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[Light music]

[Chancellor Malhotra] Hello, I'm Devinder Malhotra,

Chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Welcome to the new academic year

and congratulations on your decision

to continue your education

and create a better future for yourself.

We are delighted that you have decided to invest in yourself

by enrolling at one of the 37 state colleges

and universities of Minnesota State.

We know that the pursuit of education can be hard

and you may face many challenges along the way,

but we are here to help.

Be sure to seek out your teachers and the staff

who will help you get across the finish line.

Our colleges and universities ensure

that the programs we offer are relevant to the work

you may one day do by partnering with employers,

7,000 employers the last time we counted.

This is a tremendous opportunity for our students

and I encourage you to take advantage

of these employer relationships.

We recently talked to some alums who did just that.

[Steve] By my senior year, I was working 30 hours a week

at GeoComm and then I was hired the day I graduated.

If it weren't for St. Cloud State

and this partnership with GeoComm,

I wouldn't be where I am today.

[Vilayluck] I think it's very important that Minnesota State

and Mayo Clinic have a partnership.

When you're done with your program

and you're looking for your different jobs

that you wanna apply to, recruiters in Mayo Clinic

will look to see that you've been exposed

to the different expertise that we have here

at the different facilities that you're doing clinicals at.

[Luis] Mechatronic program helped me a lot with my career.

I think employment partnership,

are really important to students.

[Cheri] I still remember when I received my wings.

As soon as we passed our check ride,

they would slide your wings over across the desk to you

and that is really an impactful moment.

When I look back upon my education

here at Minnesota State, Mankato

it really set a terrific foundation for my entire career.

[Derek] I think partnerships between colleges and employers

are very important because it's a way

of getting your foot into the doorsteps

of what it's like working in the real world

and the field that you're studying in.

It was also a way for me to get introduced

to a company such as Visual Communications.

[Breanna] Because of the internship and the partnership

through Alex Tech and Ziegler,

I am getting hired before I graduate.

Employer partnerships like this are important because

it makes it a lot easier for kids in college

to actually talk to someone and communicate

and it definitely helps.

[Chancellor Malhotra] I hope you have found inspiration

in these graduates experiences

and know that you, too, will someday

look back on your educational journey with pride.

Remember, stay focused on your goals,

persevere through the challenges

that will surely come your way.

Best wishes for a successful year.

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