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2014 Senior Transitions Conference: Schedule & Session Topics


Conference Schedule:

Conference Location: Holiday Inn Harrisburg East - Harrisburg, PA

 

Saturday, March 29

9:00-10:00am: Registration and Check-In (Hotel Lobby)

10:00-10:20am: Welcome from Conference Committee and PSECU

10:30-11:30am: Opening Keynote: Following Your Passion/Going Where the Opportunities Are (Ms. Megan O'Hare, Land of Lincoln Health)

11:45am-1:00pm: Lunch and Business/Dining Etiquette Presentation (Ms. Christina MacGill, Penn State University)

1:15-2:15pm: Concurrent Sessions #1 (4 topics to choose from)

Session: Digging up DIRT on Your Co-Workers (Ms. Christina MacGill, Penn State University)

Session: Alternatives to the Workforce Panel (Ms. Lauren Wright, Lock Haven University; Mr. Ed Shiflett, AlphaBioCom; Ms. Christy Lejkowski, PeaceCorps/Lock Haven University)

Session: Evaluating the Job Offer & Benefits Package (Mr. Jim Scott, CareerChoiceFirst)

Session: Using Social Media to Land Your Dream Job (Dr. Michele Papakie, IUP)

2:30-3:30pm: Concurrent Sessions #2 (4 topics to choose from)

Session: Finding Your Way Around a New Community Panel (Ms. Megan O'Hare, Land of Lincoln Health; Mr. Raymond Roy-Pace, Be U 3 6 5 and Birney Prep Academy; Mr. Tom Saveri, United Country Realty Pioneers)

Session: You Can Deal With It: What to know before you go (repaying student loans) (Ms. Rita Evans, PHEAA)

Session: I Want a Professional Job, But How Do I Get One? (Mr. John Snyder, Slippery Rock University)

Session: Finances & Future Employment (Ms. Sara Walter, PSECU)

3:45-4:45pm: Concurrent Sessions #3 (4 topics to choose from)

Session: How to Brand Yourself (Pamela Weinberg, Pamela Weinberg Career Coaching)

Session: You Can Deal With It: What to know before you go (repaying student loans) (Ms. Rita Evans, PHEAA)

Session: I Want a Professional Job, But How Do I Get One? (Mr. John Snyder, Slippery Rock University)

Session: Using Social Media to Land Your Dream Job (Dr. Michele Papakie, IUP)

5:00-5:45pm: Life-Long Networking (Ms. Barbara Nichols, Milton Hershey School)

5:45-6:30pm: Networking Social: "Nuclear Networking: It will blow you away!" 

6:45pm: Dinner on Your Own (busses to downtown Harrisburg may be available)

After dinner: Free/Networking Time

 

Sunday, March 30 - Students will follow an individualized Sunday schedule.

8:00-8:50am: Breakfast and Overview of the Day's Events

9:00-Noon: Mock Interviews with Area Professionals

9:00-11:45am: Knowledge Sessions

Session: Resumes that Get You to Work (Ms. Joan Welker, Lock Haven University)

Session: Interviewing Skills: What Employers are Looking For (Mr. Jeff Full, Fastenal)

Noon-1:30pm: Lunch and Keynote Speaker: The Dream Share Project

1:30pm: Closing Remarks and Final Giveaways (must be present to win)

 

Mock Interview Volunteers:

Mr. Rob Cooper, UnitedHealth Group Community Plan - Maryland

Ms. Marcia Dougherty, PSECU

Ms. Elmira Finkbiner, Nationwide Insurance

Ms. Lyn Dell Garrison, PSECU

Mr. Roscoe Gunning, PSECU

Ms. Andrea Hettinger, Nationwide Insurance

Ms. Stephanie Hoke, Nationwide Insurance

Mr. Anthony Hollenbeck, Nationwide Insurance

Ms. Emily Keeney, FritoLay/PepsiCo

Ms. Emily Marlin, American Cancer Society

Ms. Charlene Martin, PSECU

Ms. Ingrid Moses, Nationwide Insurance

Ms. Erin Murphy, Nielsen

Mr. Ed Nieves, Nationwide Insurance

Ms. Katie Noss, Mechanicsburg Area School District

Ms. Megan O'Hare, Land of Lincoln Health

Dr. Michele Papakie, IUP

Mr. Raymond Roy-Pace, Be U 3 6 5 and Birney Prep Academy

Mr. Jim Scott, CareerChoiceFirst

Mr. Dave Sikorski, PSECU

Mr. Mark Stine, Highmark, Inc.

Ms. Sara Westhafer

Ms. Alison Zener, Ann Taylor

Ms. Maria Zuvich, PSECU