Tag Archives: North By Choice

10 Reasons Living Up North Is The Best

Posted by Administrator on January 10, 2021

You’ll often hear people say the Northland is a “well-kept secret.”  Sure, Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin are unbelievably beautiful. The towns and cities surrounding Lake Superior are nestled among dense forests and secluded lakes. Many, many people would give an arm and a leg to live here. What stops them?  Oh, yeah — the […]

New Opportunity: Student Connect

Posted by Administrator on January 6, 2021

NORTHFORCE has launched added programming to help connect area students with local professionals and organizations that are invested in our community: Student Connect. In partnership with higher education and K-12 institutions, Student Connect serves students from all 12 colleges, universities, and technical schools across the NORTHFORCE region of Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. The purpose […]

Explore the Northland’s Major Colleges, Universities & Tech Schools

Posted by Administrator on January 6, 2021

This area is home to a broad range of options for higher education, including public and private universities, community colleges, and technical schools. These academic institutions throughout northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin are top choices for students who opt to spend their college years surrounded by the natural beauty of the northwoods found throughout the […]

Meet Laura Nilsen, Program Operations Specialist

Posted by Administrator on November 9, 2020

Supporting Northland employers and candidates Northspan & NORTHFORCE Program Operations Specialist Laura Nilsen has been the data expert behind northforce.org since she joined the NORTHFORCE Team in August 2019. Her role with NORTHFORCE is now expanding: In addition to overseeing day-to-day management of the site, she will also be the first point of contact for […]

Employment Trends to Watch in the New Decade

Posted by Administrator on December 29, 2019

The 2020s are almost upon us! Macro and micro employment trends are transforming the workforce landscape, and that’s nothing new. But what will employment look like ten years from now? It might actually be a more difficult question to answer than ever before. Here’s a peek at the three biggest trends that experts think will […]

New Career Goals for the New Decade

Posted by Administrator on December 28, 2019

With the dawn of a new decade, the time is ripe to think about big picture career goals. We’re talking work and money resolutions for not just the year ahead, but the next ten years!  It can seem intimidating, but try framing your long-term career goals with these questions: How much money are you making? […]

#NorthByChoice Guide To The Great Outdoors: Winter Edition

Posted by Administrator on December 1, 2019

Explore the winter wonderland of Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. This area is incredible any time of year, but winter is the season that truly defines the Northland. Spectacular snowfalls, stunning scenery, winter festivals — the magic will confront you on your stroll through the woods or drive through town. Then there’s the multitude of […]

Mentor Spotlight: Essentia Health’s Emily Anderson

Posted by Administrator on July 6, 2019

Three questions with Emily Anderson, Community Health Director at Essentia Health. Question 1: How was your Mentor Connection experience? It was a great opportunity to network with other professionals and meet young people excited to start their career. I enjoyed the variety of activities and locations. Mentor Connection is a unique program to get new […]

Explore the North Shore of Lake Superior

Posted by Administrator on June 2, 2019

The North Shore of Lake Superior draws travelers from around the world who come to see this area’s rugged forests and pristine waters. For those who live here, it’s also about clean air, fresh water, and career opportunities that make life feel like a permanent vacation.  Lake Superior rarely looks the same two days in […]

Year Three of Mentor Connection Is A Wrap!

Posted by Administrator on April 9, 2019

Graduation of the Class of ’19 included an exclusive job fair. The 2019 Class of Mentor Connection graduated on Tuesday, April 2 at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth. This is the third year that NORTHFORCE has coordinated the Twin Ports program dedicated to connecting area college students with established local professionals for a year […]

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