College and career experiences are one of the best ways to help you explore your interests and plan for life after high school. Below are links to upcoming events. Deadlines, fees and options vary. Byron High School is not endorsing any specific event or activity - please research potential opportunities and make the best decision for you:


    Upcoming College and Military Visits

    Hamline University | Counseling Office 1:00pm on Monday, September 26th

    University of Minnesota, Duluth | Counseling Office 9:30am on Tuesday, September 27th

    U.S. Army, Sgt Samuel Zelinskas | BHS Commons - All Lunch Periods on Wednesday, October 12th

    Bemidji State University | Counseling Office 8:30am on Wednesday, October 12th

    Minnesota State University, Mankato | Counseling Office 10:00am on Wednesday, October 12th 

    Viterbo University | Counseling Office 9:00am on Thursday, October 13th

    Riverland Community College | Counseling Office 11:30am on Monday, October 17th




    MN Goes to College Month

    October is MN Goes to College Month.  Check out resources and opportunities coming up in October.


    Discover Mayo Clinic | Registration Closes September 23rd or Sooner if all Spaces are Filled

    In-Person for 32 Rochester MN Students / Virtual for all else (Zoom)  Discover Mayo Clinic is an opportunity for high school students (grades 10th-12th) who are interested in pursuing a career within healthcare.  In addition to exploring various careers, students connect with professionals, and learn about the skill set needed to succeed.  For more information click, here.

    To Register, click here.  Registration Cost:  $10.00 (Financial Scholarship Available, contact:  careerawareness@mayo.edu) | Masks will be required for in-person attendees.


    Mayo Clinic Healthcare Career Festival | Deadline to Register is September 30, 2022

    This event is on October 11th and will be from 8:30am - 2pm at RCTC, Athletic Fieldhouse.  The annual Health Care Career Festival offers high school students in 11th and 12th grades enrolled in participating southeastern Minnesota schools the opportunity to explore a wide range of exciting career opportunities in a festive, engaging atmosphere. It's a fun day of learning, sharing, and hands-on experience that provides career awareness education, information on career fields, and opportunities to use patient care equipment.  To register for this fun, informative event, click hereRegistration deadline, for this event, is Friday, September 30, 2022 at 5pm CT or when spaces are full.  Masks will be required.


    Experience Minnesota:  An Open House for Multicultural Students - October 8, 2022

    This is a high-energy, once-a-year University of Minnesota Twin Cities Office of Admissions event will be held on Saturday, October 8th from 9:30am - 3:00pm.  To register for this exciting event, click here.  For more info, click here.  

    • A chance to experience life as a Golden Gopher on campus
    • An opportunity to see how you can expand your horizons, discover new passions, & accomplish your dreams at the U of M
    • Learn about our outstanding academics, unique opportunities, welcoming community, and more in breakout sessions
    • Enjoy student and group performances from campus and Twin Cities community cultural groups

    This will be held at:  Carlson Family Stage, Northrop, 84 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455


    RCTC Aviation Pilot Program | Open House 5:30-7pm | October 25, 2022

    Your dream of becoming a professional pilot and earning an aviation degree can become a reality at RCTC.  RCTC AVIATION-PILOT AAS PROGRAM - Flyer
    Learn the skills required to pursue a commercial pilot license in this immersive program taught by certified and experienced instructors in an innovative facility.  Upon completion, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Aviation Pilot with a private pilot’s license, instrument rating, an airplane single-engine land commercial pilot’s license – eligible to earn a restricted Airline Transport Pilot certificate and be certified as a flight instructor. For more information about the program visit https://www.rctc.edu/program/aviation/
    This event provides students and families an opportunity to hear more about the program, advantages of a 2-year degree option, experience the flight simulator, and meet with flight instructors.   

