Stapleton Visits Seminar in Management Class

Posted on 11/17/2017 8:53:27 AM

Becky Stapleton's visit to IUPOn November 8, 2017, Steve Osborne’s Seminar in Management class had the honor to learn about and from Becky Stapleton, senior executive vice president, chief banking officer at S&T Bank, and her amazing and very successful career. 

Stapleton earned her Master in Public Affairs degree from Indiana University in Bloomington after she received her bachelor’s degree at IUP in Government and Public Services. After an early career path working in other jobs, she joined S&T Bank over 29 years ago and was able to move up through the executive vice president director of Human Resources position to the senior executive vice president and chief banking officer position.

It was an honor to meet Becky Stapleton personally during her visit to our class. She introduced herself to every single student individually, later recalling most of us! In addition to talking about her professional career, she also gave as valuable advice for our job search and interviews. As a mother of three daughters and with her HR background, she has the experience to assist young people that are close to graduation on how to approach the job search. She talked about how important it is to develop a network. She strongly suggested having a LinkedIn account in addition to actually calling people and asking them to talk to you over coffee about their career and yours.

Another aspect we discussed with her was social media presence and what possible future employers find by simply “Googling” your name. She came prepared! Before her presentation in our class, she Googled every single one of us and had some information that she was able to find right away. She strongly counseled us to be aware of our online presence because it is so easy to find information. Many employers will Google you to see what kind of person you are. In addition, she stressed doing things that are positive that would show up in your name search.

On the other hand, we also have to do research on the company we interview for to be prepared. Lastly, Becky encouraged us to follow our dreams and pursue our dream jobs in our dream company.

As an endnote, I want to thank Ms. Stapleton, on behalf of my classmates, that she took the time to talk to us and gave us all those very valuable tips. She is an amazing woman with an amazing career that we can look up to and learn from.

Eberly College of Business and Information Technology