2024 LVC Success Expo logo header featuring sponsor UPMC logo

LVC Success Expo

Thursday, April 4, 2024

The LVC Success Expo is open to LVC students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Community members, K-12 educators, and high school students are also invited to attend. High school students can view their itinerary and register here.

ACT48 credits will be offered for educators. For questions, call 717-867-6560 or email breencenter@lvc.edu.

Morning Sessions

Achievement Now: Elevate Your Success

Lutz | 9–9:55 a.m.
Sponsored by The Breen Center for Career and Professional Development

Understand the actual reason why so many people fail to reach their goals and learn 4 simple habits that can be implemented immediately to drive achievement, discover actionable keys to a productive mindset, and develop individual action steps to begin the achievement process.


LVC Earth Days Seminar Series: DCNR Forestry Environmental Career Talk

Neidig-Garber 203 | 9–10 a.m.

Ryan Reed and Andy Brought will talk about the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Bureau of Forestry works to ensure the long-term health, viability, and productivity of Pennsylvania’s forests and to conserve native wild plants. DCNR is looking for the next generation of DCNR Bureau of Forestry pros!


Understanding Student Loans (best for juniors & seniors)

Chapel 101 | 9–10:15 a.m.
Sponsored by the Business Department

Speaker: Connor Pierce DPT, CMPT, COMT, Certified Student Loan Counselor®
Connor and his wife, Hannah, co-founded After the DPT, a company aimed at educating students and graduates on handling their student debt. Connor, a Doctor of Physical Therapy (LVC class of 2018) and Certified Student Loan Counselor®, has consulted on over $20 million in student debt.

Topics covered:

  • Should you refinance or consolidate your student loans?
  • Should you live on ramen noodles in your parents basement and pay off your loans? Or are there other options?
  • What is loan forgiveness and income-driven repayment plans?
  • Can you live the life you want while you have student loans?


Athletic Training Department Gathering to Kick-off Academic Advising

AHPP 120 | 9 a.m.

The Athletic Training department will host a gathering for all AT majors (first-year undergrad through 2nd year graduate). Immediately after the gathering, students will meet with their advisors. The junior class will meet specifically regarding clinical education from 10–11 a.m.

Lutz | 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Sponsored by the Business Department

Tunji Adebayo will talk about the benefits of an entrepreneurial mindset, identifying and leveraging one’s talents, and challenging his audience to challenge themselves. Tunji believes that grit can be used to develop one’s genius!

NIHE 128 | 8:20–8:30 a.m.

  • Emily Sausser, The Penn State University


Clyde A. Lynch 186 | 10–10:10 a.m.

  • Roman Schelhorn, Fulton Bank

Interactive Tabling

Blair Music Lobby | 10–10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m., 1–1:30 p.m.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) logoCouncil for Exceptional Children (CEC)

The purpose of this student chapter is to advance the education of individuals with exceptionalities and to promote related educational, scientific, and charitable purposes. The student chapter assists and provides support to CEC in all its efforts on behalf of persons with exceptionalities.

DEI Activity: Hear directly from students about their academic and employment experiences in the IU13’s School-to-Work program, hosted at LVC. And test your own knowledge about using inclusive language. All of the interactive activities will give you skills to be a more inclusive partner and advocate for individuals with disabilities.

Watch this video to hear more from students involved with the IU13 program.


Student Nursing Association of PA (SNAP) logoStudent Nursing Association of PA (SNAP)

The National Student Nurse Association is dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing students. With 50,000 members nationwide, NSNA is the voice of the future of the nursing profession. LVC has a Student Nurse Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) which provides students with the opportunity to join the national association as well.

DEI Activity: Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you couldn’t hear like you do now, or couldn’t see clearly, or had difficulty physically getting around campus? Come participate in our interactive tabling to walk a mile in someone’s shoes to learn how to be a more empathetic colleague, caregiver, educator, and community member.

Blair Music Lobby | 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

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!

LVC students and staff pose with puppies from KPets

Blair Music Lobby | 10 a.m.–12 p.m., 1–1:30 p.m.

