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Career Networking Event Features Steelers Head Trainer March 17

John Norwig
3/11/2009 —

Penn State York students will have the opportunity to network with business professionals in a variety of career fields during a networking event on Tuesday, March 17 featuring John Norwig, the head athletic trainer for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The event begins at noon in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building.

“The Penn State York networking event is an excellent way for students to meet business professionals,” said Dina Wulinsky, career counselor at Penn State York.   “Students can meet professionals in an informal setting and ask questions to learn more about jobs in their field of interest,” said Wulinsky.
Norwig, a Hanover native who attended Penn State York and then University Park, will share his experiences with students and the path he took to reach his position as head trainer for the Pittsburgh Steelers, a position he has held for 18 years.  He has 29 years of athletic training experience. Norwig was the first certified athletic trainer at Bellefonte High School in 1980.  He worked at Penn State and had a split contract between athletics and health education from 1981 through 1985 and was a member of the Vanderbilt training staff from 1985 – 1991 before joining the Steelers.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in health, physical education, and recreation in 1979 from Penn State and his master’s degree in health education in 1984 also from Penn State.

In addition to Norwig, 10 professionals representing career fields including business, engineering, nonprofit organizations, government, health care, sales/marketing, science, finance, education, and information sciences and technology will meet and talk with students about their career and what it takes to get a job.   Formerly known as the Career Roundtable Luncheon, the format this year has changed to allow students to visit numerous tables and network during lunch in a low-key environment.  Speakers include W. Alan Snook, business, Maximum Business Consulting; William McQuade, engineering, Johnson Controls; Joanne Riley, nonprofit organizations, Cultural Alliance of York County; Beverly Mackereth, government, York County Human Services; Richard Seim, health care, York Hospital; Jessica Christensen, sales/marketing, Cookie Lee Jewelry; Gregory Richart, science, BD Diagnostics; Deborah Koller, finance, Edward Jones Investments; Molly Dallmeyer, education, secondary education; and Larry LeBeau, information sciences and technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

An evening presentation for alumni and other invited guests, “Alumni in the Spotlight,” features Norwig at 7 p.m. in the campus’ Pullo Family Performing Arts Center.

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