Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fest open to the community

October 08, 2012

In today’s ever changing and unsure job market, many of us worry what would we do if we found ourselves unemployed and looking for a new job. Are my skills up-to-par, how does my resume look, how would I market myself for a new job?

These and other questions will be addressed at Penn State Shenango Business Club’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, in Sharon Hall room 108 on Penn Avenue in downtown Sharon, Pa. This event will offer the opportunity to connect and obtain knowledge from seasoned professionals for one or all workshops held throughout the day. The event is free and open to the entire community.

Schedule of events include refreshments and a welcome at 9 a.m. followed by a presentation on “Marketing Yourself for Your Next Job Opportunity” by Adam Devine of Devine Inspirations. At 11 a.m., a Grant and Proposal Writing Workshop will be offered by Rhonda Williamson, coordinator for continuing education at Penn State Shenango, followed by lunch break and speed networking opportunity. The campus’ Lions’ Den will be open to purchase food. The afternoon workshops will begin promptly at 1 p.m. with a presentation on self-employment by Derek Vasconi from Sakura Publishing. The event will conclude with a Resume Workshop at 2 p.m. presented by Heidi Friedrich, coordinator/counselor for Career Services at Penn State Shenango, and Larry Gorski, senior vice president, Human Resources, F.N.B. Corporation.

The event is being sponsored by Penn State Shenango, First National Bank, Quaker Steak and Lube, Penn State Shenango Alumni Society, Flynn’s Tire and Auto Services and AVI Food Systems.

Also included in the day’s activities will be the Penn State Shenango Information and Technology Club’s annual fall Computer Recycling event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the faculty parking lot located on Penn Avenue next to the Penn State science building; personal computers less than 10 years-old will accepted. Old-style “cathode ray tube” computer monitors will be accepted for a $20 fee. 

Note: Along with the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fest and the Computer Recycling Event, the Penn State Shenango Business Club, in conjunction with the eCenter@LindentPointe, will be hosting its inaugural Lions’ Den Elevator Pitch Competition (formerly the NW PA College Elevator Pitch Competition). Students from Penn State University, Youngstown State University, Westminster College and Grove City College will be participating in the competition.

For more information, contact the Penn State Shenango Student Affairs Office at 724-983-2836.


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Last Updated October 11, 2012