Southeast Polk RISE Seniors Parker Strawn, Cael Julander, Ali Brunner, and Ms. Chelsey Sadler are used to being the hosts of their own student-produced podcast, On the Rise. But this week they’re Dr. Dirk Halupnik’s guests on the latest episode of the All Things SEP podcast. They “RISE” to the occasion as they share the incredible experiences they are getting in the unique, work-based learning business class called RISE. Check out these rising entrepreneurs!

Listen here: All Things SEP – RISE Students Share Their Experiences

RISE is a project-based learning course that helps bridge the gap between coursework and the workforce. Students work with local businesses on projects that the business proposes in order to help further their own personal knowledge and skill set, while also gaining professional experience in an internship-like setting. To prepare for the work with local businesses or institutions, students will learn about what it means to be a professional, covering such topics as personal values and leadership, business communications, workplace dynamics, and project management. Students will also create a digital portfolio documenting all of their work throughout the semester. This course is beneficial for any student interested in further developing their professional skill set but is limited to juniors and seniors. Students must have appropriate clothing for meeting with business owners/contacts. This is a one-semester block-period course but can be repeated to make a full year. In the second semester, students receive management credit through DMACC.

Follow the RISE Class on Facebook @Southeast Polk RISE,
and on X (previously known as Twitter) @sep_rise
Go to YouTube @SoutheastPolkRISE to check out their On The Rise Podcasts!