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Students at Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Worthington are welcomed back to class at “Getting Connected Day.” Area businesses and student organizations offered information while the school provided free walking tacos for lunch. Submitted photo

Minnesota West students connect with local businesses

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WORTHINGTON — Students at Minnesota West Community and Technical College began their fall semester Monday. The school offered a “Get Connected” day to help students become acclimated, with opportunities available on campus and in the community. Approximately 30 vendors were on hand to meet with the student body. 

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“It was just a nice way to bring the community on campus,” said Amber Luinenberg, marketing coordinator.

Local businesses offered information on job opportunities and what their businesses have to offer. For students who aren’t familiar with Worthington or the surrounding area, the event is very helpful.

In addition to members of the community visiting with students, many student organizations on campus offered information and recruited new members. Further, the campus had work study opportunities available for students to take advantage of. Minnesota West also provided a free lunch for all of the students and musical entertainment by Andrew Walesch.

“It’s a nice way for students who aren’t from the area to learn what’s (available),” Luinenberg shared.

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Robin Baumgarn
Robin Baumgarn is a new reporter for the Daily Globe covering the Education and Northwest Iowa beats. Prior to coming to the Globe, she worked for the Ocheyedan Press-Melvin News, a weekly Iowa paper for three years. She is a 2012 graduate of Iowa Lakes Community College and lives in Northwest Iowa with her husband Ryan and three pets, Fidget, Missy and Samwise.
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