Amanda (Pietrzykoski) Sevison ’04 is one of many Penn State Wilkes-Barre alumni whose educational and career paths began with a visit to Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Now working in the field of juvenile justice, she credits the campus with starting her journey on the right foot and providing her with what she needed to succeed in her career.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre has been part of Angelena Allen’s life since she first stepped foot on campus as an elementary school student for summer camp. After attending the camps as a child, she came back to Penn State Wilkes‑Barre as a college student to take classes and to teach in the same summer camp program she once attended.
Electrical engineering student Will Smith, a sophomore at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, is already getting the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in his field. He is a student trainee at Tobyhanna Army Depot in the Air Defense and Counterfire department. He began his internship in June and hopes to attain a position at Tobyhanna after graduating.
For Chloe Inniss, playing sports at Penn State Wilkes-Barre has been key to helping her learn time management skills and meet others on campus. She is a member of the basketball and volleyball teams and said she has learned lessons from athletics as well as academics.
As president of the Surveying Society on campus, Hannah Corson is leading the way in showing others the opportunities available in her field.
Corson, a senior surveying engineering major at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, took on the role of president after serving as vice president last year. As president, she coordinates employer presentations on campus, the club’s attendance at the annual Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors (PSLS) conference, and other events.
Internships are a key component to the educational experience for many students at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Some recent graduates of Penn State Wilkes-Barre who successfully completed internships found assistance from Career Services and faculty at the campus.
After completing her military service in the spring, Daelyn Mynes traded the busy, crowded atmosphere of a Navy ship for the peaceful environment of the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus. She was stationed with a squadron in Virginia Beach as a logistics specialist in the supply department. Mynes' five-year deployment ended in March 2022 and she returned home and enrolled at Penn State Wilkes-Barre.
Students take many paths to studying at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. During National Transfer Student Week, October 17-21, we are sharing the stories of three students who have transferred to Penn State Wilkes-Barre to pursue a bachelor’s degree.