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04.21.2022

Employer visits to round out spring job-recruitment opportunities

Five employers will meet during the coming week with Penn College students and alumni, the semester’s final round of recruiters’ “pop-up” information tables.

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Alumni Career Services Students
04.14.2022

Employers to hit multiple sites in search of Penn College talent

Students and alums better rest up during the next few days, as the new week brings a busy schedule of companies’ “pop-up information tables” – on main campus, at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center and upstairs in the Lumley Aviation Center – as well as a large-scale Employee Recruitment Day outdoors.

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Alumni Career Services Students
04.14.2022

A ‘Finale,’ yes, but it’s only the beginning!

Balloons and signage convey the happiness of the mid-May occasion.
Balloons and signage convey the happiness of the mid-May occasion.
Students receive commencement tickets from Karen E. Wright, graduation assistant in the registrar's office.
Students receive commencement tickets from Karen E. Wright, graduation assistant in the registrar’s office.
Roni F. Fitzhugh, of Tobyhanna, graduating with an associate degree in welding technology and a bachelor's in welding and fabrication engineering technology, holds a major-related prop ... and gratitude for her support network. Students were encouraged to show their appreciation for the people who helped them along the road to commencement.
Roni F. Fitzhugh, of Tobyhanna, graduating with an associate degree in welding technology and a bachelor’s in welding and fabrication engineering technology, holds a major-related prop … and gratitude for her support network. Students were encouraged to show their appreciation for the people who helped them along the road to commencement.
Caps and gowns, as well as alumni merchandise, were available at The College Store's table.
Caps and gowns, as well as alumni merchandise, were available at The College Store’s table.
Armed with everything they need, soon-to-be grads leave to complete their last few weeks at Penn College.
Armed with everything they need, soon-to-be grads leave to complete their last few weeks at Penn College.

Tuesday’s Grad Finale in Penn’s Inn gave seniors an all-in-one-place opportunity to pick up commencement tickets, order graduation announcements, purchase their caps and gowns, shop for class rings and diploma frames, and learn about other services connected to their imminent commencement. Departing seniors could also enter their names to win some awesome graduation-related prizes!
Photos by Alexis M. Burrell, student photographer

Career Services College Store Faculty & Staff Students
04.14.2022

On their best behavior

Career Services' Etiquette Dinners take the mystery out of fine dining.
Career Services’ Etiquette Dinners take the mystery out of fine dining.
Amid tables topped with a confusing assortment of plates, glassware and utensils, guest services attendant Ann L. Lukowsky puts student diners at ease.
Amid tables topped with a confusing assortment of plates, glassware and utensils, guest services attendant Ann L. Lukowsky puts student diners at ease.
Well-fed (and even more well-mannered) by evening's end, students fill the PDC for an Etiquette Dinner.
Well-fed (and even more well-mannered) by evening’s end, students fill the PDC for an Etiquette Dinner.
Carter J. Simcox takes note of an easy-to-remember mnemonic method for determining which bread plate and drinking glass correspond to a place setting: a lowercase "b" with the left hand and a "d" with the right. Simcox, of Lock Haven, earned an associate degree in architectural technology last year and is pursuing a bachelor's in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration.
Carter J. Simcox takes note of an easy-to-remember mnemonic method for determining which bread plate and drinking glass correspond to a place setting: a lowercase “b” with the left hand and a “d” with the right. Simcox, of Lock Haven, earned an associate degree in architectural technology last year and is pursuing a bachelor’s in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration.
Good taste, great food and proper presentation converge in a Le Jeune Chef-prepared meal.
Good taste, great food and proper presentation converge in a Le Jeune Chef-prepared meal.

The latest in a series of Etiquette Dinners, valuable learning opportunities for student job-seekers who may be invited to meet with prospective employers over a full-course meal at an elegant restaurant, was held Tuesday in the Thompson Professional Development Center.

Career Services staff, hospitality experts from Le Jeune Chef Restaurant and faculty mentors helped guide dozens of students through the dining “do’s and don’t’s” during a literal tabletop exercise.

Many of the night’s patrons are students traveling to Spain this spring for a 12-day global experience with Naim N. Jabbour, assistant professor of architecture, who hosted this latest Etiquette Dinner with John F. Chappo, assistant professor of history/history of technology.
Photos by Kollin G. Kisner, student photographer

Business, Arts & Sciences Career Services Faculty & Staff Students
04.08.2022

Penn College hosts ‘Career Pathways’ roundtable

Students eyeing careers in applied technology – particularly the manufacturing, health care and energy components of the American workforce – got authoritative guidance during a Pennsylvania College of Technology-hosted roundtable on April 7.

The event was sponsored by Energy Transfer, which owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in North America, and drew on the expertise and the experience of six panelists.

