Tag Archives: Twin Ports

Get Ready for Summer Jobs & Internships

Posted by Administrator on March 2, 2020

Looking forward to summer in the Northland? Are you hoping to land a summer internship or seasonal position, this year? Start looking now! The next couple of months are your window of opportunity to connect with employers that coordinate summer internship programs. Many organizations will also fill temporary and part-time positions in this timeframe. Where […]

Year Four of Mentor Connection Launches!

Posted by Administrator on November 1, 2019

Members of the Mentor Connection Class of 2020 gathered at the Great Lakes Aquarium on the evening of October 8 for the program’s kickoff event. For Year Four, NORTHFORCE has paired over 40 college students with local business leaders for a year of one-on-one mentorship and professional development. Like last year, the program brings together students from […]

Mentor Connection Spotlight: Pursue Your Passion in the Northland

Posted by Administrator on August 29, 2019

Two Program Alums Share Their Mentor Connection Experience. Graduate of the Mentor Connection class of ’18 Stephany Medina went straight from her mentorship to an internship at Essentia Health in Duluth. “I was actually planning on moving down towards the Twin Cities and looking for a job there,” shared Stephany. But when her mentorship concluded, […]

Spotlight on Success: Katie Moen, Heirloom Property Management

Posted by Administrator on May 28, 2019

Three questions with Katie Moen, a member of the Mentor Connection Class of 2019 who graduated straight into a position with Heirloom Property Management of Duluth. Question 1: What’s the scoop and how is the gig going so far? I’m currently working at Heirloom Property Management as an Administrative Assistant. I started the position 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 […]

Exclusive Job Fair: Mentor Connection Graduation

Posted by Administrator on March 13, 2019

NORTHFORCE is coordinating an exclusive job fair for our 2018-2019 Mentor Connection Graduation Event. Reserve your booth now!  Tuesday, April 2nd   5:00pm – 7:30pm    at the Lake Superior Zoo This is an opportunity to connect with the graduating class of 60 Mentor Connection students from five local colleges, graduates from previous years, and their mentors. As a […]

Year Three of Mentor Connection Is Underway!

Posted by Administrator on October 24, 2018

Over one hundred mentors and mentees filled the Great Lakes Aquarium on October 9 at the official kickoff event for a third year of networking through NORTHFORCE’s Mentor Connection program. For 2018-2019, NORTHFORCE has paired 55 students with established local professionals based in the Twin Ports for seven months of one-on-one career guidance. The aquatic museum […]

Mentor Connection Spotlight: Jake Erickson

Posted by Administrator on July 21, 2018

Three Questions for Jake Erickson, Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual and returning mentor for the 2018-19 Mentor Connection program year: Why did you initially join Mentor Connection? I joined mentor connection because of the impact my mentors had on me both personally and professionally. I wanted to “pay it forward” and be able to attempt to […]

Good Brews: The Northland Beer Boom

Posted by Administrator on September 4, 2017

Historically, when the economy’s down, beer sales go up, up, up. That’s certainly been the case in post-Great Recession northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. While economic recovery has been sluggish overall, tallying with wider nationwide trends, one sector of the economy has been booming: craft breweries and brew pubs. Storied establishments like Fitger’s, Dubh Linn, and Carmody in Duluth have been joined by […]

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