Talent Search

The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education.


Montana Tech’s Talent Search (TS) program will provide academic, career, and financial counseling to our high school and middle school participants and encourage them to graduate from high school and continue on to the post-secondary school of their choice.

Talent Search is an outreach program supported by Montana Tech and funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Talent Search provides services such as: career exploration, college planning and financial aid workshops, academic advising/career counseling, campus visitation, social/cultural programs, field trips, tutoring and much more!

Talent Search’s primary focus is, but is not limited to, helping low income and first generation students build the skills to succeed in post-secondary education.

Services provided:

    • Weekly meetings

    • Academic advising

    • Career and personal counseling

    • Time, money and stress management

    • Public service activities

    • Building of cultural awareness

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Michelle Christianson (Helena schools)

Cell: (406)-439-2387

Brandon McLean (Anaconda schools)
TRIO Coordinator

Cell: (406) 491-3023

Kristy Dalleserra
East Middle School Academic Coach

Cell (406) 490-6454

Montana Technological University
Health Science Building 203
1300 West Park
Butte, MT 59701
Fax: (406) 496-4696