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High-schoolers preview not-so-distant future at Career Day


Career Day brought hundreds of ninth-12th graders to campus on Thursday to explore more than 30 activities offered by employees and students to help high-schoolers learn about the wide variety of career options available to them. The event is coordinated by the College Transitions and First Year Initiatives Office.

– Photos by Jennifer A. Cline, writer/magazine editor

Roy A. Fletcher, assistant professor of business administration/banking and finance, welcomes high school students and faculty to Penn’s Inn and a morning-long learning event supported, in part, by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Designed for those who are interested in accounting, business and related information technology fields, the event included a tour and an etiquette lunch in Le Jeune Chef.
Roy A. Fletcher, assistant professor of business administration/banking and finance, welcomes high school students and faculty to Penn’s Inn and a morning-long learning event supported, in part, by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Designed for those who are interested in accounting, business and related information technology fields, the event included a tour and an etiquette lunch in Le Jeune Chef.

Andrew E. Young, a web and interactive media student from Hollidaysburg, provides assistance during a student-led session called “0 to Website in 45 Minutes.” (Young and Eric J. Budd, a software development and information management student from Williamsport, were under the guidance of Spyke M. Krepshaw, assistant professor of web and interactive media.)
Andrew E. Young, a web and interactive media student from Hollidaysburg, provides assistance during a student-led session called “0 to Website in 45 Minutes.” (Young and Eric J. Budd, a software development and information management student from Williamsport, were under the guidance of Spyke M. Krepshaw, assistant professor of web and interactive media.)

Chet Beaver, coordinator of veterans and military services, who has earned three degrees and a certificate in applied innovation leadership from Penn College, leads secondary students in creative thinking exercises to spur ideas for apps.
Chet Beaver, coordinator of veterans and military services, who has earned three degrees and a certificate in applied innovation leadership from Penn College, leads secondary students in creative thinking exercises to spur ideas for apps.

Sandra L. Richmond, dean of nursing and health sciences, talks with visitors about career options in the health care field before leading them on a tour of the school’s facilities.
Sandra L. Richmond, dean of nursing and health sciences, talks with visitors about career options in the health care field before leading them on a tour of the school’s facilities.

Paul L. Starkey, professor of business administration/management, leads a session on effective communication.
Paul L. Starkey, professor of business administration/management, leads a session on effective communication.

Visitors learn fun therapy techniques to test and improve balance in the physical therapist assistant lab.
Visitors learn fun therapy techniques to test and improve balance in the physical therapist assistant lab.

A high-schooler uses an adaptive tool to don a pair of sweatpants in the occupational therapy assistant lab.
A high-schooler uses an adaptive tool to don a pair of sweatpants in the occupational therapy assistant lab.

Special implements help visitors to peel and cut an apple using one hand in the occupational therapy assistant lab.
Special implements help visitors to peel and cut an apple using one hand in the occupational therapy assistant lab.

Radiography students lead visitors through a variety of activities, including a “name that bone” quiz and a look at unique, real-life images captured by Penn College students during clinical rotations.
Radiography students lead visitors through a variety of activities, including a “name that bone” quiz and a look at unique, real-life images captured by Penn College students during clinical rotations.

Students in the pre-nursing program at Northern Tier Career Center visit the Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center.
Students in the pre-nursing program at Northern Tier Career Center visit the Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center.

Benjamin J. Weaver, an accounting student from Williamsport, answers a question as part of a student panel at the accounting and business careers event. From left are Weaver and fellow accounting students Michelle D. Thomas, of South Williamsport, and Emily J. Jones, of Avis.
Benjamin J. Weaver, an accounting student from Williamsport, answers a question as part of a student panel at the accounting and business careers event. From left are Weaver and fellow accounting students Michelle D. Thomas, of South Williamsport, and Emily J. Jones, of Avis.

Chef Craig A. Cian, associate professor of hospitality management/culinary arts, helps a student from the Lycoming Career & Technology Center to form pizza dough.
Chef Craig A. Cian, associate professor of hospitality management/culinary arts, helps a student from the Lycoming Career & Technology Center to form pizza dough.

A high school visitor chats briefly with Justin M. Ingram, assistant professor of biology, following Ingram’s session on the science behind brewing and fermentation.
A high school visitor chats briefly with Justin M. Ingram, assistant professor of biology, following Ingram’s session on the science behind brewing and fermentation.

Jillian T. Scanlon, instructor of early childhood education, leads visitors in creating a hands-on lesson for preschool children.
Jillian T. Scanlon, instructor of early childhood education, leads visitors in creating a hands-on lesson for preschool children.

Visitors collaborate to develop a hands-on lesson for preschoolers.
Visitors collaborate to develop a hands-on lesson for preschoolers.

In the paramedic lab, Jaimee C. Moyle (right), an emergency medical services student from Muncy, guides a visitor through placing an airway tube.
In the paramedic lab, Jaimee C. Moyle (right), an emergency medical services student from Muncy, guides a visitor through placing an airway tube.

Sarah C. Gagnon, a paramedic technician student from Jersey Shore, shows students how to “stop the bleed” by applying tourniquets and packing wounds with gauze.
Sarah C. Gagnon, a paramedic technician student from Jersey Shore, shows students how to “stop the bleed” by applying tourniquets and packing wounds with gauze.

Collision repair technology student Nick J. Sida, of Johnstown, shows a Pro Spot i4 inverter spot welder …
Collision repair technology student Nick J. Sida, of Johnstown, shows a Pro Spot i4 inverter spot welder …

… while Romoi R. Boyd, a collision repair technology student from Lock Haven, demonstrates an aluminum repair system.
… while Romoi R. Boyd, a collision repair technology student from Lock Haven, demonstrates an aluminum repair system.

Craig A. Miller, instructor of engineering design technology, leads visitors to use computer aided design software to design, modify and test a virtual prototype of a new child’s toy to ensure it functions properly.
Craig A. Miller, instructor of engineering design technology, leads visitors to use computer aided design software to design, modify and test a virtual prototype of a new child’s toy to ensure it functions properly.

Miller provides assistance to a Lycoming Career & Technology Center student.
Miller provides assistance to a Lycoming Career & Technology Center student.

Electrical technology and operations’ Eric L. Anstadt, lecturer, and Kevin Yokitis, instructor, talk with visitors about electrical career opportunities.
Electrical technology and operations’ Eric L. Anstadt, lecturer, and Kevin Yokitis, instructor, talk with visitors about electrical career opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

Ed Thompson,

Wowzers! Times have really changed. So many options and opportunities for your future. Something here for just about everyone. Just another reason why I have always recommended “my” school to everyone who is thinking about going to college to learn something that will give them a great life and, in the process, help others.

Catherine M. Ewing,

Wish I could have gone! Going to talk my parents into the next open house!

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