Minnesota Rising Blog 2011: Post Playback x 11

From hosting our second annual Un/Conference to being featured in the October 2011 edition of the Minnesota Business Magazine to the launch of our Cascading Conversations Tour, we are pleased to be able to look back on this year with pride and amazement at how the network for what’s next is being built through the … Continue reading

[Required Reading] CGE and Reciprocity: Recent Explorations

I was fortunate to study abroad and away for nearly half of my college career, with comprehensive academic programs that combined service-learning and community engagement in meaningful and memorable ways. I spent a semester in Namibia and South Africa with Augsburg College’s Center for Global Education with their “Nation Building, Globalization, and Decolonizing the Mind,” … Continue reading

MN Campus Compact | Five Questions for: Diane Tran

Originally published by Minnesota Campus Compact on Monday, December 19, 2011. Five Questions for: Diane Tran Posted on December 19, 2011 | Leave a comment Diane Tran, Project Manager at Grassroots Solutions, College of St. Scholastica alumna 1) What about your college experience influenced where you are today?In my current community and professional work, I … Continue reading

Final Cut: Words to Strike from Your Resume

It’s been a great boon to me to be part of the Institute for International Public Policy network, for continued professional development, networking, and career advice and mentoring. As evidence of the knowledge-sharing and continued support they provide to alumni (and as to why you should encourage eligible students to apply for the 2012 fellowship), … Continue reading

Constantly being recreated

Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos “Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. When we really listen to people there is an alternating current, and this recharges us so that we never get tired of each other. We are constantly being recreated. “ -Brenda Ueland

2011 Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans: Nick Banovetz!

I was honored to nominate Nick Banovetz, on behalf of Minnesota Rising, as one the Minnesota Jaycee’s Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans this year. His leadership has been evidenced since Minnesota Rising’s inception, starting with his “Mobilizing the ‘Burbs” breakout session at the first Un/Conference, his contributions to the Minnesota Millennial Research Roundtable, and helping land … Continue reading

Accepting Applications: Institute for International Public Policy 2012 Fellows

With winter break swiftly approaching, there’s no better time to make a highly talented and ambitious college student you know aware of the amazing opportunities afforded by the Institute for International Public Policy Student Fellowship Program. With ample support for studies abroad, graduate level courses in statistics and memo-writing, and some amazing fellow Fellows, the … Continue reading

Reportback: Minnesota Millennials Research Roundtable

In August, Minnesota Rising hosted a Minnesota Millennials Research Roundtable. A small team of core leaders had been researching throughout the summer to discover what other emerging leader groups paralleled Minnesota Rising nationwide, to learn the statistics and research about Millennials across the country, and to gain insight into what local young professionals in the … Continue reading

2011 Un/Conference Breakouts: Jeff Ochs + Snake Oil

The Minnesota Rising 2011 Un/Conference: Building A Network For What’s Next was held on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the CoCo coworking and collaborative space in St. Paul, MN. Hosted by and for emerging leaders, the Un/Conference engaged emerging leaders across Minnesota in an energizing day of innovative learning and dialogue, skill-building, and network-building with … Continue reading

Dwell in possibility

Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos “Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.” -Oprah Winfrey

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