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03.31.2022

Outgoing president spurs outpouring of ‘Legacy’ support

Pennsylvania College of Technology on Thursday kicked off Legacy Day, a 24-hour celebration to unite alumni, faculty, staff, students and the campus community in honoring President Davie Jane Gilmour’s transformational leadership.

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03.11.2022

In-person Etiquette Dinners resume at LJC

Student leaders gather for an enlightening (and tasty) Etiquette Dinner at Le Jeune Chef Restaurant.
Student leaders gather for an enlightening (and tasty) Etiquette Dinner at Le Jeune Chef Restaurant.

Twelve campus leaders recently attended the first Etiquette Dinner of the semester at Penn College’s Le Jeune Chef Restaurant.

Etiquette Dinners provide an opportunity for students to join Career Services and Le Jeune Chef staff for a delicious meal while having fun, as well as learning the do’s of eating and interviewing in a fine-dining atmosphere.

The Office of Student Engagement and Career Services – pleased to be able to hold such an in-person event again – collaborated on the event in advance of Penn College’s Spring Career Fair. The dinner was coordinated by Erin S. Shultz, career services manager (who provided the photo); Stacey L. Girven, career and alumni engagement coordinator; and Shannon L. Skaluba, OSE’s student organization specialist.

Career Services Events Faculty & Staff Students
03.03.2022

Students in demand at Penn College Career Fair

Projections of a robust job market for the Class of 2022 were supported by employer participation at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s recent in-person Spring Career Fair.

More than 230 companies, offering thousands of job and internship opportunities, met with about 1,000 students at the daylong event, split between the college’s Field House and Bardo Gymnasium.

“The Career Fair sold out in under three days. That’s the fastest we’ve ever filled all the spaces designated for employers,” said Erin S. Shultz, career events manager. “About 150 employers were on our waiting list, which was another record. Those companies were offered spots at the major-specific Employer Recruitment Days that we’ll be hosting during the next several weeks.”

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Alumni Career Services College Relations Events Students
12.18.2021

College bestows Distinguished Alumni Award at commencement

Pennsylvania College of Technology presented Kevin L. Imes with a Distinguished Alumni Award at Fall 2021 Commencement.

Imes, of Palmyra, a construction project manager at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, earned an associate degree in building construction technology and a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Penn College in 2003 and 2007, respectively.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to those who have made significant contributions in their chosen fields, demonstrated the importance of their education at Penn College or its predecessors, participated in leadership roles within the community, and demonstrated a commitment to their alma mater.

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12.13.2021

Kuzio family establishes first endowed internship fund

Keith and Jennifer Kuzio and their family are supporting Legacy Campaign efforts at Pennsylvania College of Technology by establishing the first endowed internship fund at the institution.

Keith Kuzio was a civil engineer and executive with Larson Design Group for 35 years before retiring to open a leadership consulting practice in 2020. Jennifer Kuzio has been an educator engaged in work with pre-kindergarten, elementary and college students for more than two decades.

“Keith and Jennifer’s steadfast leadership and financial investments throughout the Penn College community and the Greater Williamsport area continue to create access and improve lives,” said Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour. “Our tomorrows are so much brighter because of their humble spirit and servant leadership – a truly inspiring legacy.”

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Career Services College Relations President Scholarships Students
10.08.2021

Employers, students embrace Penn College Career Fair

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s decision to be one of the few benefited many at its recent in-person Fall Career Fair.

Students and employers alike expressed gratitude for the opportunity to meet en masse for the first time since October 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 230 employers and 1,450 students participated in the daylong event, split between the college’s Field House and Bardo Gymnasium.

“It’s phenomenal,” said Patrick Hutt, service supervisor for Siemens, a global technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport and health care. “When you meet someone face to face, you pick up on how they portray themselves, how they react to questions. When doing it virtually, you don’t pick up on that stuff at all, so this is a pleasant experience.”

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09.24.2021

Opening doors, out of doors

With autumn's arrival, it's time to "fall" under employers' spell!
With autumn’s arrival, it’s time to “fall” under employers’ spell!

September’s final On-Campus Recruitment Days, continuing an extravaganza of opportunity conveniently organized throughout the month by Career Services, will give students several more chances to network with business and industry contacts: 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Monday (Sept. 27) on the Schneebeli Earth Science Center front lawn, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday (Sept. 27) on the Bush Campus Center patio, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 28) on the main campus mall. For each session’s lineup of companies, consult the flyer: Employer Recruitment Days (11-13)

