Hello! Making decisions about what area of study to pursue is often challenging for our students – so many choices! Mentors and influencers are often key to igniting a passion, and serve such an important role for their mentees. Today I share with you two student stories from our colleges and universities who benefited from these relationships. Enjoy!

Devinder Malhotra
Chancellor, Minnesota State
Minnesota West Community & Technical College student says K-12 teachers had impact on his career choice
Andy Garcia Arreguin says that growing up in Worthington, he didn't have many teachers who could relate to him. But he did have many teachers who had a major impact on his life.  
Minnesota State University, Mankato student follows mom into the skies
It wasn't just the flying part that made Tabitha Plasschaert choose to follow her mother's career as a commercial jet pilot. It was also seeing her so happy when she went to work.