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More Than 2,000 Jobs, Internships Offered at This Week’s Career Fairs

Nearly 200 employers were on campus this week, looking to fill more than 2,000 positions from among Penn College’s “degrees that work.” At three sessions over two days, including breakout offerings for specific majors, employers (including a number of Fortune 500 companies and other industry heavyweights) sought interns and new graduates who are technically skilled and prepared to enter today’s workforce. A Monday fair in the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center highlighted majors within the School of Health Sciences, while Tuesday morning’s Field House event – moved onto main campus from the Schneebeli Earth Science Center – was geared toward natural resources technologies students. The Career Fair wrapped up Tuesday afternoon with a wide-open field of opportunities for students in all six of the college’s six academic schools.

– Photos by Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday, and Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer

With full- and part-time openings, as well as internships and co-ops, employers had something for all majors in the Bardo Gym portion of Career Services' two-day job fair.
With full- and part-time openings, as well as internships and co-ops, employers had something for all majors in the Bardo Gym portion of Career Services’ two-day job fair.

Michael A. Dincher, assistant professor of horticulture, enthralls the group from Nature’s Accents Landscape Services Inc. in Hamburg. From left are company founders Travis M. Breininger and Justin H. Bentz, 2001 graduates in landscape/nursery technology and 2011 recipients of Alumni Achievement Awards; Dincher; and company employee Anthony S. Moyer, a 2007 landscape/nursery technology alumnus.
Michael A. Dincher, assistant professor of horticulture, enthralls the group from Nature’s Accents Landscape Services Inc. in Hamburg. From left are company founders Travis M. Breininger and Justin H. Bentz, 2001 graduates in landscape/nursery technology and 2011 recipients of Alumni Achievement Awards; Dincher; and company employee Anthony S. Moyer, a 2007 landscape/nursery technology alumnus.

HCR Manor Care, with area centers in Williamsport, Jersey Shore and Sunbury, talks with health sciences students about potential employment.
HCR Manor Care, with area centers in Williamsport, Jersey Shore and Sunbury, talks with health sciences students about potential employment.

Armed with resumes to share (and confidence to spare), a qualified quartet works the Bardo Gym floor.
Armed with resumes to share (and confidence to spare), a qualified quartet works the Bardo Gym floor.

James G. Theisen (with blue alumni ribbon at center), a 2004 graduate in landscape/nursery technology, was part of the recruitment effort by the Dover-based Hively Landscapes.
James G. Theisen (with blue alumni ribbon at center), a 2004 graduate in landscape/nursery technology, was part of the recruitment effort by the Dover-based Hively Landscapes.

Representatives of Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, among eight employers at the Health Sciences Career Fair, meet with a student in the ATHS atrium.
Representatives of Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, among eight employers at the Health Sciences Career Fair, meet with a student in the ATHS atrium.

Samuel Adams was recruiting from among manufacturing-related students – including the college’s new mechatronics major – for its brewery in Breinigsville.

Abdullah H. Muaddi, a building automation technology major, stops by the PMF Industries Inc. booth.
Abdullah H. Muaddi, a building automation technology major, stops by the PMF Industries Inc. booth.

A pair of "green" grads – Bradley R. Evans, left ('89, forest technology), and Ian P. Groy ( '01, landscape/nursery technology) – discuss opportunities at Bartlett Tree Experts in Chambersburg.
A pair of “green” grads – Bradley R. Evans, left (’89, forest technology), and Ian P. Groy ( ’01, landscape/nursery technology) – discuss opportunities at Bartlett Tree Experts in Chambersburg.

Larson Design Group, which employs a number of Penn College alumni, fields questions from interested job-seekers.

Randy Fetterolf, of Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. – one of the regional Caterpillar dealers with a longtime connection to Penn College – interacts with students from the Schneebeli Earth Science Center.
Randy Fetterolf, of Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. – one of the regional Caterpillar dealers with a longtime connection to Penn College – interacts with students from the Schneebeli Earth Science Center.

Forest technology alumnus John A. Mraz, Class of 1985, gives one-on-one attention at the TruGreen LandCare booth.
Forest technology alumnus John A. Mraz, Class of 1985, gives one-on-one attention at the TruGreen LandCare booth.

Brubacher Excavating Inc., a perennial supporter of Penn College students, brought along a team that included Charles K. Rossiter (center), a 2012 alumnus of the heavy construction equipment technology: operator emphasis major.
Brubacher Excavating Inc., a perennial supporter of Penn College students, brought along a team that included Charles K. Rossiter (center), a 2012 alumnus of the heavy construction equipment technology: operator emphasis major.

Aramark at Susquehanna Health, recruiting from a number of academic majors, attended two of the week's Career Fairs.
Aramark at Susquehanna Health, recruiting from a number of academic majors, attended two of the week’s Career Fairs.

The entourage for Abel Construction Co. Inc. included Carvin K. Oberholtzer, a 2012 residential construction technology and management grad.
The entourage for Abel Construction Co. Inc. included Corvin K. Oberholtzer, a 2012 residential construction technology and management grad.

Dressed to impress, a student checks out the job opportunities with Philadelphia's University City Housing.
Dressed to impress, a student checks out the job opportunities with Philadelphia’s University City Housing.

Popular with diesel technology majors was Kenworth of Pennsylvania, with multiple staffers on hand to talk with students and accept applications.
Popular with diesel technology majors was Kenworth of Pennsylvania, with multiple staffers on hand to talk with students and accept applications.

Shane M. Spotts, a 2009 forest technology graduate, staffs the Williams Gas Pipeline-Transco display. The Jersey Shore-based company was particularly interested in talking with surveying and civil engineering technology majors.
Shane M. Spotts, a 2009 forest technology graduate, staffs the Williams Gas Pipeline-Transco display. The Jersey Shore-based company was particularly interested in talking with surveying and civil engineering technology majors.

Students move among the varied vendors on the Field House floor during the relocated Career Fair for natural resources technologies majors.
Students move among the varied vendors on the Field House floor during the relocated Career Fair for natural resources technologies majors.

Fyda Frieghtliner Inc. was represented by Williamsport Technical Institute alumnus W.A. “Bill” Kolibaba, who also serves on Penn College’s Diesel Technology Advisory Committee.
Fyda Frieghtliner Inc. was represented by Williamsport Technical Institute alumnus W.A. “Bill” Kolibaba, who also serves on Penn College’s Diesel Technology Advisory Committee.