South Hills School of Business & Technology's Career Services Team hosted alumni guest speaker, Shawnee Matis, as part of the “Taste of Success” Speaker Series. The series provides current students with opportunities to learn from local employers who provide valuable career information, tips, and pointers to help the students start thinking about what comes after graduation.
In the weeks leading up to all commencement ceremonies, South Hills School of Business & Technology helps its students students thank their internship supervisors by inviting them to a luncheon held in their honor as a way of expressing gratitude to the dedicated internship sites that continue to take South Hills students and provide them with invaluable real-world working experience in their respective fields.
In 2000, South Hills School of Business & Technology and the Pennsylvania State University formed a partnership in order to provide South Hills students with an opportunity to explore internship opportunities at PSU. Since then, hundreds of South Hills students have completed internships and/or have been hired as employees at Penn State.
The Network Career Fair is an annual event that allows South Hills students to showcase their skills to potential employers as they seek the internships they need to complete in order to graduate. Over 80 employers participated in the 2019 Network Career Fair, many of them represented by South Hills alumni.
South Hills and Penn State have a partnership that spans nearly two decades for the purpose of giving South Hills students a chance to explore internship opportunities at PSU, which subsequently helps the university find quality, well-trained employees for its administrative offices. The alliance consists of two separate events: PSU Days Part I and Part II. The 2019 PSU Days Part I event took place in late January.
After facing adversity as a teen, United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Karen P. Kramer enrolled at South Hills School of Business & Technology and graduated in 1983 – a decision she credits with helping her to turn her life around, ultimately leading her down a path of long-term success.