Career Resource
Explore career videos and additional information on the Minnstate CAREERwise website. Access CAREERwise Here

Careers in the Biological Sciences focus on:

  • scientific work in a wide range of natural science specialties
  • utilizing scientific knowledge for the purpose of improving human health, tackling climate change, enhancing agriculture, conserving the environment, and much more...


Specialization Areas:
Medicine, veterinary science, botany, zoology, environmental science, ecology, neuroscience, pathology, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, marine biology, genetics, and agriculture.

Examples of Jobs: Biologists, food microbiologists, science writers or teachers, chiropractors, dentists, physicians, physical therapists, pathologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, agronomists, and more.

Job Sectors: Private industries, agriculture, health care, pharmaceutical, education, government agencies, environmental agencies, research institutions, colleges & universities, and more.

Event Panelist:
Michelle Arnhold Davies - Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Graduate Program in Neuroscience
Mary Moberg – M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Graduate Program in Plant Pathology


Itasca's related programs: Associate in Arts
and Health Sciences - Broad Field

Career Panel Access

Career Panel 1 - 9:20 am - 10:00 am

Career Panel 2 - 10:10 am - 10:50 am


Additional Career Resource
Explore career videos and additional information on the Minnstate CAREERwise website. Access CAREERwise Here

Careers in Early Childhood Education and K-12 Teaching focus on:

  • the nurturing and/or teaching of infants and young children typically in child care centers, nursery schools, preschools, public schools, private households, and before- and after-school programs
  • continued education from kindergarten through 12th grade that prepares students to become life-long learners, self-reliant, and productive members of society.


Specialization Areas:

Early Childhood Education - Early childhood curriculum and methods, language development, children's literature, administration of early childhood education, and more.
K-12 Teaching - Elementary education, middle school education, secondary education, education administration, curriculum & instruction, applied behavioral analysis, English as a second language, career & technical education, and more.

Examples of Jobs: Childcare center director, childcare worker, pre-school teacher, elementary school teacher, middle school or high school teacher, special education teacher, education administrator, college professor, athletic coach, education consultant, curriculum director, educational advocate, and more.

Job Sectors: Pre-k, elementary and secondary public or private schools, religious organizations, government agencies, educational support agencies, after-school programs, summer enrichment programs, colleges & universities.

Event Panelist:
Anna Francisco - Elementary and Secondary Education, Class Act Program at ICC
Christine Mutchler - Early Childhood (birth-age 8), Early Childhood Program at ICC



Itasca's related programs: Early Childhood Education
/ Class Act - Education / Coaching


Career Panel Access

Career Panel 1 - 9:20 am - 10:00 am

Career Panel 2 - 10:10 am - 10:50 am


Additional Career Resource
Explore career videos and additional information on the Minnstate CAREERwise website. Access CAREERwise Here

Careers in Engineering focus on:

  • utilizing scientific knowledge to create custom solutions to problems
  • work that includes invention, design, analysis, building, testing & improving machines, systems, structures, and material

Specialization Areas: Mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering. Sub-Specialties may include aeronautical, bio-medical, computer, environmental, petroleum, geological, biomolecular, and more.

Examples of Jobs: Design engineer, process engineer, safety engineer, research and development positions, quality engineer, software engineer, test engineer, engineering manager, project engineer, maintenance engineer, and many more.

Job Sectors/Industries: Manufacturing, engineering services, government agencies, scientific research & development, public utilities, infrastructure, military branches, and more.

Event Panelist:
Ed Damiani - Electrical Engineering & Nuclear Engineering, former US Navy
Glen Hodgson - Civil Engineering, PE, & consultant - small business
Jamie Kleinendorst - Mechanical Engineering, ASV
Crystal Smith - Civil Engineering, Iowa City
Katy Ulseth - Mechanical Engineering, Mining Industry
Emily Savela – Biomolecular Engineer / Graduate Student (Cal Tech)


Itasca's related programs: Engineering

Career Panel Access

Career Panel 1 - 9:20 am - 10:00 am

Career Panel 2 - 10:10 am - 10:50 am


Additional Career Resource
Explore career videos and additional information on the Minnstate CAREERwise website. Access CAREERwise Here

Careers in Environmental Studies focus on:

  • protection of environmental quality—air, soil, water across urban and rural environments
  • monitoring and mapping earth’s resources over space and time to assess changes in environmental quality
  • development, evaluation, and implementation of environmental law and policy intended to protect the resources upon which human depend
  • conservation and management of natural resources, fish, and wildlife
  • development of alternative energy systems
  • mining and petroleum engineering
  • remediation of environmental hazards and pollution sources—both historic and current
  • development of policies to improve environmental health and human living environments
  • education of businesses and agencies in support of developing sustainable solutions to environmental issues
  • analysis of the complex environmental issues and the development of sustainable policy solutions to address competing interrelationships between human institutions and environmental capacity

Specialization Areas: Sustainability, conservation, renewable energy, climate change, wildlife studies, environmental policy, environmental health, environmental education, education, city and rural planning, recreation, GIS/mapping, appropriate technology engineering, environmental law, and public relations/environmental journalism.

