Penn State Schuylkill students receive employment and internship opportunities
As they traveled to University Park to participate in the People to People and Business and Information Technology career fairs, Tyler Roberts and Aaron Stoprya did not know that they would soon be receiving an offer of employment and internship.
Tyler and Aaron, both students at Penn State Schuylkill, majoring in information, sciences and technology (IST), and psychology, were thrilled to receive their respective offers. Tyler was offered employment through General Motors in Detroit as a information technology (IT) operations engineer. In his new role, Tyler will be working in the areas of database administration, system administration, incident management and response, monitoring and continuity planning, and problem resolution and root-cause analysis; in the Warren, Mich., General Motors facility. Tyler will be on the ground floor of GM's initiative to return IT function back to the company after it had previously been out-sourced.
Aaron, will be working as an intern this summer at the Lions Beacon Lodge, in Mount Union, Pa. The camp focuses on autism spectrum children, as well as physically and mentally challenged individuals.
Both Tyler and Aaron are excited and anixious to start their new experiences. Tyler stated, "I want a job where I can use my hands and brain, fixing things." He feels that his position with General Motors will be a perfect match for his hand skills and his academic preparation received through his IST degree from Penn State. Aaron sees himself, for the first time this summer, using his academic preparation as a psychology major, where he will be making a difference in the children's lives he will be interacting with. He appreciates the opportunity Penn State has given him and can hope to exemplify those standards of learning.