Career Fairs Link Job-Seeking Students, Grads With Employers

Career Fairs this week gave Penn College students and alumni invaluable access to more than 180 employers representing nearly 2,100 job and internship opportunities. This semester’s Career Services-sponsored events were from 9 a.m.-noon Monday in the ATHS lobby for health sciences majors; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday in Bardo Gym for all majors; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the Earth Science Center for natural resources technologies majors.

– Photos by Craig R. Urey, student photographer;
Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday; and Jennifer A. Cline, writer/editor-One College Avenue

Dressed for success, construction management seniors (from left) Mitchel E. McLaughlin, Lukes D. Coakley and Joshua T. Brem map out Career Fair strategy.

Dressed for success, construction management seniors (from left) Mitchel E. McLaughlin, Lukes D. Coakley and Joshua T. Brem map out Career Fair strategy.

Alumna Joni Bilbay (in green scarf) and Maria Cockerham (seated), both of HCR ManorCare, talk with a student.

Alumna Joni Bilbay (in green scarf) and Maria Cockerham (seated), both of HCR ManorCare, talk with a student.

Daniel J. Hickel (left) and Benjamin M. Webber, both of whom graduated last year with multiple degrees in heavy construction equipment technology emphases, are among the Penn College alumni employed by H.L. Wiker Inc.

Daniel J. Hickel (left) and Benjamin M. Webber, both of whom graduated last year with multiple degrees in heavy construction equipment technology emphases, are among the Penn College alumni employed by H.L. Wiker Inc.

Shannon L. Abercrombie, a student in applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration, talks with Mary Burns, director of nurse recruitment for Susquehanna Health.

Shannon L. Abercrombie, a student in applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration, talks with Mary Burns, director of nurse recruitment for Susquehanna Health.

Dana R. Suter, coordinator of part-time student employment and career programs, helps students check in at Bardo Gym.

Dana R. Suter, coordinator of part-time student employment and career programs, helps students check in at Bardo Gym.

Student Hector A. Alvarez Jr., a residential construction technology and management major, gets acquainted with Mike Cahill of Keystone Custom Homes.

Student Hector A. Alvarez Jr., a residential construction technology and management major, gets acquainted with Mike Cahill of Keystone Custom Homes.

Guy A. Loomis, a 1994 welding technology graduate, representing Cameron Manufacturing & Design Inc.

Guy A. Loomis, a 1994 welding technology graduate, representing Cameron Manufacturing & Design Inc.

Health information technology student Sarah M. Tate-McCann talks with Geisinger’s Joshua Wolfe.

Health information technology student Sarah M. Tate-McCann talks with Geisinger’s Joshua Wolfe.

Master Teacher Dennis F. Ringling, soon to retire after more than four decades of teaching forestry, catches up with King's Sawmill Inc. representatives Jeffrey S. Liedtka ('07, forest technology) and wife Lindsay.

Master Teacher Dennis F. Ringling, soon to retire after more than four decades of teaching forestry, catches up with King’s Sawmill Inc. representatives Jeffrey S. Liedtka (’07, forest technology) and wife Lindsay.

A student discusses a possible career at Schramm Inc. with 2012 alumnus Lucas J. Gilson, who holds a degree in heavy construction equipment technology: Caterpillar emphasis.

A student discusses a possible career at Schramm Inc. with 2012 alumnus Lucas J. Gilson, who holds a degree in heavy construction equipment technology: Caterpillar emphasis.

Robert Dobosh, Cheryl Danilowicz and alumnus (and current student) Scott D. Hubler of Tri-M Group talk with electrical occupations student Jared M. Blair.

Robert Dobosh, Cheryl Danilowicz and alumnus (and current student) Scott D. Hubler of Tri-M Group talk with electrical occupations student Jared M. Blair.

Jared W. Adams (seated), a 1997 alumnus of the former landscape/nursery technology major, reunites with horticulture instructor Carl J. Bower Jr.

Jared W. Adams (seated), a 1997 alumnus of the former landscape/nursery technology major, reunites with horticulture instructor Carl J. Bower Jr.

Applied health studies: radiography concentration student Terry M. Conard consults with Drew Brungard of Mount Nittany Health.

Applied health studies: radiography concentration student Terry M. Conard consults with Drew Brungard of Mount Nittany Health.

Kendra N. Dutrow, a 2013 graduate in computer aided product design and computer aided drafting technology, now employed by Industrial Construction Services & Design Inc.

Kendra N. Dutrow, a 2013 graduate in computer aided product design and computer aided drafting technology, now employed by Industrial Construction Services & Design Inc.

Students talk with recruiters from a variety of health care organizations in the ATHS lobby.

Students talk with recruiters from a variety of health care organizations in the ATHS lobby.

Halliburton's Kristy Celitti talks with students at the company's popular ESC booth.

Halliburton’s Kristy Celitti talks with students at the company’s popular ESC booth.

Centre Crest representatives Zachary Robinson and Dana Keeler chat with a student.

Centre Crest representatives Zachary Robinson and Dana Keeler chat with a student.

Corvin K. Oberholtzer, a 2012 graduate in residential construction technology and management, scouts at the ESC for Abel Construction Co. Inc.

Corvin K. Oberholtzer, a 2012 graduate in residential construction technology and management, scouts at the ESC for Abel Construction Co. Inc.

Alumnus Jason J. Kelly (HVAC, '08) of Power Engineering Corp.

Alumnus Jason J. Kelly (HVAC, ’08) of Power Engineering Corp.

Students visit a PPL Renewable Energy table staffed by Thomas W. Judge, a 1984 diesel mechanics alumnus.

Students visit a PPL Renewable Energy table staffed by Thomas W. Judge, a 1984 diesel mechanics alumnus.

Carl Bisesi, of H.O. Penn Machinery Inc., among Penn College's supportive Caterpillar connections, gives one-on-one attention to a student.

Carl Bisesi, of H.O. Penn Machinery Inc., among Penn College’s supportive Caterpillar connections, gives one-on-one attention to a student.

Alumnus W.A. "Bill" Kolibaba, also a member of the college's Diesel Technology Advisory Committee, talks with visitors to the Fyda Freightliner Inc. table.

Alumnus W.A. “Bill” Kolibaba, also a member of the college’s Diesel Technology Advisory Committee, talks with visitors to the Fyda Freightliner Inc. table.

Donald E. Sherry, whose multiple degrees include a 2007 bachelor's in manufacturing engineering technology, traveled back to campus on behalf of Hardinge Inc.

Donald E. Sherry, whose multiple degrees include a 2007 bachelor’s in manufacturing engineering technology, traveled back to campus on behalf of Hardinge Inc.

Graduate Jeffrey A. Johnson (automated manufacturing, '97) of Moore Nanotechnology explains job opportunities to student Joshua J. Saul, manufacturing engineering technology.

Graduate Jeffrey A. Johnson (automated manufacturing, ’97) of Moore Nanotechnology explains job opportunities to student Joshua J. Saul, manufacturing engineering technology.

Representatives of Brubacher Excavating Inc. assess a job applicant.

Representatives of Brubacher Excavating Inc. assess a job applicant.