FTG 0004 - Career Fair Prep with Career Dev Pros Lisa Kerchinski & Keith Graham '85 Eng

Episode 4 September 14, 2021 00:58:32
FTG 0004 - Career Fair Prep with Career Dev Pros Lisa Kerchinski & Keith Graham '85 Eng
Following the Gong, a Podcast of the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State
FTG 0004 - Career Fair Prep with Career Dev Pros Lisa Kerchinski & Keith Graham '85 Eng

Sep 14 2021 | 00:58:32


Hosted By

Sean Goheen

Show Notes

In this special episode, we speak with Lisa Kerchinski and Keith Graham ‘85 Eng. 

Guest Bios:

Lisa has served as the Director of Career Development for the Schreyer Honors College from 2007 throguh 2022 where she supported Scholars and Scholar alumni in a variety of career exploration and development opportunities. She also worked with employers to recruit Schreyer Scholars for internships and entry level roles. Lisa is a proud friend of the College, having earned a BA in Interpersonal and Public Communications from Bowling Green State University and an MS in College Student Personnel from Indiana University. Lisa left the College at the end of 2022 for a new role in Student Affairs.

Keith Graham ‘85 Eng brings both industry and academic experience to this conversation. He currently serves as the Associate Chair of Undergraduate Education in the University of Colorado’s Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering. He spent 31 years in the electrical engineering space, including roles at HP and Thorson Rocky Mountain. He earned his BS in Electrical Engineering with Honors from Penn State’s College of Engineering. He is also a volunteer leader on the Scholar Alumni Society where he is the Chair of the Career Development and Mentorship Committee. You can connect with him on LinkedIn. 

Episode Specifics:

We discuss the following topics in this valuable conversation: 

• Penn State’s Career Days

• How to approach this event and other career fairs

• Speaking with employers and follow-up etiquette

• Building a professional network

• General job and internship search strategies

• Other resources for Schreyer Scholars at Penn State


Schreyer Honors College Links: 





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Credits & Notes:

This show is hosted, produced, and edited by Sean Goheen ‘11 Lib (Schreyer). 

The artwork was created by Tom Harrington, the College’s Web Developer. 

The sound effect is “Chinese Gong,” accessed via SoundBible used under Creative Commons License. 

The theme music is “Conquest” by Geovane Bruno, accessed via Pixabay and used under Creative Commons License.

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