Event Coverage by Mary Bunge
South Hills Administrative Professional Student
STATE COLLEGE -- The Career Services Team at South Hills School of Business & Technology recently sponsored a Brown Bag Speaker Series event at the State College main campus. Michelle Simpson, Director of Human Resources for the Bellefonte Area School District, and a South Hills graduate presented to both first- and second-year Administrative Professional (AP) program and Business Administration—Management & Marketing (BAMM) program students, as well as faculty members.
The annual Brown Bag Speaker Series highlights the work and accomplishments of the school’s alumni and other community leaders and provides current students with the opportunity to gain wisdom and insights from a diverse group of presenters.
Ms. Simpson opened her presentation with, “Do what you love; love what you do.” She added: “Success on the job involves several factors such as good attendance, professionalism, good communication skills, a positive attitude; and competencies in both “hard” and “soft” skills. Simpson also stressed that demonstrating kindness to others in the workplace enhances job performance and builds trust among employees. Ms. Simpson encourages lifelong learning and professional development.
After graduating from South Hills, Simpson went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from St. Francis University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree.