IUP Offering Community College Career Fair

Posted on 10/26/2016 2:12:32 PM

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host its first-ever Community College Career Fair on November 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the IUP Hadley Union Building.

The event is designed to assist IUP graduate students, at both the master’s and doctoral level, in learning more about teaching and administrative work at two-year colleges, as well as to assist two-year colleges in recruiting high-quality faculty and staff. 

“This event reflects IUP’s ongoing commitment to our students and our continued efforts to work with community colleges,” IUP Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Timothy Moerland said.

Professor Todd Thompson, a faculty member in IUP’s Department of English, will begin the event with welcome remarks at 10:15 a.m.

The event includes panels with community college and IUP experts discussing applying for community college positions, teaching at community colleges, and working in administration at community colleges. The fair also provides opportunities for students to meet with representatives from individual community colleges (some of which are currently hiring) from around the region and learn about their schools and job openings.

Panel discussions include:

  • 11 a.m. -- “Applying for Jobs at Community Colleges,” with Andrew Barnett from Westmoreland County Community College; Rachel Griffo from Community College of Allegheny County; and William Cunion from Cuyahoga Community College; moderated by Kaitlin Tonti, graduate student, IUP Literature and Criticism program
  • 1 p.m. – “Teaching at Community Colleges,” with Mary Lou Kennedy from Community College of Allegheny County; Mitchell James from Lakeland Community College; Jennifer Dix from Anne Arundel Community College; professor Jennifer Gossett, IUP faculty from the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice; moderated by professor Kate Hanrahan, IUP faculty from the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • 2 p.m. – “Working in Administration at Community Colleges,” with Larry Brugh from Penn Highlands Community College; and Morgan Rizzardi, an IUP graduate working at Butler County Community College; moderated by professor John Wesley Lowery, faculty member in IUP’s Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education

Community colleges represented at the fair include Anne Arundel Community College (Arnold, Md.), Community College of Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Cuyahoga Community College (Highland, Ohio), Frederick Community College (Frederick, Md.), Lakeland Community College (Mentor, Ohio), Northampton Community College (Bethlehem), and Westmoreland County Community College (Youngwood).

The Career Fair is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the Department of English, the Literature and Criticism Program, the Composition and TESOL Program, and the Career and Professional Development Center

Community College Career Fair Committee Members

From left, IUP Community College Career Fair committee members Jan Shellenbarger (Career and Professional Development Center); professor Daniel Lee, faculty in the IUP Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice; professor Curtis Porter, faculty member in the Composition and TESOL program; and Lynn Haraldson, graduate student in IUP’s Literature and Criticism program.