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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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Alumni Business, Arts & Sciences Career Services College Relations Engineering Technologies Events Nursing & Health Sciences Students
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
09.16.2021

Wanna seize the day? Here are four more!

The ESC will again host employers as one of three sites for the coming week's Recruitment Days. Among the college's partners who visited recently is Anderson Equipment Co., one of the institution's supportive Corporate Tomorrow Makers.
The ESC will again host employers as one of three sites for the coming week’s Recruitment Days. Among the college’s partners who visited recently is Anderson Equipment Co., one of the institution’s supportive Corporate Tomorrow Makers.

The month’s whirlwind lineup of 13 On-Campus Recruitment opportunities continues in earnest, with employers visiting Penn College on four of five days during the coming week! Students from a variety of majors can talk potential careers with an equally diverse group of business and industry representatives from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Monday (Sept. 20) on the Schneebeli Earth Science Center front lawn, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday (Sept. 20) in the Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center atrium, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 21) on the main campus mall, from 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday (Sept. 22) at the Lumley Aviation Center, and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 23) back on the main campus mall. For more in-depth information, including the roster of companies and the academic areas from which they’re recruiting, consult the Career Services flyer: Employer Recruitment (6-10)

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.)

Alumni Career Services Students
07.30.2021

Take a student-led tour of Penn College!

Presidential Student Ambassador Lauryn A. Stauffer is your effusive and illuminating guide to Pennsylvania College of Technology in a newly launched video produced by Public Relations & Marketing. Loaded with fresh footage of renovated labs and popular campus hang spots, the comprehensive tour takes you through main campus, down the road to the Lumley Aviation Center and over the mountain to the Schneebeli Earth Science Center.

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Admissions Business, Arts & Sciences Career Services Dining Services Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Gallery General Information Library Makerspace Nursing & Health Sciences Sports Students
03.30.2021

April showers bring revealing hours – register today!

Four virtual workshops in April, continuing Penn College’s series of free community presentations, will provide expert advice on topics as richly varied as the institution’s curriculum portfolio.

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Career Services Engineering Technologies Events Faculty & Staff Landscape/Horticulture Nursing & Health Sciences Physical Therapist Assistant Plastics & Polymer Sports Students
02.16.2021

New Penn College center helps transform tomorrow

A new Pennsylvania College of Technology facility dedicated to helping students, alumni and industry partners transform tomorrow is earning high marks today from its first group of visitors.

The Center for Career Design introduced its variety of free resources and offered one-on-one assistance to students majoring in physician assistant studies. The recent experience complemented classroom workshops presented by Career Services staff for the students’ Professionalism and Ethics course.

An “accommodating environment” is how Bryan M. Bilbao, of Old Forge, described the center. “One day we will be in the real world having to do interviews, having to make final edits to our resumes, talking to people in a professional manner in a professional setting. It was very cool to come over here and try to encompass those things into one,” he said.

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Alumni Career Services College Relations Faculty & Staff Nursing & Health Sciences Physician Assistant Students
02.11.2021

Center for Career Design helps transform tomorrow … today

The Center for Career Design at Pennsylvania College of Technology is earning high marks from visitors. Physician assistant students were among the first to use the center’s free resources for all things career-related. Located as part of College Relations on the third floor of the Madigan Library, the facility brings together students, alumni and industry partners to benefit tomorrow’s workforce. The center’s offerings include resume/cover letter development, free business cards and professional clothing options, as well as space for interviews and networking. “One day, we will be in the real world, having to do interviews, having to make final edits to our resumes, as well as talking to people in a professional manner, as well as in a professional setting,” Bryan M. Bilbao, a physician assistant studies major from Old Forge, says in a video about the center. “So it was very cool to come over here and try to encompass all of those things into one.”

 

Alumni Career Services College Relations Events Faculty & Staff Nursing & Health Sciences Physician Assistant Students
02.04.2021

321 … countdown to a career!

