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PSU Days Part II – 19 Years Of Partnership And Success

South Hills students attend PSU Days - Part II

South Hills Community News Release

Nineteen years ago, South Hills School of Business & Technology and Penn State University formed a partnership in order to provide South Hills students with the opportunity to explore internship opportunities at PSU.

Year after year, the Career Services Department at South Hills works diligently to prepare for internship season knowing that each Specialized Associate Degree program at South Hills requires students to complete an internship prior to graduation. Hundreds of South Hills students have completed internships and/or have been hired as employees at Penn State since the establishment of the South Hills/PSU partnership.

In February 2019, South Hills students from all campus locations (State College, Lewistown, Altoona) participated in PSU Days - Part I. All second-year South Hills students traveled to Penn State University Park for a guided bus tour of the campus followed by presentations on how to apply for internships and jobs at Penn State and remarks from South Hills alumni who are currently employed there.

PSU Days - Part II took place a few months later in April. For this event, employees from PSU came to the State College Main Campus of South Hills to meet with all second-year students and give them detailed information about available internship opportunities. This event is a unique experience for South Hills students that gives them a chance to speak directly with potential employers from the different departments at Penn State.

Any employers interested in finding an intern or hiring a South Hills graduate should reach out to the Career Services Department at careerservices@southhills.edu.

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Kari Lynn Schlegel

March 4, 1992—December 15, 2016

Kari Schlegel was born in March 1992 and graduated from South Hills in September 2012.

The Kari Lynn Schlegel Memorial Gallery is named in memory of Kari Schlegel, a lifelong Bellefonte resident and 2012 graduate of the Graphic Arts program at South Hills.

Kari was often the exclamation point in any story about the Class of 2012. Her effervescent good mood, enthusiasm, and seemingly endless supply of optimism and positive spirit was infusive, lighting up the classroom.

Kari (right) is shown with her beloved sister, Mindy.

Her classmates still laugh at the memory of Kari wearing her bunny slippers on the Graphic Arts field trip to New York City. Groan-worthy puns and jokes? Kari had a volume of them. She delighted in sharing stories and photos of her four beloved cats as well as trivia and tales of Harry Potter and Disney World. She was a rare combination of innocence, maturity, trust, and hope. She was filled with a joy of life and an unconditional love for her friends, her family, her pets… and people she just met. That was Kari Schlegel.

Kari dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow for the South Hills “BooFest” Halloween party in 2012.

She loved her school, even coming back to audit several GA classes after graduating. Kari also particularly enjoyed returning to South Hills every summer to perform as part of the Music Picnic Series with the Bellefonte Community Band.

Kari died December 15, 2016, in a tragic automobile accident. It’s a loss everyone who knew her still feels. In the end, Kari truly lived her life with passion and joy, treating others as she wanted to be treated: with love, compassion, and respect.