Fall Fiesta, Part-Time Job Fair: A Lively Marketplace for Student Involvement

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Opportunities for Penn College students, whether volunteering in the community or seeking a part-time job with an area business, were abundantly available at Tuesday’s outdoor Fall Fiesta and Career Services’ overlapping Part-Time Job Fair in the Bush Campus Center. About 75 participants staffed tables at the annual Student Activities event outside the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center, including campus organizations, Williamsport businesses, nonprofits and faith-based groups. The festive occasion was also documented in a YouTube slideshow, comprised of impromptu images captured by College Information and Community Relations co-workers as they apprised visitors of the department’s various creative offerings. Good sports and good vibes ruled the afternoon, as students and faculty/staff grabbed “accessories” and posed – some of them with the Wildcat mascot – in a playfully interactive way to get acquainted. In nearby Penn’s Inn, three dozen employers gauged interest and accepted applications from a steady stream of potential student workers.

– Photos by Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday

Among the uninhibited visitors to College Information and Community Relations' prop-laden table were pre-dental hygiene majors Ashley E. Cooper, of Red Lion (left), and Katelyn A. Wertz, of Bernville.

Among the uninhibited visitors to College Information and Community Relations’ prop-laden table were pre-dental hygiene majors Ashley E. Cooper, of Red Lion (left), and Katelyn A. Wertz, of Bernville.

With one of their classmates holding a mustache from within a therapeutic body sack used by occupational therapy assistants, members of the OTA Club entertain and enlighten Fiesta-goers.

With one of their classmates holding a mustache from within a therapeutic body sack used by occupational therapy assistants, members of the OTA Club entertain and enlighten Fiesta-goers.

From the Chess Club to local banks, churches to campus organizations, Penn College's Fall Fiesta offered an array of options for students' spare time.

From the Chess Club to local banks, churches to campus organizations, Penn College’s Fall Fiesta offered an array of options for students’ spare time.

The local chapter of the American Red Cross was among the nonprofit agencies on hand to recruit volunteers.

The local chapter of the American Red Cross was among the nonprofit agencies on hand to recruit volunteers.

A student becomes the canvas for a steady-handed painter from Just Plain Crazy Face Art.

A student becomes the canvas for a steady-handed painter from Just Plain Crazy Face Art.

During this presidential election year, a voter-registration table was a timely addition.

During this presidential election year, a voter-registration table was a timely addition.

A pair of students takes a spin of the "Hugs, Mugs and Brownies" wheel at the Wildcat Events Board booth.

A pair of students takes a spin of the “Hugs, Mugs and Brownies” wheel at the Wildcat Events Board booth.

A banner day for Penn College pride

A banner day for Penn College pride

New York City musician Aaron Zimmer provided a sunny day's entertainment on the campus mall.

New York City musician Aaron Zimmer provided a sunny day’s entertainment on the campus mall.

The inviting splash of the fountains outside the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center frames the bustle of an involved campus.

The inviting splash of the fountains outside the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center frames the bustle of an involved campus.

Fastenal's Scott Hummel talks with a student about possible part-time employment.

Fastenal’s Scott Hummel talks with a student about possible part-time employment.

Looking to fill positions vacated by deployed military personnel and students returning to out-of-town colleges, Dave Jamison of Dick's Sporting Goods staffs a busy table.

Looking to fill positions vacated by deployed military personnel and students returning to out-of-town colleges, Dave Jamison of Dick’s Sporting Goods staffs a busy table.

Among this year's newcomers was Kevin Rosenow, of Leclerc Foods USA Inc., in nearby Montgomery.

Among this year’s newcomers was Kevin Rosenow, of Leclerc Foods USA Inc., in nearby Montgomery.

David C. Carabin, vice president of production for Key Bellevilles Inc., Leechburg – the "largest manufacturer of disc springs in the world" – engages a student.

David C. Carabin, vice president of production for Key Bellevilles Inc., Leechburg – the “largest manufacturer of disc springs in the world” – engages a student.

Representing The Crazy Tomato restaurant on Loyalsock Township's "Golden Strip" were Duane J. Meixel (left), whose education includes a 1982 associate degree in business management from Williamsport Area Community College, and Chad Clabaugh.

Representing The Crazy Tomato restaurant on Loyalsock Township’s “Golden Strip” were Duane J. Meixel (left), whose education includes a 1982 associate degree in business management from Williamsport Area Community College, and Chad Clabaugh.

Jon Witt, hiring and training manager for Dante's Restaurants Inc. in State College – which employs Malyn M. Baney, a Penn College baking and pastry arts student from Centre Hall – has his eyes open for more hospitality talent.

Jon Witt, hiring and training manager for Dante’s Restaurants Inc. in State College – which employs Malyn M. Baney, a Penn College baking and pastry arts student from Centre Hall – has his eyes open for more hospitality talent.

Ready to discuss employment opportunities at Susque-View Home, Lock Haven, are Beth Maguire-Watkins, admissions coordinator and a 1997 Penn College nursing graduate (left), and Rita A. Foley, human resources director.

Ready to discuss employment opportunities at Susque-View Home, Lock Haven, are Beth Maguire-Watkins, admissions coordinator and a 1997 Penn College nursing graduate (left), and Rita A. Foley, human resources director.

Two students talk with David A. Study, Community Services Group recruiter.

Two students talk with David A. Study, Community Services Group recruiter.