17th Annual Conference Registration Now Open!

Register for the 17th Annual PennACE Conference before April 1 to receive the Early Bird discounted rate! This year's conference will take place May 21-23 at the Toftrees Golf Resort in State College, PA. For more information and to register, please click here.

Below is a tentative schedule of events:

2019 PennACE (Tentative) Conference Schedule

Tuesday, May 21

Pre Conference Activities

Wednesday, May 22

8:30-10:00 am Registration Open

10:00-11:15 am Welcome & Keynote Presentation

Dr. Tom Segar

11:15-12:30pm Lunch & Student of the Year Presentation

12:45-1:45pm Knowledge Session I

What’s Your ParliPro IQ?

Diana Brush, Associate Director, Clarion Univ.

You’re an Athlete? So what.

Eric Morton, Graduate Assistant, Kutztown Univ.

Insights for Preparing Students for Post College

Dr. Tom Segar, Keynote Speaker

One Company’s Approach to Inclusion – PPL Corp.

Brian Case, Manager, PPL

2-3:00pm Express Sessions – Pick Two 25 minute sessions

It Takes Two: The Student-Supervisor Relationship

Crystal Vietmeier, Director, Chatham Univ.

Integrating Career Services & Alumni Relations

Lauren Tudor, Assistant Director, Chatham Univ.

Career Coaching Goes Digital

Diana Brush, Associate Director, Clarion Univ.

Career Prep Courses: Professional Development

Kate Sheridan, Associate Director, Chatham Univ.

The Smartest People “Not” in the Room: Utilizing

Alumni as a Primary Means in Career Development

Ryan Smolko, Associate Director, Muhlenberg College

3:15-4:15pm Knowledge Session II

Understanding Exploratory Students & Career

Educator’s Role in their Relationship

Dr. John Rindy, Director, Slippery Rock Univ.

Taking Kindergarten to College

Julie Novotny, Career Advisor, Kent State Univ.

Great Development Achieves Identifiable Goals

Hope Balanti, Employment Specialist, CCAC

LGBTQA+ Students & the Career Search Journey

Christopher Donchak, Career Counselor, PSU Harrisburg

4:30-5:30pm PennAce Gameshow & Happy Hour

Happy hour sponsored by Enterprise!

6:00pm Group Dinners on Your Own

Thursday, May 23

8:30-9:45am Breakfast & General Membership Meeting

9:45-10:15am Lightning Sessions

SOTY Awards Q&A session

Roadblocks to Re-entry

PennAce Grant Presentation

Patty Gochenauer, PSU Mount Alto

Committee time, if needed

10:15-11:15 Featured Topic Session

Career Services for All: Providing Accessible &

Equitable Campus Resources

Linda Lantaff, Director of Disability Services, Kutztown Univ.

Kerri Gardi, Director of Career Development, Kutztown Univ.

11:15-11:30 Snack Break

11:30-12:30pm Knowledge Session III

Creating Inclusive Environments

Julie Novotny, Career Advisor, Kent State Univ.

Connecting Career Development & Study Abroad

Through University Partnerships

Sherry Rice, Assistant Director, PSU

The Box Method – Thinking Outside of the Box to

Create Successful Mock Interviews

Crystal Cory, Graduate Student, Slippery Rock Univ.

Richard Zapp, Graduate Student, Slippery Rock Univ.

Requiring an Internship: The Good, The Bad,

and The Ugly

Lesli Somerset, Assistant Director, Chatham Univ

General Conference Questions may be addressed to Jenelle Henry Conference Chair at henry@kutztown.edu or at 610.683.4067.

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Our Vision: To be the premier statewide professional association of choice for career and recruitment professionals. 


Our Mission: A collaborative organization that provides professional growth and networking opportunities for career development and recruitment professionals to enhance practices that benefit  Pennsylvania college and university students and graduates.

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