Business Club organizes extended networking event

Published 04.04.2024

Photos by Jennifer Cline, writer/magazine editor (unless otherwise noted)

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Providing a “Wildcat welcome” to employers as they arrive at the Field House are (from left) Clayton L. Gothel, Evan Pickering, Logan Confer and that networking champion, the Wildcat.

The Penn College Business Club – with support from the Event Management & Coordination class – hosted Coffee & Conversation, an event that joined students, primarily in business and hospitality majors, with employers offering potential summer internships or long-term employment.

The students recruited 40 employers, who took part in a campus tour and provided a Q&A session for business students before heading to the Field House, where they set up information tables to meet tomorrow makers. They then stayed for a mixer, where students practiced networking in a more social environment. Following the event, students attended an etiquette dinner, sponsored by Horizon Federal Credit Union.

Ten students helped to organize the event:

Kylee P. Albert, of Boyertown; David Brown, of Bridgeport, Connecticut; Logan M. Confer, of Watsontown; Clayton L. Gothel, of Millerstown; Kayleigh A. Miller, of Sayre; Becky D. Morrison, of Myerstown; Chloe R. Orr, of Williamsport; Evan Pickering, of Selinsgrove; Jajuan J. Ramirez, of Kennett Square; and Alicia M. Wyland, of Williamsport.

In addition, student-athletes from the men’s basketball and wrestling teams – along with the Wildcat – helped the visitors to move their supplies into the Field House.

Chloe R. Orr (left) and Kayleigh A. Miller help students check in at the Field House.
Ready to help: Student-athletes Luke J. Heimbach, of Boyertown; Noah R. Hunt, of Muncy; Nicholas M. Woodruff, of Wyalusing; Michael R. Woolridge, of Hollidaysburg; Landon T. Reeder, of Montoursville; and Gavin P. Barrett, of Roselle, N.J.
Andy Divito of Compass Group accepts a student’s resume.
Jennie Hilner and Francisco A. Santos, of the Pennsylvania Auditor General’s Office, talk with students. The office was seeking students in accounting, finance and information technology.
Jason Wiedl, a construction management student from West Pittston, hosts his own booth to share his experience working with the Penn College branch of Penn State’s Small Business Development Center to launch Clubhouse Concessions, a late-night food cart that operates on campus. He chats with student Olivia D. Magann, a business administration student from New Albany.
Students helping to organize and manage Coffee & Conversation are (back row from left): Jajuan J. Ramirez, David Brown, Logan M. Confer, Alicia M. Wyland, Clayton L. Gothel, Chloe R. Orr, and Evan Pickering; and (front, from left) Becky D. Morrison, Kylee P. Albert, and Kayleigh A. Miller. (Photo provided by Miller.)
Brown (on left) connects with The Hartman Group’s Markell Kunigus and Ashley Sitler.
C&N Bank’s Dusty (Brooks) Zeyn (at center in green and black) and Cody Bowen (on right) enjoy engaging with students. Zeyn is a 2005 Penn College grad.
Liz Ortiz, of Fastenal, promotes the company’s internship opportunities.
Magann (back to camera) converses with Julia Forrester of Texas Roadhouse.