Students and employers network during Career Expo & Networking Event

Penn State's fifth annual Eastern Region Career Expo & Networking Event took place at Penn State Lehigh Valley’s campus on Oct 17.

The annual Eastern Region Career Expo & Networking Event is a collaborative event that is co-hosted by Penn State’s five eastern region campuses: Lehigh Valley, Hazleton, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre and Worthington Scranton.

About 200 students from the eastern region campuses attended the annual event, which began with a brief lecture called “The Art of Networking”, in which Career Services provided students with advice on how to effectively network with employers. After the lecture, students were able to use that knowledge at the Networking Mocktail, where they had the opportunity to network with employers and get to know one another.

“The annual Career Expo & Networking Event provides students with a chance to converse with employers in a personal setting," said Penn State Lehigh Valley student Kenneth Keitt. "It also provides great experience for interviewing and networking outside of school.” 

The day ended with the Career Expo, where students and employers were able to make connections and acquire internship and job openings. There were more than 40 companies that took part in Penn State’s fifth annual Eastern Region Career Expo & Networking Event, making for a great opportunity for students.

“We were very excited to have 44 companies present. Some notable companies included Lutron, St. Luke’s, ArtsQuest, Olympus, PPL and more. Fastenal was one of the new organizations that we welcomed to the Expo, and we will be hosting an information session Oct. 24 for students highlighting their internship opportunities in business, marketing and supply chain,” said Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Career Services Coordinator Jessica Dow.

For more information on the event, contact Chris Landino, director of academic advising and career services at Penn State Lehigh Valley, at 610-285-5236 or csl17@psu.edu.

Last Updated October 24, 2017