College to Career Seminar for High School Students


College to Career Seminar

High school students and teachers are invited to a special day of career exploration and learning!

When: Tuesday September 18,  2018, 8:30am-1pm (lunch included)

Where: St. Paul RiverCentre

Please RSVP

High school students are invited for a day of discovery with the University of Minnesota!

On Tuesday, September 18, high school students will have the chance to explore careers related to food, veterinary science, and agricultural business. Students will also learn how they can pursue these careers with a college degree from the University of Minnesota.

An admissions counselor will share information about the application process and the benefits of attending the U of M. Industry professionals and current college students will be present to network with high school students to discuss college and industry opportunities.

In addition, students will particiate in #Vomirrhea!  Across Canada and the United States, groups of people, of all ages are puking, running to the bathroom, and complaining of a low-grade fever. You and your team find yourselves to be some of the last healthy people around. Your presence is requested by the Food Protection and Defense Institute to uncover the cause of this mysterious illness, consider roles and responsibilities, and in general, clean up this mess before you are reduced to a heaving fool.

The seminar will take place at the Leman Swine Conference, an annual educational event for the global swine industry which brings hundreds of participants from over 20 countries to St. Paul to learn about science-driven solutions and hear from major players in swine production, animal health, and marketing.

Students and teachers must individually register by September 7.

***Please note that students under the age of 18 must have teacher or parent/guardian supervision.

This is a very unique opportunity for high school students to gain exposure to professional development and careers of interest. We hope to see you!

Teachers and students may register by clicking here. Questions? Contact Mary Buschette at

"I loved the professional panel. Hearing about what life may be like as a large animal vet was incredibly helpful. Please keep this for next year's seminar! I greatly benefited from it."

- Senior student, School of Environmental Studies 

"I always appreciate the time given by professionals and students to give the high school students some perspective...and the opportunity to ask questions."

- Teacher, School of Enviromental Studies