South Hills Community News Release
“Taste of Success Speaker Series” was formerly known as the “Brown Bag Speaker Series.”
STATE COLLEGE, PA – The Career Services Team at South Hills School of Business & Technology’s State College Main Campus hosted a local speaker as part of the “Taste of Success” Speaker Series. The series provides 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.
The series kicked off with a presentation by Shawnee Matis, a 2014 graduate of the Business Administration—Accounting (BAA) program and a Staff Accountant at Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO). PCO is a USDA-accredited organic certifying agency that educates and certifies growers, processors, and handlers of organic crops, wild crops, livestock, and livestock products.
Shawnee talked about job opportunities in accounting and gave advice about how to have a successful career in the field. She also provided insights into the types of duties and day-to-day tasks that students can expect to perform once they enter the workforce. She talked about the importance of teamwork, flexibility, and the value of being open to learning and trying new things on the job.
After Shawnee’s presentation, she was presented with a gift by Ellen Spinelli, Career Services Coordinator, and Brandon Doerr, a 2nd-year BAA student and the newly-elected Pennsylvania State President of Phi Beta Lamba (PBL).