Northland Highways, a 1-credit freshman seminar, is a relatively new fall course. Each section includes a small group of freshmen, a faculty or staff instructor, and an upperclassman student mentor. Students in Northland Highways learn how to connect with their new campus and curriculum, explore recreational and natural resources in the Chequamegon Bay area, and consider how they want to spend their four years in the Northland community.
This year we are looking for nine regional alumni guest speakers to get to know freshmen during class meetings of Northland Highways in the fall of 2021. All graduating classes and fields are welcome. We are hoping to find alumni who are comfortable talking in medium-sized groups (approximately 17 students will be in each class) and who were involved in on-campus organizations (performing arts, athletics, student government, publications, research, clubs, etc.) while students. Anticipated dates and times are Thursdays, September 16, 23, or 30 from either 2:00–2:50 p.m. or 3:00–3:50 p.m.
Each alumni guest speaker is asked to attend one regularly scheduled class meeting and share a little bit about their time at Northland, their life since college, and some advice for students who are nervous about their first semester on campus. The course instructor will moderate a discussion or Q&A for the students about connecting Northland experiences with life after graduation.