Student Events

The Job I Never Knew I Wanted: Klinner Insurance

Lakeside Center
Klinner Insurance Logo

Join us for an exciting lunch and learn session to learn more about the job you never knew you wanted. This month we're featuring Klinner Insurance. Learn about all your options to start and grow your career with an expanding company dedicated to supporting its employees' success. 

Attend in person at Nicolet College's beautiful Lakeside Center and enjoy a delicious lunch while networking with company executives, college staff, and other curious community members and students just like you!

Can't make it in person? That's ok too! Join virtually from the comfort of your home or office. Reserve your spot and find your dream career today!

If you have questions please contact Katie Brooks

This is Life: Introduction to Gardening

Northwoods Center - 209

Learn about how to get started gardening. Home grown veggies taste much better than store bought. Learn how to start a garden, how to plant seeds and seedlings, how to grow happy plants and the timing for planning and harvest. We'll try to cover everything you need to get a little garden growing. Dinner and a free gift will be provided.

Register here:


End of the Year Picnic & Transfer Fair

Lakeside Center
Students walking into Lakeside Center

Join us for the End of the Year Picnic and Transfer Fair. Enjoy a Mac & Cheese Buffet to celebrate your accomplishments!


  • Visit three tables at the Transfer Fair and be entered to win a prize
  • April Graduates pick up your Cap & Gown and Commencement Tickets!


Pitch Event

Tamarack - 210
pitch event april 12

Do you have an idea for a new business or product? We want to hear it! Apply now and compete in the Nicolet College Pitch Event. Presenters have four minutes to pitch their idea and two minutes for Q&A. The top-prize winner will receive $250! Second place wins $150 and third place $100.

Our top two (2) prize winners will advance to compete against contestants from other two-year campuses at the NEW Ideas Pitch Challenge on April 27. Prize money for first place at the regional event is $1,000.

Download and complete the registration by 5pm Monday, April 3rd.

Email completed registration to Curt Drumm at

Hosted by the Nicolet College Business Division and sponsored by the Nicolet College Foundation and Kwik Trip.

Event Details & Parameters


  • This is a 2-part pitch competition. The first round will be held locally at Nicolet College. The top two finishers will be able to advance to the Regional competition.
  • Contestants must be enrolled as a student at Nicolet College in any area of study in the current academic year (degree, technical diploma or certificate program, individual coursework, or other for-credit education) and have a valid student ID number.
  • Individual or Team presentations are permitted.
  • This is a “Business idea” style pitch event, encouraging students from all areas of Nicolet College with a business idea to compete.  
  • The business idea being pitched cannot have raised more than $20,000 in funding or have earned more than $20,000 in revenue.
  • There is no requirement on the potential scalability of business ideas. 
  • Lifestyle, products (manufactured or sold) or service businesses are acceptable.
  • You must be available to PITCH the idea to judges in-person at Nicolet College at 6pm April 12, 2023.
  • Top two (2) local Nicolet prize winners are able to advance to the Regional competition on April 27th.
  • Complete the PITCH COMPETITION Registration Form by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2023 and submit via e-mail to  Nicolet participants will be notified with details.

Pitch Structure

  • Individuals/teams will prepare a four (4) minute action-oriented pitch about a business idea.
  • The Pitch should be designed to sell the idea to an investor and/or lender.
  • A maximum of five (5) PowerPoint slides, or other visual aids, are encouraged.
  • Formal presentation materials or a complete business plan are not required.
  • Judges (3 total) may ask up to three (3) questions.
  • Responses to the questions must be limited to two minutes.
  • The order of the pitches will be randomly selected prior to the competition.
  • Personalized coaching from Nicolet business/entrepreneurship instructors is available.
  • The focus of the event is education, not publicity.

Local Pitch Competition at Nicolet College on April 12th

  • Nicolet College will host our local competition on Wednesday, April 12th at 6:00pm (on campus.)
  • A panel of three (3) judges shall select the top three (3) overall best pitches.
  • Cash prizes are awarded to first place ($250), second place ($150), and third place ($100).
  • The top two (2) Nicolet winners will advance to compete at the regional NEW Idea Pitch Challenge.

NEW Ideas Pitch Challenge with seven Regional 2-year WTCS Colleges on April 27th

  • NEW Ideas Pitch Challenge will be held at Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac on April 27th from 4-7pm. You may travel on your own or carpool, or Nicolet may provide transportation if needed.
  • There will be two contestants from each of seven WTCS colleges, for a total of 14 contestants.
  • A panel of three (3) judges shall select the four (4) overall best pitches.
  • Cash prizes are awarded to first place ($1000), second place ($500), third place ($250), and fourth prize ($100). Contestants placing 5th – 14th will receive a $50 Kwik Trip Gift Card as a Participation Award.   

Additional Information

  • There are no restrictions on prize money awarded to students for either event.  Students may use the money however they wish. The contest will distribute W-9 or other tax documentation required by the IRS.
  • Special thanks to the Nicolet College Foundation for sponsoring the local prize money, and to Kwik Trip for the gift cards. Regional competition prize money is sponsored by participating colleges.
  • For further information, contact Curt Drumm, Business and Entrepreneurship Instructor at Nicolet College at

Student Leadership Club Meeting

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Student Leadership Club Meeting

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Student clubs and organizations are the perfect opportunity to meet fellow students, gain professional experience, and get involved on campus and in the community. Join us monthly to represent the student voice for Nicolet Students and to learn about what the other clubs on campus are working on. The SLC membership is comprised of individuals from student clubs, and students wishing to participate.  

Job Fair

Lakeside Center

Open to community members and students. Meet with local and regional employers seeking to fill open positions.


  • Have a professional Linkedin portrait taken for FREE 
  • Spring 2023 Graduates pick up your Cap & Gown and Commencement Tickets
  • Fill a punch card by visiting 7 booths and receive a free meal from Lola's Lunchbox Food Truck


Share information about your business and open positions with students! Click here to sign up for a table.

Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony

Rhinelander Dome
Female graduate in front of crab apple tree

When: April 22, 2023 @ 10am 

Where: Rhinelander Dome, 863 Hodag Dome Drive, Rhinelander, WI 

If you are interested in participating in commencement please complete your petition by March 8th. The Graduation Petition can be found in your MyNicolet account under forms. More information on cap and gown pick up, and tickets will be coming out soon.

If you have questions, please contact Katie at