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Students – do you have a future career in mind?

May 7, 2015

PA Cyber’s guidance counseling staff is hosting an online career fair Monday, May 11, beginning at 3 p.m.

Participating students will hear live presentations from, and be able to ask questions of, professionals working in a dozen or more career fields, including medicine, counseling, health care, law enforcement, business, entrepreneurship, creative studies, air transportation, construction and real estate. All those making presentations are also parents of PA Cyber students.

Transition Counselor Jennifer Liptak is coordinating the event.

To participate in the online career fair, students need to email her at She will respond by providing a link to the event. She may also be reached by phone with questions about the careers fair at 724.888.7758.

Participating students also will be invited to take an online assessment program that can help them to judge what jobs or careers they might be good at and have an interest in, said Liptak.

Liptak’s job involves working one-on-one with juniors and seniors about their future jobs, especially those who look to enter the workforce immediately after graduation. “The assessment tool is a starting place for a conversation, and then we move on from there,” she said.

Professionals who will make presentations and answer questions during the event are:

  • Lori Bernardo – Health Care IT Regional Sales Manager
  • Laureen Johnson – Physician Assistant
  • Brandi Mahamadou – Human Services/Residential Group Home Supervisor
  • Denita Schrier – Construction Project Manager /Field Superintendent/ CFO
  • Margie Splendore – Psych Nursing/Doctors Without Borders/Clinical Nurse Educator
  • Stephanie Miller – Mining Inspector
  • Kendra Detwiler – BSN Nursing/Neurological Surgery Specialty
  • Jeff Conklin – Pilot (may also cover a career in finance)
  • Tondalia Cliett – Real Estate Agent /Entrepreneurship
  • Ed Shimp – Actor/Director
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About PA Cyber

Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) is one of the largest, most experienced, and most successful online public schools in the nation. PA Cyber's online learning environments, personalized instructional methods, and choices of curricula connect Pennsylvania students and their families with state-certified and highly-qualified teachers, and rich academic content that is aligned to state standards. Founded in 2000, PA Cyber is headquartered in Midland (Beaver County) and maintains a network of support offices throughout the state. As a public school, PA Cyber is open for enrollment by any school-age child residing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and does not charge tuition to students or families.