Learn how to best present yourself on screen. A Mary Kay representative, Tanya Flanagan-Hanshew, will share tips for optimizing makeup and lighting.

Mund College Center | 3–4:30 p.m.

This mini (and informal) career fair/employer tabling is for LVC students of all majors and class years.

Participating Employers:

  • Valley Forge Educational Services
  • Jonestown Bank & Trust Co.
  • Ritter Insurance Marketing
  • Berks County Intermediate Unit
  • Walz Group
  • Landis Homes
  • UPMC
  • Fastenal
  • Bell & Evans
  • Day & Zimmermann

Afternoon Sessions

Lutz | 12–1 p.m.

Artificial intelligence is being integrated into every sector possible. In an age of “e-learning,” we now have “AI teachers.” In medicine, AI is used for everything from drug development to diagnosis and critical surgery. Meanwhile, military units around the world are using AI assistance to determine who will live or die. Very soon, the machines themselves may be tasked to make such decisions.

We are told to “stay ahead” of the technology, while at the same time we’re told the technology will soon rocket ahead of us. How do we approach this? Tech writer Joe Allen argues we should keep our options open and our skepticism high.

Teaching Machines: Education in an Age of Artificial Intelligence

Lutz | 1:30–3 p.m.

Learn 7 essential skills to positively impact your effectiveness as a speaker or facilitator, 7 steps that can be done before, during, and after each training/meeting to ensure maximum participant value, and techniques to handle 5 types of challenging participants.

Drop-In Sessions

Neidig-Garber 414 | 9–10 a.m.

Drop by Dr. Rasmussen’s office to learn about the process of applying to graduate school.

Connect with one of our Exploratory advisors if you are unsure of your major, struggling in your major courses, or thinking about changing majors. We will guide you towards making a decision that best fits your interests and skills!

One of our professional Exploratory advisors will be available from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. throughout the day. Sign up for an appointment on Starfish! From the home page, click on the menu button in the upper-left corner. Go to the Dashboard, then look under My Services and select “Explore Your Major Options.” Follow the prompts to schedule a meeting.

Breen Center | 3–4:30 p.m.

Stop by for a resume review with hiring managers from Clark Associates.

Etiquette Dinner sponsored by Clark Associates

Etiquette Dinner

4:30–6:30 p.m. | Lehr Dining Room

For LVC Students, Faculty, & Staff Only | Sponsored by Clark Associates

Learn the proper etiquette of fine dining and networkingLVC students are required to register for free on Handshake. LVC faculty & staff may register here for $25.


  • Grilled Caesar Salad: Egg, Anchovy, Sour Dough Croutons, Parmesan, Caesar Dressing
  • Roasted Red Pepper Soup: Fennel, Spinach, Eggplant, Basil
  • Herbed Chicken: Potato Gnocchi, Oyster Mushrooms, Brussels, Winter Squash, Lemon and Brown Butter
  • Cannoli Napoleon: Sweet Ricotta, Espresso, Chocolate, Raspberry

Options for dietary restrictions

LVC Breen Center logo

Breen Center $500 Scholarship

LVC students will be automatically entered to win a $500 scholarship by attending LVC Success Expo events. Earn 1 entry for each of the eligible events attended.

Eligible Events

  • Achievement Now: Elevate Your Success
  • LVC Earth Days Seminar
  • Understanding Student Loans
  • Health, Wealth, and Marketing Oneself
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Presenters: Enhance Your Skills
  • Pathways to Professions Mini Career Fair 2.0
  • Etiquette Dinner

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.

Collage with top photo showing students in LVC Nursing Simulation Lab and bottom photo showing computers and equipment in Esports Arena

High School Itinerary

8:30– 11:30 a.m. | Registration and welcoming remarks begin in Miller Chapel

  • Achievement Now: Elevate Your Success
  • Health, Wealth, and Marketing Oneself
  • Internship experiences told by LVC students
  • Tour of the E-Sports arena
  • Tour of the Nursing Simulation Lab

For questions, call 717-867-6560 or email breencenter@lvc.edu.