Tuesday, February 8 • Keynote: Andy Stoll • Live Zoom sessions
Inver Hills Community College is holding Virtual Student Success Day Tuesday, February 8, 2022. This semester’s Student Success Day (SSD) will feature live Zoom sessions beginning at 9 a.m. as well as prerecorded videos designed to help you achieve your college and life goals. SSD will be holding a few in-person events (view SSD Schedule), and you’ll also have opportunities for one-on-one time with faculty.
* Zoom and in-person sessions and events
Keynote presenter: Andy Stoll
Life Lessons from a Trip Around the World
9 a.m. & 5 p.m. • Zoom link provided in SSD schedule
At age 26 with a backpack and a one-way ticket to China, Andy Stoll set off on what became a four-year, 40-country trip around the world to experience other cultures. Andy worked as a maize farmer in Zambia, a factory worker in Bangkok, and a fisherman in China. He lived with Buddhist monks in Korea, hung out with presidents and slum dwellers, poets and engineers, goat herders, and movie stars.
Andy will share his stories and the lessons he learned, along with specific strategies on how to make the most of your experience in school and live the life you’ve always imagined. His presentation is an insightful, inspiring, entertaining, and often hilarious look at what it takes to find our place in the world. Through high-energy storytelling, Andy’s message is clear: The distance between who you are and what you want to become is shorter than you think!
Student Success Day Featured Events
Young Professionals of Color: Managing Stress & Anxiety during the Job Search & Transition into the Workplace
Zoom Session • Presenter: Dr. Michael Mason • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This workshop will engage young professionals of color and their allies to explore strategies to promote their emotional well-being and leverage past experiences to manage stress and anxiety throughout the job search and as they prepare for future transitions.
Mental Health Matters
In-Person Event • Heritage Hall Room 203 • 11:30 – 11:55 a.m.
The Active Minds club is hosting a Kahoot game that focuses on mental health statistics – there will be prizes! Information about campus resources for students will also be discussed.
Grocery Bingo and Food Pantry Open House
In-Person Event • College Center 2nd Floor (Counseling and Advising Area) • Noon – 12:50 p.m.
Play bingo and win prizes of free groceries and other goodies! We will also share information about campus and community food resources. While you are here check out the newly opened Food Pantry and pick up food for your family!
Zoom sessions throughout the day will cover:
- Study Skills, Time Management, and Test Taking Strategies
- Ways to Relieve Stress and Tips for Dealing with Test Anxiety
- Campus Resources, Scholarships, and Money Management
- Career and Transfer Information
Learn more about Virtual Student Success Day Spring 2022 by contacting:
Student Success Day Coordinator