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LVC Success Expo

LVC’s first-ever Advising and Career Exploration Day

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

No classes will be held on this day so students can participate in all of the opportunities being offered.

Academic Advising
Meet with your academic advisor (at a time and place your advisor requests). Prioritize your academic advising appointment; this is a dedicated day to ensure ALL students have an opportunity to speak with faculty about their success plans. If you have any questions about academic advising, please contact your advisor or the Registrar’s Office.

Professional Development Workshops and Presentations
Locations and times for each session vary.

  • Pre-registration is NOT required: first-come, first-served based on room capacity.
  • Earn scholarship entries by attending; see full descriptions and presenters’ names below.
  • Examples of topics include Illegal Interview Questions; Car Loans, Credit Cards, and Common Sense Investing Advice; Intercultural Workplace Competency; Entrepreneurship – What They Don’t Teach You in School, and more. 

Professional Headshots
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Arnold Sports Center – Sorrentino Gym
Headshots can be used for LinkedIn profiles as a way to present yourself professionally!

Drop-in Mentoring with LVC Alumni
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (each mentor’s availability varies) | Arnold Sports Center – Sorrentino Gym
Have a question about your career trajectory or about what professional paths some alumni took after completing their degree at LVC? Come have a casual conversation with several professionals and get advice about life after LVC. See a complete listing below.

President’s Staff Networking
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Arnold Sports Center – Sorrentino Gym
Members of the LVC President’s staff will be attending the fair to serve as a resource and practice field for our students. Consider introducing yourself, practicing your handshake, and engaging in small talk to build your professional network. Feel free to use this as an opportunity to get to know college leadership!

All-Majors Jobs & Internships Fair
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Arnold Sports Center – Sorrentino Gym

  • Open to all classes and majors, the jobs and internships fair is an opportunity for you to meet with employers and see exciting opportunities they have.
  • Come listen to Aimee Bealer, Digital Communications ’23, open the fair with her vocal performance of Ladies Who Lunch (from the Broadway musical, Company).
  • Visit with KPets!
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Breen Center $500 Scholarship

LVC students will be automatically entered to win a $500 scholarship by attending LVC Success Expo events. Earn one entry for every eligible event attended. Bring your cell phone to scan a QR code for attendance and scholarship entry.

Eligible events include:

  • Job fair prep sessions: Eligible sessions were offered on 2/28, 3/2, & 3/16.
  • All-majors jobs & internships fair
  • Professional development workshops (offered AM & PM)

Note: Scholarship funds applied towards tuition are not taxed. If students choose to apply the scholarship for room & board, meal plans, or books, the award is taxable.

Workshops & Presentations

See below for the variety of professional development workshops and presentations that will be offered during the LVC Success Expo.

Pre-registration is NOT required: first-come, first-served based on room capacity. Students should make sure they have a Handshake account and bring their cell phone to scan a QR code for attendance and scholarship entry.

*Sessions marked with an asterisk are open to LVC faculty and staff to fulfill their annual professional development requirements.

Presenter: Towahna Rhim [Penn/LGH]

Times and locations: Mund Living Room | 1 p.m. & 1:35 p.m.

Description: Do you have what it takes to keep on, keeping on when life tries to knock you down? Dr. Rhim has faced many adversities, hardships, and losses yet continues to persevere, having recently started her own consulting business about authentic leadership. 

*LVC faculty and staff may attend this session to fulfill their annual professional development requirements.

Presenters: Austin Andrews & Owen Dubble [Fulton Bank] 

Times and locations:
Sorrentino Classroom | 9:35 a.m.
Sorrentino Recruiting Lounge | 10:45 a.m.
Leedy Theatre | 1 p.m. & 2:10 p.m.

Description: Adulting 101: personal finance topics every young adult should know.

*LVC faculty and staff may attend this session to fulfill their annual professional development requirements.

Presenter: Molly O’Brien-Foelsch  

Times and locations:
Sorrentino Classroom | 9 a.m.
Dutchmen Lounge (Sports Center) | 9:35 a.m.
Clyde A. Lynch 118 | 2:45 p.m.

Description: Learn wellness techniques that can be done seated in a chair or while standing—great strategies to use while at work in a professional setting.  This session is a great way to kick-start your day, all bodies welcome!  

*LVC faculty and staff may attend this session to fulfill their annual professional development requirements.

Presenters: Jill Russell & Dr. Joerg Meindl  

Times and locations: AHPP 244 | 10:45 a.m.

Description: In interactions with customers, patients, or business partners from a different cultural background, do you know how long you should hold a handshake or whether you should offer to shake hands at all? Should you use titles and last names to show respect or is it seen as impersonal? But even more importantly: do you know how to utilize cultural knowledge to connect well and communicate more effectively?

*LVC faculty and staff may attend this session to fulfill their annual professional development requirements.

Presenter: Melissa Sherwood  

Times and locations: AHPP 244 | 9:35 a.m.; 10:10 a.m.; & 11:20 a.m.

Description: Do you know what questions employers are prohibited from asking you during your interview? Do you know how to respond when they ask you, “do you have any questions for me?” And do you know the difference between an HR recruiter and hiring manager? Come find out! 

