Career Services recently feted cooperating employers and community partners at an appreciation event called Hats Off to You! at the Red Carpet in St. Cloud. Employers and community partners were recognized for their outstanding support for student development and community partnership, and ENCORE Capital Group was awarded Employer of the Year.
Other award winners included: St. Cloud School District 742, Community Partner of the Year, award accepted by Jayne Greeney Schill; Tri-County Humane Society, Service Learning Partner of the Year; TownSquare Media, Partner in Music Business; accepted by Dave McCoy; Big River Consulting Group, Health Care Management Partner; MinCo Technology Center, Information Technology Partner, accepted by Jim Draper; Quick Fix Massage, Massage Therapy Partner, accepted by Beth Huber; Mid-MN Family Clinic, Medical Assisting Partner; St.Cloud Legal Services, Paralegal Partner; accepted by Heather Helmer; St. Cloud Orthopedics, Health Fitness Partner, accepted by Courtney Hayes; Schlenner Wenner, Accounting Partner, accepted by Della Ludwig; Nock Design Group, Interactive Graphics and Media Design Partner; and Riverside Inn, Business Administration Partner.
Criteria included employers that consistently hired multiple MSB graduates, contributed to program advisory committees, participated in Career Services Employer Panels, hosted MSB internship/externships, and consistently worked with MSB for job postings. Criteria for Service Learning included partners which hosted sites for students to work on social practicums and contributed to professional development and academic excellence. Criteria for other community partners included inviting MSB students to help with community service projects and for advocating for MSB programs, students and alumni.
A great opportunity to celebrate and network, everyone agreed to a repeat performance next year!