Call to Students and Alumni for Great River Gathering

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Dakota County Technical College’s hospitality programs are once again honored to work with the Great River Gathering’s host organization, Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation, to produce this event. The 10th Great River Gathering will be at the Union Depot in Saint Paul on May 8. Reserve your shift now by completing this shift request and faxing it to 952-303-4060 or emailing me ( with your requested shift #, name, email address, and phone #.

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This experience rocks a resume and portfolio! Program students and alumni will receive a letter of gratitude from the host organization, electronic photo and collateral sample for your portfolio. SMGT 1161 students will also receive course assignment credit.

Shift confirmations will be transmitted by April 22nd via email. Plan to attend training on April 26th, noon-1:00 p.m. at the Depot Minneapolis Renaissance.

This event is a “who’s who” of Twin Cities VIPs in corporations, government, and entertainment. Visit for more information. Here’s what they have to say about it: Presented by Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation, this annual celebration brings together an influential and diverse group of civic leaders and community members, all of whom share a commitment to the renaissance of Saint Paul and the Mississippi River valley. Be a part of this milestone year for the Great River Gathering as well as well as excitement around the opening of the Green Line with this celebration at Union Depot.

DCTC Students are ‘Rolling on the River’ Again – May 9!

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DCTC Hospitality students and alumni, reserve your spot NOW for this great night of experience that will roll from the river right onto your resume and portfolio. Then plan to join us in the ballroom for a fantastic dinner and program.
Great River Gathering 1The Riverfront Corporation is host to this 19th annual event — the Great River Gathering. The corporation champions urban design as a strategic tool for improving St Paul’s quality of life and business climate. They are especially dedicated to St Paul on the Mississippi River and you will recognize many of their initiatives. In fact, you have likely enjoyed some of them!) Check out their portfolio. You’ll also recognize many local celebrities, civic, and business leaders at this event.

Here’s how to join me in this “Rolling on the River’ experience.
Request a shift by April 19, 11:59 p.m. from the list below and email me your request ( Use the subject line River. Then save these dates on your calendar:
April 27, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Training by Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation at the Apple Valley campus
May 9, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre for the big night!

Pick your shift from one of these:
8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Liaison: Work with host staff to “make it happen”.
noon-9:30 p.m. Coordinator: Work with host staff to problem solve and “make it happen”.
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Exhibit Coordinator: Liaise with exhibitors.
3:30-9:30 p.m. Whatever-it-Takes: Be the first line of greeting at registration, farewell, and everything in between.

I will confirm receipt of all shift request emails. Requests will be considered on first-come, first-serve basis. GPA (if applicable) will also be considered. Shift notifications will be distributed by April 25.