Alumni Augment Time-Tested Credibility of College’s Career Fair

More than 235 employers, whose representatives included hundreds of Penn College graduates, attended Tuesday’s Career Fair in Bardo Gym and the Field House.

– Photos by Larry D. Kauffman, digital publishing specialist/photographer

Employers and students get to know one another in the Field House.

Employers and students get to know one another in the Field House.

Construction management student Tamara D. Altom, of Williamsport, visits the Gilbane Building Co. table. Representing the Baltimore-based company are Ryan P. Becker (left) and Kyle J. Williams, both alumni of the college's School of Construction & Design Technologies.

Construction management student Tamara D. Altom, of Williamsport, visits the Gilbane Building Co. table. Representing the Baltimore-based company are Ryan P. Becker (left) and Kyle J. Williams, both alumni of the college’s School of Construction & Design Technologies.

Nature's Accents Landscape Services Inc., Hamburg, stacks the deck with Penn College alumni. From left are Cody A. Reilly, 2013; Travis M. Breininger, 2001; Anthony S. Moyer, 2007; and (behind the crowd) Justin H. Bentz, 2001 ...

Nature’s Accents Landscape Services Inc., Hamburg, stacks the deck with Penn College alumni. From left are Cody A. Reilly, 2013; Travis M. Breininger, 2001; Anthony S. Moyer, 2007; and (behind the crowd) Justin H. Bentz, 2001 …

... who are not above lightening the mood while aiding soon-to-be-graduates' very serious pursuit of employment.

… who are not above lightening the mood while aiding soon-to-be-graduates’ very serious pursuit of employment.

Shawnalee E. Hughes, Career Services secretary, makes the check-in process smooth and efficient.

Shawnalee E. Hughes, Career Services secretary, makes the check-in process smooth and efficient.

The Turner Construction Co., Philadelphia, recruits from a number of majors for full-time employees, internships, co-ops and summer hires.

The Turner Construction Co., Philadelphia, recruits from a number of majors for full-time employees, internships, co-ops and summer hires.

Timothy R. Milholin, who holds Penn College degrees in surveying technology (2008) and civil engineering technology (2009), helps staff the booth for McTish, Kunkle & Associates.

Timothy R. Milholin, who holds Penn College degrees in surveying technology (2008) and civil engineering technology (2009), helps staff the booth for McTish, Kunkle & Associates.

Lucas R. Lorson (center), a 2008 graduate in plastics and polymer technology, returns to campus with co-workers from Carclo Technical Plastics, Latrobe.

Lucas R. Lorson (center), a 2008 graduate in plastics and polymer technology, returns to campus with co-workers from Carclo Technical Plastics, Latrobe.

Caterpillar Inc.'s Griffin Reome talks with a prospect alongside Milton CAT's Buster Fiacco.

Caterpillar Inc.’s Griffin Reome talks with a prospect alongside Milton CAT’s Buster Fiacco.

Joel M. Papu (left), an automotive alumnus twice over, shares information about Subaru of America.

Joel M. Papu (left), an automotive alumnus twice over, shares information about Subaru of America.

Among the employees on hand for Toll Brothers, Horsham, is Steven R. Brannan, who holds two construction-related degrees from the college.

Among the employees on hand for Toll Brothers, Horsham, is Steven R. Brannan, who holds two construction-related degrees from the college.

A pair of business administration: management concentration students talk with Trooper Jennifer B. McMunn, a Pennsylvania State Police recruiter.

A pair of business administration: management concentration students talk with Trooper Jennifer B. McMunn, a Pennsylvania State Police recruiter.

Comments – 2 Comments

It’s a shame that these representatives do not stay for the entire job fair. My son had classes he could not miss. He ran home after his last class, showered, dressed in his suit and headed to the job fair only to find there were only three representatives in his career field left for him to see. He was extremely disappointed.

Posted by Jennifer McMichael at October 19, 2016 at 10:30 am

Thank you for sharing your son’s experience, Jennifer. While Penn College Career Services encourages employers to interact with students until the Career Fair ends at 4 p.m., that is not always possible given individual employer circumstances and responsibilities. Luckily, each employer’s contact information and the names of the company representatives who attended the fair are listed on the Penn College Career Fair website. I would encourage your son to work with Career Services to develop a letter of introduction and email his resume to his targeted employers.

Posted by Shelley Moore, director of Career Services at October 19, 2016 at 4:52 pm

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