Career Education and Development

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Career Education and Development

The Office of Career Education and Development at Bryn Athyn College helps students identify, create, and pursue meaningful careers that will draw upon their talents, interests, and skills, as well as hone their spiritual and moral lives. We assist students in portfolio preparation, internship placements, career counseling, and job searches.

Members of our Career Education and Development team include:

head shot of Renee RosenfeldRenee L. Rosenfeld
Director of Human Resources
Member, National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
267-502-6038
Renee.rosenfeld@brynathyn.edu

 

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Laura Nash
Director of Experiential Learning
267-502-2412
Laura.nash@brynathyn.edu

 

We work in partnership with our Student Employment Program (SEP) and our Alumni Relations office.

The College offers a variety of events throughout the year to help prepare students for success in the workplace. (Be sure to check back periodically for new events that have been added.)

Career Education and Development Calendar

Upcoming 2020-2021 Events

Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming event offerings.

Past Events 2019-2020

August

  • Thursday, 8/29 SEP Job Fair, Brickman Great Hall, 11:30-1:00 pm
    • BAC students are invited to the annual SEP Job Fair to learn of on-campus employment opportunities directly from the supervisors Job seekers can submit an application and resume at the fair and be interviewed on the spot!

September

  • Tuesday 9/17 Career Connections Program 1, Brickman Auxiliary Dining Room, 12:30-1:30 pm
    • Julian Winston, Associate Retirement Plan Specialist with BPAS Fiduciary Services, describes how his college studies in biology, history and Spanish led him to a career in Finance.

October

  • Tuesday 10/15 Graduate School Application Info Session, Brickman Auxiliary Dining Room, 5:30-6:30 pm
    • Learn key details for any type of grad school application and get a sample timeline for applying to grad school. Info on writing your essay, asking for letters of recommendation, and when to take the GRE, LSAT or MCAT will also be available. (Laura Nash – facilitator)
  • Thursday 10/17 Career Day: Majors and More, Brickman Great Hall and Cafeteria, 10:30-3:00
    • Students have the invaluable opportunity to hear from a guest speaker and network with professionals whose college studies paralleled a major offered @ BAC; and explore one’s professional strengths. Learn about the interesting paths a career can take!  View the agenda

November

  • Wednesday 11/6 Career Connections Program 2, Brickman Auxiliary Dining Room, 5:00-6:00
    • Manoj Manoharan, Director of Product Management with Comcast Business, describes his journey from his studies in economics and business to a career in the telecommunications industry.

December

  • Thursday 12/5  Income Tax Overview for International Students, Brickman Auxiliary Dining Room, 5:30-6:30 pm

    • An accountant with Deloitte explains when, why, and how international student workers should file a Federal income tax return.

January

  • Wednesday, 1/22, Diversity and Inclusion – Trashing your Ego, Brickman Auxiliary Dining Room, 12:10-1:10 pm
    • Guests from Philadelphia’s American Paradigm Schools describe how they address diversity & inclusion in the workplace – and why both are so important.
  • Wednesday, 1/29  Future Stars on campus, CC, 2nd floor, 9:30 -2:30
    Representatives from Future Starts Day Camps will be on campus to talk to prospective camp counselors about opportunities available for summer 2020 at Bryn Athyn College & 11 other summer camp locations in PA & NJ. Celebrating their 50th summer, Future Stars is committed to impacting children’s lives by creating a fun experience that fosters authentic relationships & helps campers make life-long friends.  Employment applications are available at www.futurestarscamps.com/join-our-team/staff-applicationopens in a new window. Direct your questions to info@futurestars.comopens in a new window or 215-674-0494.

