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Westminster teams up with area agencies to offer Internship Day

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Posted on Monday, January 22, 2024

Lawrence and Mercer counties are rich with internship and employment opportunities, and area business leaders will showcase those offerings at a regional Internship Day from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in the Witherspoon Rooms of McKelvey Campus Center on Westminster College’s campus.

Primarily aimed at college students, the event will introduce participants to internship and career opportunities in the region. Attendees can also meet and network with leading companies from Lawrence and Mercer counties including Steelite, UPMC Jameson, UPMC Horizon, Hall Industries, Hall Technical Services, EZ Flo-Flowline, Hoyt Art Center, United Way of Lawrence County, Primary Health Network, New Castle Public Library, HBK, Imperial Systems, West Central Job Partnership and Pennsylvania CareerLink.

“We believe that by showcasing some of our region’s leading companies, increasing awareness of the great jobs in the area and hearing from young alumni successes, local students may be influenced to reconsider remaining in the area,” said Paul Bucciarelli, business retention and workforce specialist for Forward Lawrence Chamber and Economic Alliance. “We know our cost of living is very affordable, especially for new home buyers, but we also offer tremendous recreational and cultural opportunities.”

Westminster’s Justin Gregorich, director of the Office of Professional Development and Community Engagement, agrees that the local region is a great area to work, live and raise a family.

“This is a great area to grow roots,” he said. “Regional and local job and internship opportunities offer our students a range of benefits in this area, including local industry exposure, networking opportunities, a very livable cost of living and the potential for long-term employment.”

Sponsored by Westminster College, Forward Lawrence Chamber and Economic Alliance, Penn-Northwest Development Corporation, West Central Job Partnership and Pennsylvania CareerLink of Lawrence and Mercer counties, the event will also offer skills-building and informational sessions on leadership, networking, job searching and careers. Attendees can participate in mock interviews with area professionals and get tips on writing effective cover letters. Young professionals will share their professional experiences and career journeys, and recent local college graduates will discuss “Why Life is Good Here” during a working lunch.

“Attending the Internship Day event is a proactive step that can significantly benefit students’ career journeys by providing networking opportunities, exposure to different industries and valuable insights into internships,” said Gregorich.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. While there is no cost to students who attend, registrations are required. To reserve a spot or for more information about the event, click here.

For additional questions, please contact Paul Bucciarelli at 724-658-1488 or