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Main campus, Milwaukee Center students build connections

Main campus, Milwaukee Center students build connections


Main campus, Milwaukee Center students build connections

In mid-November, Milwaukee Co-Op students met with main campus students and alumni at Lakeland’s Milwaukee Center to learn more about their Lakeland experience.

The morning started with a light breakfast and introductions where students and mentors shared a bit about themselves and their educational and career interests.

Students and alumni split into pairs for speed mentoring to connect one-on-one with guided mentoring questions. During speed mentoring, students engaged in vibrant conversations about their mentor's successes and challenges and gained insight into life on Lakeland's main campus.

Students enrolled in Lakeland’s Milwaukee Co-Op Year program are taking tuition-free courses for one year, earning college credits by working through LU’s Cooperative Education program and developing a plan for their future.

The Milwaukee Co-Op Year blends college coursework and paid employment for students who may be unsure whether they want to go on to college or work. It also provides an avenue for students who would like to begin their post-secondary education but need to work and cannot afford the expenses associated with attending a traditional residential institution.

Milwaukee students left the event feeling more connected to and support by main campus students and mentors.

Lakeland looks forward to welcoming a new cohort of Milwaukee Co-Op students in January.