Rachel Scornaienchi transformed a relationship with the Penn State Abington Career Development Center (CDC) staff into an internship and followed by a coveted post-graduation position in a management training firm of a large corporation.
Scornaienchi, who graduated from Abington in May with a degree in business, said she capitalized on the services and events the center's experts offer to all students and alumni. By senior year, Scornaienchi became a fairly regular visitor to the center and discovered a mentor in one of its counselors, Nelson Wax.
"He was always there for me, if I needed to meet with him about a class or just pop in for a short, simple answer for my resume," she said. "I felt comfortable asking questions about different companies and opportunities and also discovering what field of business he thought I would be successful in."