*LVC faculty and staff may attend this session to fulfill their annual professional development requirements.

Presenter: Erin Hannaford 

Times and locations: Dutchmen Lounge (Sports Center) | 10:45 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Description: It can be stressful knowing when and how to request workplace accommodations, especially as a young professional. Come listen to Erin Hannaford explain the types of reasonable accommodation requests that are aligned with job responsibilities so you can confidently make your needs known to a future employer.

*LVC faculty and staff may attend this session to fulfill their annual professional development requirements.

Presenter: Karen Young [HR Resolutions]  

Times and locations: Clyde A. Lynch 118 | 1 p.m.; 1:35 p.m. & 2:10 p.m.

Description: Learn from an HR professional, business owner, and consultant on how to navigate strange and uncomfortable HR topics and how to seek human resource assistance. 

*LVC faculty and staff may attend this session to fulfill their annual professional development requirements.

Presenter: Joe Trojcak [Progressive Enterprises Sound Studios] 

Times and locations: Bishop Library Atrium | 1:35 p.m.; 2:10 p.m. & 2:45 p.m.

Description: Trojcak has been part of multiple business enterprises and can share tips on how to save real money when starting new ventures, how to know when to hire professional services (like accountants), and how to find the passion in what you do. He’s the owner of Progressive Enterprises Sound Studios, a musician, author, and a motivational speaker! 

Presenters: Complexity Gaming

Times and locations: e-Sports Arena (Lower Level of Lynch) | 11:40 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Description: Immerse yourself in the arena to understand how the combination of technology and teamwork prepares e-Sports players to become professionals in a fast-growing field. Featuring Complexity Gaming. 


Presenters: Daelyn Stabler & Rachel Helt

Times and locations: Bishop Library Atrium | 1 p.m.

Description: Daelyn Stabler, senior biology student (minor in environmental science), shares about her internship at the National Aviary, where she learned how to give public presentations, feed and provide medicine to exotic birds, and solidified her dream of going to vet school.

Rachel Helt, senior biology student, will share about her internship at the Wetlands Institute where she worked with endangered turtles. Did you know that turtles’ sex is determined by temperature?! Come learn which temperature conditions produce male versus female turtles! (Rachel’s session is limited to the visiting High School Students).


Presenter: Student Panel Moderated by Caitlin Lenker

Description: Listen to the different situations our residential assistants encounter and manage that may offer some lessons learned about what to expect about calling LVC “home.”

Presenter: Andrea Haldeman 

Times and locations: AHPP 114 | 9 a.m.

Description: Life is full of transitions from one space to the next—whether high school to college (or work) or from college to being a young professional. Explore and embrace who you are, what your potential is, and move confidently forward in the next steps of life!

Presenter: Student Panel Moderated by Evelyn Colon 

Description: Listen to our Valley Blue Coats share their LVC stories and lessons learned as successful and highly engaged college students.  

Presenter: Morgan Walker

Times and locations: Lehr Dining Room | 2:10 p.m.

Description: Learn how to build a quick and easy balanced meal using kitchen and pantry staples.

FREE stir-fry sample for the first 15 workshop participants!

Presenter: Morgan Walker

Times and locations: The Underground | 10:10 a.m.

Description: Learn which nutrient dense snacks and breakfast items will help fuel your brain and body! Registered Dietitian, Morgan Walker, will provide recommendations and offer a smoothie demo.

FREE smoothie sample for the first 15 workshop participants!

Presenter: Morgan Walker

Times and locations: The Underground | 1 p.m.

Description: Learn food fueling strategies to optimize pre-, during, and post-exercise performance from our Sports Nutrition and Registered Dietitian, Morgan Walker. Ask questions about energy and hydration drinks, caffeine, and the effects of alcohol on athletic performance.

Presenters: Stacey Hollinger (Associate Director of Athletics/SWA), Melissa Byler (Director of the Sports Center/Head Track Coach), Chuck Yasinski (Head Athletic Trainer), Vince Pecora (Director of Athletic Communications), Nick Benhoff (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach)

Times and locations:  Sorrentino Recruiting Lounge | 9 a.m. & 9:35 a.m.

Description: Hear from a panel of professionals about the diverse career paths available in the athletics industry.

Presenter: Erin Halbleib, Cassidy Graft, Donald Gentzler (Kaman’s Art Shoppes)

Times and locations: The Underground (Lower Level of Mund) | 2:10 p.m. & 3:25 p.m.

Description: Live demonstrations on the art of Airbrushing, Caricatures, Henna, and Face Painting. You will have an opportunity to use the equipment to try out the art of airbrushing as well as try your hand at drawing Caricatures. Learn about career opportunities with Kaman’s Art Shoppes.


LVC alumni mentors will be available in the Arnold Sports Center – Sorrentino Gym throughout the jobs and internship fair (9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.). Specific times for each mentor vary.

