Central Penn joins other schools to help students and alumni find job leads
By Norman Geary
Knightly News Reporter
Career Services will participate in and is a sponsor of a job and internship fair by the Central Pennsylvania Employment Consortium (CPEC), on Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event will be held at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, in Camp Hill.
Many companies, transportation provided
Here is a list of participating companies and other information, including registration. Use the tabs on the left side of the page to find companies participating, and other information on CPEC and the fair.
Transportation will be provided from the Summerdale campus, with a van running several times during the event. To register for the job/internship fair, or arrange for transportation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Services personnel suggest that students who attend dress professionally for admission, and bring resumes to distribute to company representatives.
“This fair is a consortium of 18 different colleges and universities,” said Steve Hassinger, career services director. “So, we get employers to come to this event who would not come to one individual campus. Why? Because they are recruiting from 17 different campuses. This past year, we had 100 different companies represented.”
What are the benefits?
“This is a great event to make contacts with a lot of different companies that are going to offer jobs and internships, so if you are looking for an internship or a part-time job while you are in school, or if you are looking for a career opportunity once you graduate, this is a great opportunity to connect,” Hassinger said.
Students can meet representatives from federal, state and county agencies. In addition, students learn about the hiring process.
Attendees will also get a directory of employers at the fair.
There is nothing more focused at Central Penn College than the success of its graduates, Hassinger said. Central Penn graduates have an 85.8 percent rate finding employment in their field. Hassinger said graduates also find resources in Career Services of great value. All graduates have lifetime access to those services, and email.
On Friday, Hassinger said 89 companies had registered.
What does Career Services provide?
Central Penn’s Career Services provides a rich range of help to students and alums. These include:
• Simulated interviews.
• Online listing of positions.
• Company information.
• Job fairs and assistance to further education.
• Networking events and alumni mentors.
Along with these services, Central Penn Career Services assists students with individualized services, such as helping to craft resumes, and reviewing and making suggestions about LinkedIn profiles – and providing academic recommendations.
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Edited by Media Club Co-adviser Prof. Michael Lear-Olimpi.