South Hills Community News Release
STATE COLLEGE, PA — South Hills School of Business & Technology held their Network Career Fair on March 26, 2019 at Mountain View Country Club in Boalsburg, PA. This large annual event allows South Hills students to showcase their skills to potential employers.
Students from all three campuses (State College, Altoona, and Lewistown), were on a mission to find an internship or employment opportunity best suited for them. They had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with over 80 employers from a variety of industries such as healthcare, engineering, marketing, and law enforcement.
Career Services Coordinator, Ellen Spinelli, said, “I was very happy with the turnout of this year’s event. We had many regional businesses in attendance recruiting for a significant number of internships and job opportunities. Many of the companies have participated in the fair for several years and consider South Hills to be a great source of trained workers. The event provided employers with the opportunity to describe their internship opportunities to students and to identify potential candidates. Completion of an internship is a graduation requirement for each of the Specialized Associate Degree programs offered by South Hills, with a large number of internships leading to future employment.”
Employers interested in learning more about how to participate in next year’s Network Career Fair or how to share employment and internship opportunities with South Hills students or graduates should fill out the linked forms or contact email@example.com.
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.