Examples of Jobs: Bison research technician, fish and game warden, natural resource manager, environmental consultant, environmental scientist, environmental educator, sustainability specialist, toxicologist, ecologist, environmental lab technician, cartographer, community planner, trail development coordinator, astronomer, oceanographer, earth scientist, meteorologist, physical geographer, invasive species technician, conservation, fire data analyst, wetlands scientist, environmental health technician, emergency management specialist, range technician, disaster data analyst, GIS technician, etc.

Job Sectors: Academia, non-profit organizations, environmental consulting firms, environmental education programs, and government state, local or federal agencies, and more.

Event Panelist:
Robert Brown (Environmental Scientist; X-Ray Fluorescence Laboratory Manager), Large Lakes Observatory, Duluth, MN.
Kimberly Nelson (Regional GIS Support), MN IT Services, Partnering with MN DNR, Grand Rapids, MN
Terry Mejdrich (Science and Environmental Journalist), Grand Rapids, MN.
Bruce Anderson (Interim Wildlife Business Services Supervisor) MN Department of Natural Resources, Grand Rapids, MN.


Itasca's related programs:
Environmental Studies and Geography & GIS

Career Panel Access

Career Panel 1 - 9:20 am - 10:00 am

Career Panel 2 - 10:10 am - 10:50 am


Additional Career Resource
Explore career videos and additional information on the Minnstate CAREERwise website. Access CAREERwise Here

Careers in Natual Resources focus on:

  • management of natural resources to promote sustainable use of natural resources, protect publicly owned resources, mitigate future resource damage, promote sustainable use of habitats, and recreational areas, etc.
  • meeting the demands of growing populations for water, food, recreation, shelter, and energy resources

Specialization areas: Land management, forestry management, fisheries & wildlife management, wildland firefighting, natural resources law enforcement, parks & recreation management, water management, and geosciences.

Examples of Jobs: Cartographer, soil scientist, surveyor, botanist, forester, fire management officer, wildland firefighter, outdoor recreation planner, sustainability consultant, wildlife biologist, research scientist, hydrologist, watershed planner, water quality analyst, geo technician, mining geologist, conservation officer, and more.

Job Sectors: Government agencies, private organizations, non-profit organizations, college & universities, and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Event Panelist:
Lee Kessler - ICC faculty specializing in Wildland Firefighting
Ryan DeSantis - ICC faculty specializing in Forestry
Tim Aunan - ICC faculty specializing in Forestry and Technology
Meadow Kouffeld - ICC faculty in Wildlife Management and NR Law Enforcement


Itasca's related programs: Natural Resources / Wildland Firefighting / Geography & GIS

Career Panel Access

Career Panel 1 - 9:20 am - 10:00 am

Career Panel 2 - 10:10 am - 10:50 am


Additional Career Resource
Explore career videos and additional information on the Minnstate CAREERwise website. Access CAREERwise Here

Careers in Nursing & Healthcare focus on:

  • promoting overall patient health, preventing disease, and helping patients cope with illness
  • providing highly personalized care of patients, both physically and mentally

Specialization Areas: Neonatal, midwife, clinical, infectious control, public health, nurse practitioner, anesthesiology, pediatrics, trauma, geriatrics, home care, obstetrics, oncology, dialysis, burn care, cardiac, education, and more.

Examples of jobs: Direct patient care, insurance companies, public health, education, utilization review, quality officer, school nurse, pediatrics, orthopedics, emergency room, intensive care, infectious disease, the board of nursing, nurse manager, director of nursing, chief nursing officer, etc.

Certifications, licensure, or board certification: nursing assistant, home health aide, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse - AS & BSN, master’s prepared nurse – (education, informatics, leadership), nurse practitioner - NP or DNP in psychiatric, geriatric, family, nurse anesthetist- MSN or DNP, advanced practice nurse-midwife – MSN or DNP, clinical nurse specialist MSN

Employment Sectors: Education, medical clinics, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, schools, home health care agencies, industry, public health agencies, military branches, and more.