Career Services Students
09.15.2021

Employers’ well-traveled road leads to ESC students

Recruiters from Liberty Excavators, Inc., a site development contractor based in Camp Hill, engage students in conversation.
Recruiters from Liberty Excavators, Inc., a site development contractor based in Camp Hill, engage students in conversation.
Bobcat looking for Wildcats: Daniela Bolivar, recruiting specialist with Crownstone Equipment/McGrew Equipment hands over her business card to prospects. The companies, focused on Bobcat and a diverse line of equipment, are located in southcentral Pennsylvania and northern Maryland.
Bobcat looking for Wildcats! Daniela Bolivar, recruiting specialist with Crownstone Equipment/McGrew Equipment hands over her business card to prospects. The companies, focused on Bobcat and a diverse line of equipment, are located in southcentral Pennsylvania and northern Maryland.
Employers gain access to Penn College talent at the arrestingly scenic front door to the ESC.
Employers gain access to Penn College talent at the arrestingly scenic front door to the ESC.
Diesel technology students David Fisher (foreground), from Newville, and Nathan A. Hunsinger, of Catawissa, sign paperwork at the Allan Myers table.
Diesel technology students David Fisher (foreground), from Newville, and Nathan A. Hunsinger, of Catawissa, sign paperwork at the Allan Myers table.
Joseph C. Moore (right), a 2020 graduate of heavy construction equipment technology: operator emphasis, leads the discussion for Brubacher Excavating Inc.
Joseph C. Moore (right), a 2020 graduate of heavy construction equipment technology: operator emphasis, leads the discussion for Brubacher Excavating Inc.

A September series of Employer Recruitment Days continued this week, including the month’s first at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center – an outdoor venue that offered a picturesque setting in which to chart one’s vocational path. “It is so exciting to see employers and students interacting and networking on campus again!” enthused Danielle M. Liddic, Career Services’ employer and industry relations manager, on Tuesday. “These first Employer Recruitment Days have been tremendously successful with positive feedback from employers and students, as well as faculty.” Watch PCToday for more networking opportunities as the schedule encompasses additional events on main campus and at the ESC and Lumley Aviation Center. And check out “all things career-related” through Penn College’s newly established Center for Career Design on the third floor of Madigan Library.

Career Services Students
09.10.2021

Additional Employer Recruitment Days, straight ahead!

Three more Employer Recruitment Days will be held in the coming week, one at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center and two on the main campus mall. Helpfully organized by Career Services, the events will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, on the ESC front lawn; and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 14 and 16, outside the Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center. For more information, including lists of scheduled employers, consult the Career Services flyer: Employer Recruitment Days (3-5)

Career Services Students
09.07.2021

Job-seekers stake out their place in the sun

Returning to his alma mater to recruit for B. Braun Medical is Joshua A. Berger (center), a 2020 plastics and polymer engineering technology graduate.
Returning to his alma mater to recruit for B. Braun Medical is Joshua A. Berger (center), a 2020 plastics and polymer engineering technology graduate.
Blake Kane, a plastics and polymer engineering technology student from Coal Township, converses with David E. Yaeger (left), president of Product Development Factory Inc. and a 2001 alumnus of computer-aided product and systems design.
Blake Kane, a plastics and polymer engineering technology student from Coal Township, converses with David E. Yaeger (left), president of Product Development Factory Inc. and a 2001 alumnus in computer-aided product and systems design.
Blue pop-up tents match the late-summer sky, appealing conditions for the alchemy between employers and tomorrow makers.
Blue pop-up tents match the late-summer sky, appealing conditions for the alchemy between employers and tomorrow makers.
Engaging in information shared by KaBrile Bradley (far right), talent acquisition manager for Graham Packaging, are welding students (from left): Cole L. Wrede, of Glen Rock, N.J.; Robert E. Kisner IV, of Ulster; and Nikolas J. Harnish, of Newmanstown.
Engaging in information shared by KaBrile Bradley (far right), talent acquisition manager for Graham Packaging, are welding students (from left): Cole L. Wrede, of Glen Rock, N.J.; Robert E. Kisner IV, of Ulster; and Nikolas J. Harnish, of Newmanstown.
Eye contact and a confident grip! Getting to know representatives of Kingsbury Inc., are Noah R. Tovar (shaking hands at right), a machine tool technology student from Shenandoah, and Giovanni B. Ferrari, a manufacturing engineering technology student from Harvey’s Lake.
Eye contact and a confident grip! Getting to know representatives of Kingsbury Inc., are Noah R. Tovar (shaking hands at right), a machine tool technology student from Shenandoah, and Giovanni B. Ferrari, a manufacturing engineering technology student from Harvey’s Lake.

The first of September’s 13 Employer Recruitment Days organized by Career Services was held on the campus mall Tuesday, featuring phenomenal weather and 10 businesses drawn by varied majors within the School of Engineering Technologies. A similar event scheduled for Thursday will also focus on automated manufacturing and machining, plastics and polymer engineering technology, and welding and metal fabrication; 11 more will complete the month’s calendar. (Watch PCToday for more dates in the series – some at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center and Lumley Aviation Center, and several indoors involving a smaller number of employers.)

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