Career Discovery

Live Presentations and Career Focus Discussions

This Spring, Bank of North Dakota will be hosting Live Presentations and Career Focused Discussions for students and parents.

Discover which career is right for you! During the Spring of 2021 Bank of North Dakota and our partners will be hosting Live Presentations and Career Focused Discussions for students and parents. All presentations will be recorded.

Presentations will focus on the following:

  • How to research careers
  • Financial aid and financial award programs
  • Where to find and apply for scholarships
  • In-demand careers in North Dakota
  • How to find the best college fit/choose a major
  • What to expect the first year on campus

Upcoming Presentations

 

Career Discovery: Health Careers as an Aide
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CT

Healthcare aides provide invaluable support tasks for other health career workers such as preparing food and distributing meals, setting up and cleaning treatment rooms, transporting patients and more.

During this session students will learn about the education, duties, pay and career outlook for careers as a healthcare aide.

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Career Discovery: Healthcare Careers as an assistant or tech
Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Dental assistants, surgical techs and other assistant and tech careers a wide array of tasks that are essential to healthcare. These high demand jobs provide valuable services, while requiring minimal education to get workers on the job quickly.

During this session students will learn about the career opportunities, pay and career outlook for careers in healthcare that require a 2-year degree or less.

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Career Discovery: TRIO Program Overview
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT

This presentation will include information about the TRIO programs located in North Dakota and an overview of the services provided by program.

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Career Discovery: Vocational Rehabilitation Student Services
Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT

DVR is an employment focused program that does help adults and eligible students with disabilities either obtain or maintain employment that is within one's capabilities.
Our main purpose is to assist students upon graduation from high school or a General Equivalency Degree program. DVR services might begin during the junior or senior year of high school in order to facilitate a smooth transition to post-secondary education or employment. This process is referred to as Transition. It often begins at age 16 and is a process that guides a student along a continuum from self-doubt to self-advocacy and from dependency to independence.

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Military Careers: ND National Guard
Monday, March 22, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CT

Explore career opportunities within the Army National Guard. SFC Brandon Carrigan will guide attendees through the roles, training and career opportunities available in the National Guard and Air National Guard.

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Military Careers: ND Air National Guard
Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT

Explore career opportunities within the Air National Guard. Speakers Brandon Leier will guide attendees through the roles, training and career opportunities available in the Air National Guard.

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Career Discovery: Becoming a teacher
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM CT

Have you thought about a career in education?  A panel of educators with one year, five years and ten years of experience will discuss why they became teachers, what changes they have seen and what advice they would have for someone looking at a career in education.

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Career Discovery: Panel on teaching elementary, middle and high school
Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM CT

Have you thought about a career in education?  A panel of educators from elementary school, middle school and high school will discuss why they became teachers, what changes they have seen and what advice they would have for someone looking at a career in education.

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Career Discovery: Welding Careers
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Welding is a skill that can lead to a wide variety of career opportunities. From shop welding to union welding jobs, Jason Ehlert from the ND Building Trades Union will speak about the skills and training required, pay and the career outlook for welding careers.

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Career Discovery: Tips for job interviews
Monday, April 12, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Human Resources professionals from across the state will discuss:

  • Job interviewing skills
  • What HR and hiring managers look for on applications
  • Interviewing/working remote
  • Importance of soft skills

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Career Compass: What 10th and 11th grade students should be doing now
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM CT

Counselors and Career Advisors from across the state will discuss what high school sophomores and juniors should be doing now to help set them up for success as they start thinking about what they want to do after high school – whether that be going into the military, going off to college or going straight into the workforce.  Tips will be given to help you navigate your next step. Parents are also encouraged to attend.

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Career Discovery: How undecided students can narrow their options
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT

Up to 50% of students go into their freshman year undecided and up to 2/3 students change their major at least once during their college career.

This panel of professionals will discuss how they help students narrow their decisions, explore majors and discuss the financial impact of being undecided.

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Presentation Speakers

University and Student Development Coordinator
Bank of North Dakota
University and Student Development Coordinator
Bank of North Dakota
University and Student Development Specialist
Bank of North Dakota
Financial Literacy Manager
Bank of North Dakota
Leader of Education Outreach and College Planning
Bank of North Dakota
College SAVE Plan Director
Bank of North Dakota
Executive Director
Mapping Your Future
Assistant Director, TRIO Educational Opportunity Center
University of North Dakota TRIO Programs
Assistant Director, TRIO Student Support Services
University of North Dakota TRIO Programs
Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Vocational Rehabilitation – Region 6
Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
ND Vocational Rehabilitation
Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
ND Department of Human Services-Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Rough Rider Center & Community Enhancement Director
City of Watford City
Executive Director
Prairie Pointe Assisted Living
Executive Director
North Dakota Dental Foundation
Talent Acquisition Manager
North Dakota Department of Human Services
Human Resources Director
Missouri Valley Family YMCA & Central Dakota HR Association
Assistant Director, Student Success Center
University of Mary
Director of Financial Aid
University of Jamestown
CEO
Sakakawea Medical Center

Resources

Career Ready Checklist (PDF)

College Ready Checklist (PDF)

Military Ready Checklist (PDF)

Parent Checklist (PDF)

Regional College Cost Sheet (PDF)

BND Student Loans Brochure (PDF)