Event Panelist:
Lynette How, MSN
Suzanne Aldrich, NP-BC
Heather Larson, NP-BC
Amber Carlson, MSN

Panelist Areas of experience
: nursing education, long term care, assisted living, hospital bedside, administration, nurse practitioner, clinic, pediatrics, and hospice


Itasca's related programs: Nursing & Healthcare Programs

Career Panel Access

Career Panel 1 - 9:20 am - 10:00 am

Career Panel 2 - 10:10 am - 10:50 am


Additional Career Resource
Explore career videos and additional information on the Minnstate CAREERwise website. Access CAREERwise Here

Careers in Psychology and Human Services focus on:

Addressing human needs and issues in various areas and ways. Overall, the focus is on empowering people by helping them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to address problems/challenges and lead better lives.

Specialty Areas: Four common human service specializations

Psychology
– Focuses on biological influences, social pressures, and environmental factors that affect how people think, act, and feel. Sub-specialties may include clinical psychology, forensics psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, school psychology, animal-assisted therapy, equine therapy, conservation psychology, health psychology, and more.

Social Work
– Focuses on enhancing well-being and meeting basic and complex needs of communities and people particularly those who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. Sub-specialties may include child & family, geriatric, medical & public health, school, clinical, and more.

Criminal JusticeFocuses on the delivery of justice to those who have committed crimes, the rehabilitation of offenders, preventing other crimes, and moral support for victims. Sub-specialties may include law enforcement, corrections, forensic science, homeland security, private security, academia, and legal services, and more.

Substance Abuse/Chemical Dependency Counseling - Focuses on the world of addiction with the aim of assisting patients in finding the right path to recovery and staying on that path for as long as possible. Sub-specialties may include adolescent addictions, peer recovery, gambling addiction, drug abuse, and more.

Examples of jobs: Case management worker, crisis intervention specialist, child advocate, counselor (Licensed or Unlicensed), in-home counselor, social worker (Licensed or Unlicensed), school social worker, school guidance counselor, outpatient therapist, behavioral specialist, substance abuse counselor, eligibility specialist, vocational rehabilitation specialist, probation officer, domestic violence counselor, community outreach coordinator, human resources manager, and more.

Job Sectors: Public agencies, private sector, non-profit organizations, and government agencies including hospitals, schools, health care centers, treatment facilities,

Event Panelist:
Jenny Wettersten – M.A., Licensed Psychologist, ICC Instructor, and Program Coordinator. Previous experience working in outpatient mental health, inpatient mental health, and substance abuse treatment facilities
Jackie MacPherson - Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of North Dakota, ICC Applied Psychology/Human Services Faculty, Previous experience as a licensed psychologist in general clinical and private practice focused on forensics.
Marlo Gangi – M.A. in Educational Psychology (School Counseling), University of Minnesota-Duluth, ICC Applied Psychology/Human Services Faculty, previous School Counselor at St Paul Middle School, St Paul, MN.


Itasca's related programs: Applied Psychology / Human Services


Career Panel Access

Career Panel 1 - 9:20 am - 10:00 am

Career Panel 2 - 10:10 am - 10:50 am


Additional Career Resource
Explore career videos and additional information on the Minnstate CAREERwise website. Access CAREERwise Here

Social Science careers focus on:

  • society’s structures, theoretical foundations, evolution, and interrelationships
  • how human behavior broadly impacts our society and vice-versa...

Specialization Areas: Anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology, American ethnic studies, women’s studies, criminal justice, and some areas of mass communications.

Examples of jobs: attorney, research analyst, social worker, public relations manager, political strategist, international relations, environmental planning, college professor, and more.

Job Sectors: educational institutions, government agencies, businesses, and nonprofits

Event Panelist:

Suzanne Dustrude Starr, Sociologist, Educator
Brian Simonson, retired Assistant County Attorney, Prosecutor
Brian Vroman, History/Philosophy Instructor
Harold Annette, Dir. Multicultural Student Affairs
Becky Niemi Saccoman, Counselor


Itasca's related programs: Associate of Arts / American Indian Studies / Geography & GIS



The Event and Beyond...

We look forward to working with you at the Itasca Career Connect event on February 25. Following the event, this webpage will remain visible on our website for you to continue to explore career areas. Please contact the enrollment services team if you have any questions concerning Itasca's related programs, OR check out the Itasca Programs Page to view all programs.

Thank You,
Enrollment Services Team
Bill Marshall / 218-322-2340 / william.marshall@itascacc.edu
Kim Damiani / 218-322-2370 / kimberly.damiani@itascacc.edu
Kayley Schoonmaker / 218-322-2312 /
kayley.schoonmaker@itascacc.edu

Event Survey
Wait until Wrap Up Session to Complete - Earlier Responses will be Deleted.