February

  • Friday 2/14 Career Connections Program 3: Love your Future, (Pendleton Hall 3, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
    • Christy J. Monaharan, LPC, NCC, shares her story with those considering a career as a mental health professional. Christy has been a Crisis Counselor, a Psychotherapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor.
  • Thursday, 2/20  Future Stars on campus, CC, 2nd floor, 9:30-2:30
    Representatives from Future Starts Day Camps will be back on campus to talk to prospective camp counselors about opportunities available for summer 2020 at Bryn Athyn College & 11 other summer camp locations in PA & NJ.  Celebrating their 50th summer, Future Stars is committed to impacting children’s lives by creating a fun experience that fosters authentic relationships & helps campers make life-long friends. Employment applications are available at www.futurestarscamps.com/join-our-team/staff-applicationopens in a new window. Direct your questions to info@futurestars.comopens in a new window or 215-674-0494.

March

  • Wednesday 3/11 Money Management for the Young Professional, Brickman Auxiliary Dining Room, 5:30-6:30 pm
    • Margaret Bachelor, EdD – Director of Continuing Education at Penn State Brandywine reviews financial literacy topics and a budgeting template for those of us about to enter the full-time workforce.
  • Tuesday, 3/17, Job Fair, Sheraton Philadelphia Northeast, 9461 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, 10:00 am -2:00 pm
    • A great opportunity to get connected with recruiters and employers large & small! Meet directly with hiring managers, get instant feedback, and possibly get hired on the spot. Make more employer contacts in a few hours than you would make in weeks of searching on your own. Featured employers include Proctor & Gamble, US Dept of Justice, New York Like, and Bank of America. Admission is free for job seekers; register at eventbrite.com within a few weeks of the Fair.
  • Thursday 3/19 Mock Interviews, Brickman Great Hall, 6:30-8:30 PM
    • Regional business professionals offer students practice interviews with on-the-spot feedback.

April

  • Wednesday, 4/15 On the Road Again, 12:30-1:15 pm, virtual via Teams
    Susan Schoenig, former Implementation Specialist with ADP, describes the ups and downs of choosing a career that requires heavy travel and telecommuting. (program link will be emailed to those who RSVP in advance to renee.rosenfeld@brynathyn.eduopens in a new window
  • Thursday, 4/23, Money Management for the Young Professional, noon-12:45 pm, virtual via Teams
    Margaret Bachelor, EdD – Director of Continuing Education at Penn State Brandywine reviews financial literacy topics and a budgeting template for those of us about to enter the full-time workforce. (program link will be emailed to those who RSVP in advance to renee.rosenfeld@brynathyn.eduopens in a new window)

May

  • Thursday, May 7th, How to Ace the Virtual Job Fair, 6:00-7:00 pm – virtual via Teams
    Anne Weisbord, President of Career Service Unlimited, shares her expertise on how to impress recruiters & hiring managers at job fairs (program link will be emailed to those who RSVP in advance to renee.rosenfeld@brynathyn.eduopens in a new window )
  • Monday, May 11th – until further notice, “Resume Refresh”
    Career Ed & Development is pleased to offer ‘Resume Refresh’ to BAC students & alumni, through which you can connect remotely with a resume coach to dust off your resume & help turn a job interview into a job offer. Resume coaches include recruiters, HR, marketing & healthcare professionals, career coaches, teachers, scientists, and more. Email your best resume & your preferred availability (which day of the wk & what time of day/evening you can spare ½ hr) to renee.rosenfeld@brynathyn.eduopens in a new window. Within 3 business days you will be connected with a resume coach who will provide constructive feedback & tips to enhance your resume.

June

  • PENDING Tuesday, 6/2, Job Fair, Sheraton Philadelphia Northeast, 9461 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, 10:00 am -2:00 pm
    • A great opportunity to get connected with recruiters and employers large & small! Meet directly with hiring managers, get instant feedback, and possibly get hired on the spot. Make more employer contacts in a few hours than you would make in weeks of searching on your own. Featured employers include Proctor & Gamble, US Dept of Justice, New York Like, and Bank of America. Admission is free for job seekers; register at eventbrite.com within a few weeks of the Job Fair.