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Career Fair Scores ‘March Madness’ Victory Against Old Man Winter, 4-0


A late-season snowstorm briefly clouded the logistics, but the weather had no lasting effect on the week’s Career Fair objective: connect as many Penn College students as possible with the employers who can provide mutually beneficial job opportunities. At four sites over three days, plowing through the challenges of a compromised schedule, Career Services made it happen. Soon-to-be graduates – dressed for success, fortified with confidence and laden with resumes – traversed the various venues, sizing up corporate representatives (a respectable cohort of Penn College alumni among them) and vice versa. The college’s reputation for providing employers with qualified and reliable workers also found its way into the pages of the Centre Daily Times this week: A Career Fair exhibitor at The Pennsylvania State University reported the success her company has had with interns from Penn College’s on-site power generation major.

– Photos by Marc T. Kaylor, student photographer, and Carol A. Lugg, coordinator of matriculation and retention, School of Natural Resources Management

Caterpillar's familiar black and yellow are regularly on display at Penn College career events.
Caterpillar’s familiar black and yellow are regularly on display at Penn College career events.

Republic Services, a York-based waste/recycling company, brought an interest in a variety of majors.
Republic Services, a York-based waste/recycling company, brought an interest in a variety of majors.

Diesel and heavy-equipment students stop by the Prevost booth at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center.
Diesel and heavy-equipment students stop by the Prevost booth at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center.

Andrew J. Powley, a heavy construction equipment: operator emphasis major from Dillburg, speaks with Bryan E. Frey from Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc.(who also serves on the Heavy Construction Equipment Operator Emphasis Advisory Committee).
Andrew J. Powley, a heavy construction equipment: operator emphasis major from Dillburg, speaks with Bryan E. Frey from Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc.(who also serves on the Heavy Construction Equipment Operator Emphasis Advisory Committee).

The Lumley Aviation Center hosts a networking opportunity for students at the Montoursville facility.
The Lumley Aviation Center hosts a networking opportunity for students at the Montoursville facility.

Piedmont Airlines representatives engage a row of aviation majors.
Piedmont Airlines representatives engage a row of aviation majors.

Valerie Houser, from Mission Aviation Fellowship, returned to scout aviation-related majors.
Valerie Houser, from Mission Aviation Fellowship, returned to scout aviation-related majors.

The U.S. Army maintained Career Fair presence, talking with all majors at multiple locations.
The U.S. Army maintained Career Fair presence, talking with all majors at multiple locations.

Interaction, anywhere you look
Interaction, anywhere you look

A Career Fair attendee gains the collective ear of the full team from Schneider Electric.
A Career Fair attendee gains the collective ear of the full team from Schneider Electric.

Oberg Industries Inc.'s Ryan N. Vance, who graduated from Penn College with four manufacturing-related degrees in 2011, talks with manufacturing engineering technology major Christopher M. Blaho, of Ambridge.
Oberg Industries Inc.’s Ryan N. Vance, who graduated from Penn College with four manufacturing-related degrees in 2011, talks with manufacturing engineering technology major Christopher M. Blaho, of Ambridge.

Career advice is anything but off-the-wall.
Career advice is anything but off-the-wall.

Getting acquainted at the Ashland Technologies Inc. booth
Getting acquainted at the Ashland Technologies Inc. booth

Job-seeking students busily work both sides of the aisle, ascertaining the best possible fit for their Penn College-honed skills.
Job-seeking students busily work both sides of the aisle, ascertaining the best possible fit for their Penn College-honed skills.

Bardo Gym is transformed into a marketplace where students and alumni indulge their career possibilities.
Bardo Gym is transformed into a marketplace where students and alumni indulge their career possibilities.

Representatives of Samtec Inc., an Erie-based manufacturer of cables and other electronic connectors, meet with plastics and machining students for internships and co-ops.
Representatives of Samtec Inc., an Erie-based manufacturer of cables and other electronic connectors, meet with plastics and machining students for internships and co-ops.

Cameron Manufacturing and Design Inc., Horseheads, N.Y., recruits for a variety of full-time, seasonal and internship/co-op opportunities.
Cameron Manufacturing and Design Inc., Horseheads, N.Y., recruits for a variety of full-time, seasonal and internship/co-op opportunities.

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