Penn State Shenango Technology/Career Expo runs March 20 through 22

The community is invited to attend the 2012 Penn State Shenango Technology/Career Expo to be held Tuesday, March 20 through Thursday, March 22, in the Penn State Shenango auditorium located on Shenango Avenue in downtown Sharon Pa. The three-day expo will include workshops on careers in allied health; business and information, sciences and technology; and human services. The public is invited to participate in one or all of the three-day workshops. No reservations are necessary.

On Tuesday, March 20, allied health careers will be the focus of the first two workshops -- "Headhunters and Traveling Assignments" and "Medical Coding and Digital Documentation." At 11:30 a.m., Brent Harrolle, vice president of RecruitingMed Travelers will speak via Skype on the benefits and risks of medical travel assignments and credentialing across state lines. At 12:30 p.m., Steven Presement, president of Practice Perfect EMR+Management Software will demonstrate digital record keeping and medical software procedures.

On Wednesday, March 21, business and IST careers will be discussed during the next two workshops -- "Negotiating Salaries and Benefits" and "Computer Forensics." At 4 p.m., Larry Gorski, senior vice president, human services at First National Bank, will present “best practices” and techniques to negotiate difficult and/or sensitive topics with prospective employers. At 5 p.m., a Pennsylvania State Patrol representative will speak on identifying, preserving, recovering, analyzing, and presenting facts about computer data.

On Thursday, March 22, human service careers will be highlighted during the final two workshops -- "Smart APS to Support the Client" and "Recognizing Signs of Domestic/Sexual Violence and Mandated Reporting." At noon, Kristan Miller, a human development and family major student, and a Penn State Fayette community inclusion specialist, Autism Education and Research Institute, will speak about her current project involving autism and dementia research and program development using Smart Apps. At 1 p.m., Nikki Cadman and Jackie Fazio, AWARE specialists, will speak on the signs, symptoms, and services for victims of abuse and the process of properly reporting suspected abuse.

This event is being sponsored by the Penn State Shenango IST Department, Career Services Office, and the Technology Council of Northwest PA. For additional information, call Heidi Friedrich at 724-983-2844 or email Lisa Bertin at

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Last Updated March 01, 2012