"Today is Inclusion Day at 3M!" stated Tesha Alston, Senior Biochemist at 3M. "What's the point of going to the party if no one asks you to dance? Inclusion Day means asking you to contribute, asking you to speak." So on October 30, 2017 forty five students from Brooklyn Center, Blaine, Coon Rapids, Andover, and Anoka high schools helped mark the first Inclusion Day at 3M.
A panel of 3M staff told the students who they were, what they do, how long they have been at 3M, and their "accidental career paths." Students were challenged to "look at their recent decisions, because those good decisions will pay off!" And the best decision they made was to join other NWSISD students on this career field trip to 3M!
Students were given a Passport and "speed interviewed" 3Mers from all different departments: IT, finance, manufacturing, marketing, quality control, sourcing, tech, and lab. With questions ranging from "What do you do at 3M" to "What skills are most critical to success in the work you are currently doing," students talked to industry leaders learning some of their secrets to success. The career field trip also included a visit to the 3M Design Center where they had the opportunity to see innovative designs and meeting spaces. The highlight was the Porsche covered in a special film that lit up when a picture was taken with a flash.