Career Discovery

Live Presentations and Career Focus Discussions

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

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Discover which career is right for you! During the Fall of 2020 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

Live Presentations

 

Academic and CTE Scholarships

This session will introduce students and parents to the requirements of the North Dakota Academic and CTE Scholarships. The focus will be on the requirements needed to earn the scholarship, as well as ways that the scholarship can be used.


Agriculture Panel

North Dakota leads the nation in many agricultural products.  In fact, 88 percent of our state is comprised of farmland. * This Agriculture panel will feature three unique careers in the modern North Dakota Ag industry.

Soil science, ag teaching opportunities and precision mapping and evaluation of farmland to increase crop production will be discussed. Attendees will learn about various Ag careers, the variety of educational and career paths our panelists took to get where they are and what skills are needed to be successful in this ever-changing environment.


Answering Student and Parent Questions about the 2021-22 FAFSA

Although the future may seem uncertain right now, completing the FAFSA is one way students can keep their options open. Students considering attending college in the fall of 2021 need to complete the 2021-22 FAFSA to apply for federal financial aid, as well as some state and institutional aid. In this webinar, students and parents will receive an introduction to the FAFSA and have their FAFSA questions answered.


Career Discovery: Applying for Scholarships

Did you know all students who graduate from a North Dakota High School or who are/were home education in North Dakota are able to apply for scholarships through North Dakota Dollars for Scholars?  It’s true!  Learn about the benefits of creating your Dollars for Scholars student profile early, updating it often and applying for scholarships throughout your entire college career.  We will also be walking you through how to create and update your Dollars for Scholars profile.


Career Discovery: Exploring Registered Apprenticeship Programs in Aggregate Service Technician/Heavy Parts and Electrical Construction.

An apprenticeship is paid educational experience combining classroom instruction with hands-on learning.  These post-secondary education programs have been around for a long time but still little is fully understood about them.  Accredited by the U.S. Department of Labor; business, labor, and industry alike utilize apprenticeship programs to educate and train a highly skilled workforce over numerous career clusters.  If you have ever heard “when am I ever going to use this” from your students or children, apprentices in an apprenticeship program have the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom on the job the very next day.  This hybrid system of education promotes earn-while-you-learn while generating skilled employees across many industries contributing to meet the need for trained workers in North Dakota.


Career Discovery: Exploring Registered Apprenticeship Programs in the Rural Electric Cooperatives and Aircraft Mechanics.

An apprenticeship is paid educational experience combining classroom instruction with hands-on learning.  These post-secondary education programs have been around for a long time but still little is fully understood about them.  Accredited by the U.S. Department of Labor; business, labor, and industry alike utilize apprenticeship programs to educate and train a highly skilled workforce over numerous career clusters.  If you have ever heard “when am I ever going to use this” from your students or children, apprentices in an apprenticeship program have the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom on the job the very next day.  This hybrid system of education promotes earn-while-you-learn while generating skilled employees across many industries contributing to meet the need for trained workers in North Dakota.


Career Discovery: Life After High School

Learn how to make the high school experience an opportunity to give teens the life skills that will serve them once they graduate. This presentation will cover ideas on what your student needs to go college, work or to the military after high school. How  roles change after high school will be addressed.


Career Discovery: Searching for Apprenticeships

Learn about how to search through JOb Service North Dakota for apprenticeships openings and find employers who offer registered apprenticeships. 


Career Planning 101

Overview of skills needed for success; using RUReady.nd.gov for self-awareness, career exploration, career planning and post high school planning; discussion of content of Career Outlook magazine and use of this resource for career planning.


Getting the Most Out of Career Compass 2020

Learn more about Career Compass and how North Dakota students and their parents can use it this fall to explore career opportunities, whether entering the workforce, the military, an apprenticeship or college after high school graduation.


Hot Job - What is Coding

Have you heard about coding as a career? Learn about web and software development as an industry, examples of jobs you can get and different types of education to get into a coding career.


Money Moves After High School

Learn basic financial skills for life after high school


North Dakota Tribal Colleges Panel

During this sessions panelists from tribal colleges in North Dakota will talk about their college, challenges students are facing and student services to address those challenges and why students should consider a tribal college.


Paying for College

During this session, students will learn about what types of financial aid are available, where to search for scholarships, differences in student loans and tips to keep college costs down.


Saving For Your Child's Future

College SAVE, North Dakota's 529 plan, can be an excellent way to save for a child's future. Join us for this session to find out what's new with College SAVE. Highlights will include the benfits, how to enroll and take distributions, and how to qualify for up to $500 in matching funds.


So You Want to be an Entrepreneur

This entrepreneur panel will feature business owners from Carly Loves Amos Photography, Co-Studio, Atikin Properties, WeClean, Golden Path Solutions, and Credence Energy Services. Attendees will learn what an entrepreneur is, the variety of educational and career paths our panelists took to get where they are and what skills are needed to be successful. 


Understanding Military Education Benefits

Explore military education benefits and how the funds can be used to help prevent college debt.


Presentation Speakers

University and Student Development Coordinator
Bank of North Dakota
University and Student Development Coordinator
Bank of North Dakota
Assistant Director, Office of School Approval and Opportunity
Department of Public Instruction
University and Student Development Specialist
Bank of North Dakota
Career Resource Network Supervisor
North Dakota Career and Technical Education
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
Office Manager
Job Service North Dakota
Director of Education
Dakotas Area Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Fund (Dakotas JATC)
Director of Apprenticeship, Training and Safety
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives
CEO
Bismarck Aero Center
Apprentice Line Worker
Central Power Electric Cooperative
Director of Workforce Development
General Equipment & Supplies Inc
President
North Dakota’s Building Trades Unions
Sergeant First Class
North Dakota Army National Guard
Executive Director
Mapping Your Future
Program Director and Full Stack Instructor
Emerging Digital Academy
Soil Scientist
AGVISE Laboratories
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education
North Dakota State University

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)