Thursday, January 15, 2015

BAHS Students Gain Insights about Careers

The College of Science and Technology Career Day on Oct 10, 2014 provided a great opportunity for BAHS students to meet with alumni to discuss careers in biology and allied health sciences. The Biology panelists included: Dr. Eric Horstick (Biology, 2005), a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health; Dr. Frank Sheaffer (Biology, 2006), podiatrist; Ms. Melissa Tomcavage (Biology, 2008), an analyst in the microarray department of GeneDx;  Ms. Anna Simpson (Biology 2010), a zookeeper at Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland; and Mr. Ghaith Ibrahim (Biology, 2013), a scientist at OraSure Technologies. Sharing information regarding careers in health care were Allied Health Science panelists Mr. Kenneth Roszel (Radiologic Technology, 1994), Program Director of the School of Radiologic Technology, Geisinger Medical Center; Dr. Shannon Carper (Health Sciences-pre-physical therapy, 2010); Ms. Laura Moore (Health Sciences-pre-physician assistant, 2011) a physician assistant in the orthopedic department, Geisinger Medical Center; and Ms. Amanda Naugle (Medical Lab Science, 2013), a medical laboratory scientist at Evangelical Community Hospital.  When asked for advice and suggestions, the panelists encouraged students to do internships; to engage in research; to be able to articulate in an interview what you want to do and why; to give yourself 100% to your clinical or graduate program; to build relationships with faculty; to be well-rounded during your college years; to network with others in your field of interest; and to join professional societies. Thank you to Dr. Brubaker for organizing the panels and to Drs. Coleman and Klinger for serving as moderators. Special thanks to BAHS alumni for sharing their insights!

BAHS majors chat with BAHS alumni about health science careers.

BAHS Club officers Sarah Hower (Vice-president) and Emily Kossifoss (Secretary)  share information about the club at Career Day.
Drs. Eric Horstick and Frank Sheaffer discuss their career paths during the biology panel.