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Inside and Out, Events Offer Student Options as Ample as Day’s Sunshine

Penn College students seeking paying jobs and personal enrichment found a varied menu at the ninth annual Fall FIESTA (Friends, Involvement, Employment and Socializing on a Tuesday Afternoon) and the corresponding Part-Time Job Fair, at which employers and nonprofits alike served up a smorgasbord of spare-time opportunities. The events, co-sponsored by Student Activities and Career Services, were held from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday on the mall outside the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center and the nearby Thompson Professional Development Center.

– Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer; Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday; and Shawnalee E. Miller, Career Services secretary

A sign outside Madigan Library touts the day's two-for-one deal on student opportunity.
A sign outside Madigan Library touts the day’s two-for-one deal on student opportunity.

Tables line the ATHS mall, inviting students to embrace campus organizations and community connections.
Tables line the ATHS mall, inviting students to embrace campus organizations and community connections.

Jon Anderson, human resources manager for H.H. Knoebel and Sons Inc., talks with Damon K. Shoemaker, an electronics technology major from Easton, about employment options at the popular amusement park.
Jon Anderson, human resources manager for H.H. Knoebel and Sons Inc., talks with Damon K. Shoemaker, an electronics technology major from Easton, about employment options at the popular amusement park.

A student tests her hammering hand at the School of Construction & Design Technologies booth.
A student tests her hammering hand at the School of Construction & Design Technologies booth.

Fastenal's Scott Hummel (left) and Mike Bowen talk with students about their company, with a local office just across the river from main campus.
Fastenal’s Scott Hummel (left) and Mike Bowen talk with students about their company, with a local office just across the river from main campus.

A trio of helpful Presidential Student Ambassadors helped employers by unloading their recruitment materials and guiding guests to their tables. From left are welding and fabrication engineering technology majors Garrett D. Corneliussen, of Hickory, North Carolina, and Logan M. Tubiello, of Ottsville, and Ryan Monteleone, of Stevens, enrolled in information technology: network specialist concentration.
A trio of helpful Presidential Student Ambassadors helped employers by unloading their recruitment materials and guiding guests to their tables. From left are welding and fabrication engineering technology majors Garrett D. Corneliussen, of Hickory, North Carolina, and Logan M. Tubiello, of Ottsville, and Ryan Monteleone, of Stevens, enrolled in information technology: network specialist concentration.

Members of the Gamers Guild conjure interest in their student group.
Members of the Gamers Guild conjure interest in their student group.

Staffing coordinator Aron D. Haefner ('12, business administration: human resource management concentration) welcomes a potential employee to the Keystone Staffing table.
Staffing coordinator Aron D. Haefner (’12, business administration: human resource management concentration) welcomes a potential employee to the Keystone Staffing table.

Sun, shade and dozens of chances to get involved: There's something for nearly everyone at Fall Fiesta!
Sun, shade and dozens of chances to get involved: There’s something for nearly everyone at Fall Fiesta!

Sporting her own blue "alumnus" ribbon, Career Services Dana R. Suter joins Darren W. Meixel ('87, accounting, left) and his brother, Duane J. ('82, business management), owners of The Crazy Tomato restaurants on the Golden Strip and in Jersey Shore.
Sporting her own blue “alumnus” ribbon, Career Services Dana R. Suter joins Darren W. Meixel (’87, accounting, left) and his brother, Duane J. (’82, business management), owners of The Crazy Tomato restaurants on the Golden Strip and in Jersey Shore.

Cru, one of the faith-based groups represented at the event
Cru, one of the faith-based groups represented at the event

Cracker Barrel's Tom Hoffman staffs a busy table, accepting applications throughout the two-hour job fair.
Cracker Barrel’s Tom Hoffman staffs a busy table, accepting applications throughout the two-hour job fair.

From health care to retail, manufacturing to dining, students avail themselves of part-time employment possibilities.
From health care to retail, manufacturing to dining, students avail themselves of part-time employment possibilities.

Marco G. Cristina, of Pittsburgh – a 2013 electrical technology alumnus enrolled in building automation technology – networks with Muncy Machine and Tool's Justin Fetter through the help of Disability Services sign-language interpreter Sarah S. Moore.
Marco G. Cristina, of Pittsburgh – a 2013 electrical technology alumnus enrolled in building automation technology – networks with Muncy Machine and Tool’s Justin Fetter through the help of Disability Services sign-language interpreter Sarah S. Moore.

A student tries her luck with the Wildcat Events Board.
A student tries her luck with the Wildcat Events Board.

PC Alliance adds its welcoming presence to the festive atmosphere.
PC Alliance adds its welcoming presence to the festive atmosphere.

Bicycle Recycle, a recent addition to the Pajama Factory northwest of campus, recruits volunteers.
Bicycle Recycle, a recent addition to the Pajama Factory northwest of campus, recruits volunteers.