Student Success at Lake Superior College
Lake Superior College hosted its Student Success Day. A day where regular classes are paused. Instead, the time is devoted to empowering student life and soft skills that are not always taught in the classroom. Students were able to select from a variety of conference-style sessions that can encourage their educational journey, as well as aid them in their day-to-day lives.
“They [students] get a chance to pick some topics that they may have an interest in, but they’re not part of the regular curriculum, so, they can learn about them.” said David Klein, LSC Vice President of Advancement and External Relations. “The theme is student success. That encompasses many things. Your wellness in the classroom, of course, is measured by your grades and how you do on tests. But outside of the classroom, we’re looking at a variety of factors. Students would like to get some advice on how they can better their work-life balance or their student-life balance and have the chance to learn from experts in those fields.”
Sessions offered include academic resources for research, medical preceptorship, and emotional regulation, community engagement opportunities in mentorship and civil discourse, as well as health and wellness sessions that focus on channeling student advancement to first-aid opioid training.
Student, Josh Muntifering, commented on the importance of Student Success Day, “[It’s] really actually perfect for people getting started. It helps you get motivated. People are very welcoming and helpful getting you started into the career, whether that’s medical, auto, anything.”
Lake Superior College has been serving the northland community for over 32 years and offers a variety of courses to advance and further one’s education.