Kayleigh JohnsonKayleigh Johnson ’22 (Digital Communications & English)
Kayleigh Johnson is a journalist at a local news station in York, Pa. After starting on the assignment desk, she is now a digital content producer and writes articles for the website, coordinates social media posts and ensures content from TV broadcasts is represented on all of the station’s digital platforms. She recently launched a book club focusing on local authors to connect news viewers to the personalities at the station and facilitate community-based discussion. During her time on campus, she served as the editor-in-chief for “La Vie Collegienne,” design editor for “Green Blotter,” social media manager for Bishop Library and was a member of DigiVal.


Claire MessimerClaire Messimer ’12 (Digital Communications and minor in Business Administration)
Messimer started at Clair Global as an intern during her senior year, but she quickly demonstrated her skills and work ethic, moving up the ranks from Web & Design Assistant to Communications Manager before assuming her current role as Director of the Marketing Department. Claire oversees the team who handles Clair Global’s marketing and communications strategy including branding, creative, sales support, public relations, and digital marketing across the company’s three divisions and many market segments.


Karen YoungKaren Young, SPHR, SHRM-SCP ’84 (Business Administration)
“Karen believes that when the HR pieces fall into place, an organization begins to run like a well-oiled machine.”

Karen Young is founder and President of HR Resolutions, helping create and execute effective human resources strategies and solutions. Come ask Karen about the pros/cons of seeking professional certifications and joining professional societies and how that impacts your resume. You can also ask her to share stories about her pack of retired racing greyhounds!


Jordan SenkbeilJordan Senkbeil ’18 (AMP)
Senkbeil began working in the electronics shop at Clair Global but has since been promoted three times, now overseeing five departments of the Clair Touring Faction. While at LVC, Jordan played football, participated in the VALE music label, performed as DJ in the Underground, and served as a Multicultural Mentor.



Heather Smail ‘ 14 (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
Heather is currently an active athlete and experienced leader dedicated to building, empowering and motivating individuals. She is focused on communication, critical thinking and fundamental skill application (professionally and personally). Overall, she is a very analytical thinker that exploits the scientific process to drive projects and build successful teams.


Eric White ’99 (English, Communications)
While at LVC, Eric was an active member of the football team, wrote for LaVie Collegienne and participated in open mic (poetry/satire) readings on campus. He worked in college relations under the watchful eye of Dr. Hanrahan. Eric is currently the Director of Marketing & Communications for Redner’s Markets. He serves on the board of directors of various non-profit organizations in Berks county.



Alexis Reinbold ’19 (Business Administration)
Alexis currently works for PSECU as a Marketing Data Analyst after getting her start at the company as a Finance Intern and later being hired as an Accounting Analyst. During her time at LVC, Alexis was a member of the Professional Business Leaders club and served as a tutor for accounting. Alexis is now back at Lebanon Valley working on her MBA in Leadership Management.


Marah Hoffman ’22 (English and Creative Writing)
After graduation, Marah moved to Knoxville, TN to be Sundress Academy for the Arts’ Fall 2022 long-term Writer in Residence. Following her residency, she was promoted to Creative Director of Sundress Academy for the Arts, a remote role that allows her to plan, publicize, and facilitate virtual literary events; contribute promotional materials to The Sundress Blog; and foster connections among artists.


Grace Hurst ’17 (English, Minor in Business Administration)
Grace is currently a team lead at Tower Marketing, a local digital marketing agency. She manages a team responsible for the execution of optimized website content, traditional marketing pieces, internet radio advertising, email marketing, and social media. While at LVC, Grace participated in La Vie as a staff writer and served as president of Wig & Buckle Theater Company.

Bishop Library

Campus Opportunities

Graduate & Professional Studies Instant Decision Day

Come talk with our GPS staff to discuss how to grow your professional skills and expand your knowledge with an LVC graduate degree or professional certificate.

Are you MAJORly Confused?

Our Center for Academic Success and Exploratory Majors staff will be on site to discuss what questions to ask when considering a change in major and what options there might be if you’re unsure of your current academic trajectory. Representatives may even be available to do guided tours of the jobs and internships fair to help you explore career options and how to find the right academic majors to help you achieve your professional goals.

Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery

Immerse yourself in the visual experience, “Under the Mexican Sky: Vintage Photographs by Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, and Colleagues.”

KPets team poses with dog and LVC President James MacLaren


9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Arnold Sports Center – Sorrentino Gym

Wagner and Cunha (2021) found that dogs lower stress, improve communication, and enhance workplace cohesion, coworker camaraderie, and employee well-being! Come visit our furry friends and also inquire which of our employers offers pet-friendly work environments!

Dogs at the Workplace: A Multiple Case Study – PubMed (

Thankful for our Annville Neighbors

Lebanon Valley College is proud to support local small businesses! These Annville restaurants have partnered with the Breen Center to provide lunch for our eligible Expo partners (employers, professional development session presenters, and mentors – voucher required):

  • Swatara Coffee Co: (717) 685-793
  • J & S Pizzeria: (717) 867-5508
  • Corvette Bar & Grille: (717) 867-4750
  • Rotunda Restaurant and Brewery: (717) 867-0113
  • Ninh Kieu: (717) 565-8095