Four Lycoming College students attended the Senior Transitions Conference on March 29-30 in Harrisburg, Pa. Kendra Bitner, Maralee Fye, Andrea Herrmann and Julia Cuddahy were accompanied by Anne Landon, Institute for Management Studies internship coordinator, and Rachel Manchester, career adviser/student life coordinator.
The event provided opportunities for seniors to improve upon their ability to transition from college to the real world and to network with potential employers and students in a professional environment. Sessions addressed personal branding, dining etiquette, repaying student loans, reading a benefits package, professional image and using social media to help land that dream job. Landon and Manchester facilitated the large-group networking session.
“The conference was a great networking event between students, alumni and local business professionals,” Bitner said. “The workshops and speakers reinforced many of the skills Lycoming teaches to its business students.”
The conference included mock interviews with business professionals and recruiters.
Jim Scott, a 1970 Lycoming graduate and founder and principal of CareerChoiceFirst, was a mock interviewer and also presented a session on evaluating the job offer and benefits package. Linda Scott, a 1977 Lycoming graduate and portfolio associate at Morgan Stanley, also participated as a mock interviewer.
Students from Bloomsburg University, East Stroudsburg University, Lock Haven University, Mansfield University and Susquehanna University also participated in the two-day event. All six schools are part of the North Central Pennsylvania College Consortium, which is a network of career services offices.
Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.