Staff help physician assistant students with resume writing in the spacious office layout, which accommodates individual attention in a socially distanced environment.
Staff help physician assistant students with resume writing in the spacious office layout, which accommodates individual attention in a socially distanced environment.
Visiting the station for ordering business cards is Olalekan L. “Larry” Showunmi, a senior in physician assistant studies from Dover.
Visiting the station for ordering business cards is Olalekan L. “Larry” Showunmi, a senior in physician assistant studies from Dover.
Constance J. “Connie” Plankenhorn (left), of Williamsport, and Chaela Swink, of Hughesville – seniors in physician assistant studies – enjoy the view of the library lawn from a high-top table in the inviting entryway.
Constance J. “Connie” Plankenhorn (left), of Williamsport, and Chaela Swink, of Hughesville – seniors in physician assistant studies – enjoy the view of the library lawn from a high-top table in the inviting entryway.
Olivia A. Forney, of Williamsport (foreground), another physician assistant studies major, refines her resume.
Olivia A. Forney, of Williamsport (foreground), another physician assistant studies major, refines her resume.
PA majors explore the options in the Career Gear clothes closet, which helps students make impactful impressions at job interviews and networking opportunities.
PA majors explore the options in the Career Gear clothes closet, which helps students make impactful impressions at job interviews and networking opportunities.

Students got acquainted with the many services available at Penn College’s new Center for Career Design – the consolidated home of College Relations in Room 321 of Madigan Library – during a Wednesday morning event. The center will foster collaboration among students, graduates and employers to ensure students’ career readiness, while enhancing alumni connections and fulfilling unmet workforce needs for the college’s business/industry partners.

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Alumni Career Services College Relations Events Faculty & Staff Students
11.03.2020

Career Fair’s virtual transition no hindrance to student-employer connection

Pennsylvania College of Technology students embarked on a new approach to career exploration through the first-ever Virtual Career Fair. This Career Services-hosted event was held Oct. 20-21.

“Over the two days (for a period of 12 hours), 154 companies and 468 students connected through nearly 1,000 video chats – an impressive number of professional conversations in the pursuit of internship and career placement,” said Shelley Moore, director of career services.

Penn College’s career fairs have shown continued growth since 2009. The Spring 2020 Career Fair – slated to have more than 450 employers in attendance – had to be canceled due to the complexities of the coronavirus pandemic. Such complexities remained an obstacle as the plans commenced for Fall 2020.

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Alumni Career Services College Relations Events Students
09.29.2020

Penn College to conduct virtual career fair

Pennsylvania College of Technology is connecting its real-world-ready students with eager prospective employers despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

The college will conduct its annual Fall Career Fair virtually, Oct. 20-21, providing ample opportunity for students and employers to discuss internship and full-time job opportunities. Employers may register for the Career Fair through Oct. 16.

“Our office has been improvising since the early days of the pandemic, when we shifted many of our services online,” said Shelley L. Moore, director of career services. “Using a virtual platform for the Career Fair is the latest example of adapting to social-distancing and travel restrictions for the benefit of both students and employers.”

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Alumni Career Services Events Students
06.08.2020

Penn College Career Services helps students adapt to new reality

Since the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered society, Career Services at Pennsylvania College of Technology has instilled a credo in students: “improvise, adapt and overcome.”

The department personifies that proactive mindset by serving students, alumni and employers virtually and by offering substantive online resources for the “tomorrow makers” enrolled in more than 100 fields of study.

“What we’ve done has worked out well for the students and is being embraced by employers,” said Shelley L. Moore, director of career services. “Most of the services we have offered in person we’ve been able to shift online for the benefit of our students.”

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Alumni Career Services Nursing & Health Sciences Radiography Students
02.12.2020

Career Services helps students answer, ‘What’s next?’

Shelley L. MoorePenn College’s director of career services was among the higher-education professionals interviewed for a Wednesday pahomepage.com feature about students’ preparation for postgraduate employment. “I would want to say they we’re the best kind of combination because you can get the same type of degrees and education that you can get at a traditional state school or liberal arts university,” Shelley L. Moore said. “That’s paired with the very technical, high-intensity fields that are needed in the workforce.”

Alumni Career Services Faculty & Staff Students