Meijer Campus hosts conference for high school seniors

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Gabe Pena gives a presentation at Holland High School seniors at the Meijer Campus in Holland.
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Emily Koons, from the Financial Aid Office, gives a presentation
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Suzy Herman, Financial Aid Office
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Lisa Knapp, Career Center, talks with high school seniors during a presentation.
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Jane Marsman, Meijer Campus in Holland
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Yumi Jakobcic, Office of Sustainability
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The Meijer Campus in Holland hosted a two-day conference for Holland High School seniors, "Adulting 101."

With help from Grand Valley staff members, seniors rotated through a series of presentations on April 11 that centered on budgeting, goal setting, resume and job interview skills, and time management techniques.

The second day was facilitated by staff members from the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan, who gave presentations on the "be nice." campaign, which provides K-12 students, staff and parents with tools to recognize a mental illness and steps to take a proactive approach. 

Grand Valley staff members who facilitated workshops were Gabe Pena, Student Academic Success Center; Lisa Knapp, Career Center; Yumi Jakobcic, Office of Sustainability; Suzy Herman and Emily Koons, Financial Aid Office; and Jane Marsman, Meijer Holland Campus.