South Hills Community News Release
STATE COLLEGE — Throughout the month of December, the Career Services department at South Hills School of Business & Technology's Main Campus in State College hosted multiple guest speaker presentations for another year of its Brown Bag Speaker Series. So named because students are invited to bring their own packed (brown bagged) food to the events, these lunchtime gatherings give South Hills students the opportunity to learn more from South Hills alumni and local employers who can provide valuable information, tips, and pointers to help the students start thinking about what happens after graduation.
To kick off the 2018 Brown Bag Speaker Series, Administrative Professional (AP) students had the opportunity to hear from AP alumna, Paula Colletti. Paula gave the students insight into the duties she performs as a Human Resources Generalist and discussed the various opportunities she’s had throughout her career so far.
Information Technology (IT) students from both the State College and Lewistown Campuses took an academic field trip to AccuWeather, where Leslye Garlin, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, gave the students a tour of the facility. Lewistown IT alumnus and Network Operations Center Technician, Sean McGrath, also spoke to students about his duties at AccuWeather.
Three Engineering Technology (ET) graduates, George Dick and Alyssia Lucas-Hill, both CAD Technicians at Stahl Sheaffer Engineering, and Tanner Hutchison, who is an Engineering Support Specialist at the Applied Research Lab at Penn State, returned to speak to current ET students about their current roles and how their South Hills experiences helped prepared them for their careers.
The 2018 Brown Bag Speaker Series concluded with Business Administration–Management & Marketing (BAMM) students hearing from local Jersey Mike’s franchise owner, Matt Patterson, and 2015 BAMM alumna, Morgan Donley, who is currently the General Manager of the Jersey Mike’s North Atherton location. Matt and Morgan discussed the details of purchasing a franchise as well as the different opportunities that arise from becoming a franchise owner.