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Spring 2018 Career Day


The College Transitions Office hosted its Spring Career Day on Monday, welcoming 1,283 seventh- to ninth-graders from across northcentral Pennsylvania. Faculty provided more than 40 sessions in Penn College’s labs to help the visitors explore careers and learn about college expectations. Schools attending were Mifflin County Middle School, North Penn-Mansfield Jr./Sr. High School, Cowanesque Valley Junior-Senior High School, North Penn-Liberty Jr./Sr. High School, Milton Middle School, Midd-West Middle School, Jersey Shore Area Middle School and Canton High School.

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

A student from Midd-West Middle School prepares a mold in a session led by Franklin H. Reber that taught them to make concrete stepping stones.
A student from Midd-West Middle School prepares a mold in a session led by Franklin H. Reber that taught them to make concrete stepping stones.

Students from North Penn-Mansfield Jr./Sr. High School play an interactive board game developed by the Academic Success Center. The guests assumed the role of new students, making decisions to get through their first semester successfully.
Students from North Penn-Mansfield Jr./Sr. High School play an interactive board game developed by the Academic Success Center. The guests assumed the role of new students, making decisions to get through their first semester successfully.

Students from Hughesville Jr./Sr. High School and Milton Middle School learn about the work of an emergency operations center. The session was led by David E. Bjorkman (right), instructor of emergency management and social science.
Students from Hughesville Jr./Sr. High School and Milton Middle School learn about the work of an emergency operations center. The session was led by David E. Bjorkman (right), instructor of emergency management and social science.

In the Klump Academic Center Auditorium, students were “required” to have their phones out of their pockets during a session on “Use of Social Media as a Business and Marketing Tool,” led by a group of faculty from the web and interactive media, management, and marketing majors. Here, students use their phones to answer a poll question.
In the Klump Academic Center Auditorium, students were “required” to have their phones out of their pockets during a session on “Use of Social Media as a Business and Marketing Tool,” led by a group of faculty from the web and interactive media, management, and marketing majors. Here, students use their phones to answer a poll question.

In a session led by Jeff Rankinen, assistant professor of electronics, a Jersey Shore Area Middle School student connects components on an electronic breadboard. They used the circuit boards and software to build a “Simon Says” memory game. LEDS flash a pattern, which the player must remember and repeat using four buttons.
In a session led by Jeff Rankinen, assistant professor of electronics, a Jersey Shore Area Middle School student connects components on an electronic breadboard. They used the circuit boards and software to build a “Simon Says” memory game. LEDS flash a pattern, which the player must remember and repeat using four buttons.

In the collision repair lab, a Lewistown Middle School student practices painting a vehicle using virtual-reality SIM Spray simulator. The session was led by Shaun D. Hack, instructor of collision repair and restoration.
In the collision repair lab, a Lewistown Middle School student practices painting a vehicle using virtual-reality SIM Spray simulator. The session was led by Shaun D. Hack, instructor of collision repair and restoration.

J.D. Mather, assistant professor of engineering design technology, lends a hand to students exploring the career and CAD software. The session was led by Katherine A. Walker, assistant professor of engineering design technology.
J.D. Mather, assistant professor of engineering design technology, lends a hand to students exploring the career and CAD software. The session was led by Katherine A. Walker, assistant professor of engineering design technology.

In the Electrical Trades Center, a student from Milton Area Middle School begins wrapping wire around a pencil to complete experiments with electromagnetism.
In the Electrical Trades Center, a student from Milton Area Middle School begins wrapping wire around a pencil to complete experiments with electromagnetism.

In a “Small Sparks Make Accurate Parts” session in the Machining Technologies Center, students watch electronic discharge machining equipment form a tiny hole in a metal pendant.
In a “Small Sparks Make Accurate Parts” session in the Machining Technologies Center, students watch electronic discharge machining equipment form a tiny hole in a metal pendant.

While waiting their turn at the EDM machine, North Penn-Liberty Jr./Sr. High students file the burrs off of tick pullers. The session was led by John Livingstone, associate professor of machine tool technology/automated manufacturing.
While waiting their turn at the EDM machine, North Penn-Liberty Jr./Sr. High students file the burrs off of tick pullers. The session was led by John Livingstone, associate professor of machine tool technology/automated manufacturing.

In the blow molding lab, Joshua J. Rice, instructor of plastics technology, shows students plastic pellets.
In the blow molding lab, Joshua J. Rice, instructor of plastics technology, shows students plastic pellets.

Students learn about the importance of medical coding in a session led by Michele M. Budnovitch, instructor of business administration/health information technology.
Students learn about the importance of medical coding in a session led by Michele M. Budnovitch, instructor of business administration/health information technology.

North Penn-Liberty Jr./Sr. High School students learn the capabilities of SimMan in a session led by Jessica L. Bower, nursing simulation laboratory coordinator.
North Penn-Liberty Jr./Sr. High School students learn the capabilities of SimMan in a session led by Jessica L. Bower, nursing simulation laboratory coordinator.

Hughesville Jr./Sr. High Schoolers use grabbers to pick a variety of items from the floor while manipulating wheelchairs in the physical therapist assistant lab.
Hughesville Jr./Sr. High Schoolers use grabbers to pick a variety of items from the floor while manipulating wheelchairs in the physical therapist assistant lab.

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