Snack & Learn videos provide an opportunity for students and educators to hear from professionals about various aspects of life after high school. Like our Career Journeys videos, these can be used by students doing career exploration to generate artifacts and help them think more concretely about their next steps. However, these videos are designed to be less about the journey of each person, and more about working for a particular company/industry or attending a particular post-secondary institution. Our season one Snack & Learn videos are about 30 minutes in length. You can also access our second season of videos focused on non-traditional, but well-established, post-secondary opportunities.
Looking at How One Trade Stacks Up
The Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers offer apprenticeship training that can lead to careers ranging from bricklaying and stonework to building restoration and tile setting. This video offers an overview.
Understanding Workplace Expectations
Workplace expectations vary somewhat among employers, but there are rules of the road that are standard everywhere. Schell Games’ Talent Acquisition Specialist Michael Geeter talks about them.
Nursing is More Than One Career
Nursing isn’t just one profession—it’s many. Jefferson Hospital’s Director of Professional Practice and Nursing Education, Irma D’Antonio, MSN, RN, SSGB, reviews different kinds of practice and the settings in which nurses work.
Finding a sense of direction is the first step toward a career. Learning self-advocacy can help students take the rest. University of Pittsburgh Student Affairs Director, Chaz Kellem, talks about the skills involved and how to develop them.
What’s EDT Boot Camp?
Senior Talent Acquisition Program Associate, Erin Bunda, describes Duquesne Light Co.’s EDT (Electric Distribution Technology) Boot Camp, a six-week immersion for high school students interested in learning skills needed to become line workers.
Planning for College During COVID-19
Waynesburg University’s President of Enrollment Shari Payne, PhD, gives pointers on navigating college applications amid a pandemic as well as general information on admissions and choosing college preparatory classes.
Apprenticeships in Manufacturing
The German American Chamber of Commerce teams up with trainees from member companies to explain that apprenticeships aren’t just preparation for the building trades and can even dovetail with college.
Becoming an Entrepreneur
CEO and founder of Sparkwear, John Rattray, talks about beginning his entrepreneurial journey in the 5th grade and how he’s been starting companies ever since.
Pathways to High Demand Jobs
The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry’s Workforce Development Executive, Allen Norton, talks about jobs in high demand and how to weigh the economics of post-secondary options.
Taking a Look at CCAC
Recruiter, Mike Rose, talks about applying to CCAC, academic options on CCAC’s four campuses and the career paths they lead to.
If You Could Work with the Animals
The Allegheny Land Trust’s Senior Director of Education and Curriculum, Julie Travaglini, talks about the many paths to working with animals besides becoming a vet.
Most Careers Take Crooked Paths
Penn State Beaver’s Director of Workforce Development and Continuing Education, Debra Roach, PhD, MSBA, tells why there’s no wrong way to start a career and few paths that run a straight line.
The Elliott Group’s Operations Director, Mike Storms, talks about manufacturing and the many career paths it offers at his company and throughout industry.
Creating Vision Statements
Shadyside Academy’s Chief Talent Recruitment and Development Officer, Dr. Armani Davis, talks about how to craft a personal vision statement and why you need one.
Opportunities in Health Careers
Jefferson Hospital’s Director of Nursing and Professional Practice, Irma D’Antonio, offers insights about the range of occupations in health care, from hands-on patient care to billing and biotechnology.