    Signature Flight Hanger - Rochester International Airport

    7300 Brataas Drive SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902
    Preregister and attend for your chance to win a FREE Discovery Flight!  https://forms.office.com/r/n8WkijMRsk


    Fall Explore & Discover Open House - October 29, 2022

    Alexandria Technical & Community College will be hosting this event on Saturday, October 29th from 10:00am - 1:00pm.  For more information on this event, click HERE or email:  go@alextech.edu  This is a great opportunity for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to check out the campus and visit with program instructors. 


    Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Open House - November 1, 2022

    This is a great way to connect with current students to see what it's like to be a learner at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences. Stay and visit with the faculty and staff who will be available to answer questions and offer insights into the application and admission process.  Click HERE for more information.  Please register HERE.   Masks will be required.

    Open House is from 5:30-7:30pm

    Heritage Hall, Subway Level, Kahler Hotel (right next to our Siebens building)

    20 2nd Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902



    Virtual and Alternative College Tours

    Many colleges now offer virtual campus tours, including interactive maps and other tools. Most have a social media presence, including postings by campus organizations, teams, student government, and more. Some academic departments (generally larger schools) have websites and a social media outreach. Some schools include virtual tours of residence halls, suites, and other housing options. You can also look for the school newspaper and alumni association’s online presence.  It’s always best to put your feet on campus before making a final decision, but all of these options can help you save time and money (and keep you from missing high school classes!) while you narrow your list of choices.Check out these four sites for virtual tour opportunities:  CampsReel, eCampusTours.com, YouVisit and The College Tour


    NACAC Virtual College Fair!!  Registration is Now Open!

    Have a quick video chat with a rep, drop in on a virtual presentation, send a question through chat - make a connection YOUR way!  All of our fairs will feature MatchMaking! At the time of registration, students will select the attributes that are most important to them in a college. They will then receive an email that best matches them to the specific colleges and universities based on the criteria they provided.  Students will then reference this email on the day of the fair to connect with their best-fits! Make sure to encourage your students to register early so they can take advantage of this great new feature.  Click HERE for to register for upcoming 2022 virtual fair dates (Please note when you register they have a column for virtual and one for in-person.)  Check this VIDEO out to see how this all works!


    Conservation Corps MN

    Anyone aged 18-25 who might be looking for a position with Conservation Corps MN?  We are a Non-Profit AmeriCorps program based around getting folks entry level training in Natural Resource work. 

    For questions, please contact Dustin Looman,  507-276-0677 or Doug Ekstrom 507-345-4744 ext. 108  |   Conservation Corps Website     Field Crew Flyer


    Are you interested in a career in manufacturing/machine tool trades?

    Domaille Engineering is offering a sponsorship program to individuals that are attending or are planning on attending an accredited machine tool program.  Upon successful completion of the program and if
    the individual is provided an offer of full-time employment, Domaille will reimburse the student for all tuition and book fees incurred, subject to the conditions below. It will be the responsibility of the individual to cover the cost of the toolbox, tools, and supplies that the program may require. We will also provide the individual with part-time employment while attending school and the intent of a move into a full-time career position upon completion of an accredited two-year program. Domaille Engineering is located in Rochester, MN.  For any questions contact Alison Hicks at 507-281-0275 or ahicks@domaillecompanies.com.  For application and additional information, click HERE.


    Southeast Minnesota College Festival | Link to Program and all sessions

    This event took place in October of 2021 and will serve as an excellent reference for our students wishing to learn more about their post-secondary options.  Follow this LINK to learn more and view these materials.
    Testing Opportunities
    Check back for more testing opportunities

    United Way through Olmsted County Volunteer Database: http://volunteer.uwolmsted.org/need/index/

    VolunteerCrowd - Look for Opportunties: https://www.volunteercrowd.com/

    Virtual Tutoring with Brainfuse
    The Rochester Public Library is offering live tutoring daily through Brainfuse (2pm-11pm) at no cost for students who would like help with their homework and other student support! Sign in with a library card at rplmn.org/homework.