NPRC Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Friday, April 12, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at their Administrative Offices - 300 2nd Avenue, Suite 500, Warren, PA 16365 - or via Zoom connection. The agenda can be viewed online.

Networking

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Preparing Students for their Education and their Career.

Networking

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Your network is a group of people with whom you are connected. They include family, friends, work colleagues, instructors, and others. If you have not looked within your network to see how you can connect to job opportunities, it is time to start. If you are applying to a position in an organization, think about who in your network may have an affiliation with that organization and reach out to them. Let them know you are applying for a position.

You can use networking as a way to expand your connections. You may also seek out networking events and membership with professional organizations.

Networking Events

Networking Events – Networking events are happening all the time. They may not be promoted as networking events, but any event that has a gathering of people can become an opportunity for you to network. Take time to engage in conversation, let others know you are in a job search, and see what type of information you can gather.

Professional Organizations

Professional organizations offer many advantages:

  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Continued learning.
  • Keeping up to date on current news and trends related to the organization’s purpose.
  • Networking – get and stay connected with individuals in your field.

CareerOneStop: CareerOneStop’s Professional Association Finder is a service through the US Department of Labor. You can search by industry, occupation, or association name.

Don’t forget, many organizations offer student discounts on their membership fees. Take advantage of that while you are a student and grow your network.

See What Our Students Have to Say

Group 35

Growing up in rural Potter County, Pennsylvania meant if I wanted good educational and employment opportunities, I would have to move. When NPRC started offering classes less than 30 minutes from my home (almost an hour closer than the next closest college), my future was no longer dependent on living in a more urban area. I received a quality education without spending the tens of thousands of dollars on room and board a traditional school would have required. And now, I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the team making this story possible for so many other people in rural Pennsylvania. NPRC’s mission is a necessary one, helping serve a part of the population that has lacked affordable and quality higher education for decades. This school helped me avoid debt, find my path in life, and now, I have a job I love and opportunities I never expected.

- Brian, NPRC Graduate

While attending NPRC, I am enrolled in 16 credits and working toward a degree in business administration. This switch is already positively benefitting me as a student. I have been keeping up with classes and shifting out of bad habits that may hinder my success. As someone who is diagnosed with anxiety and ADHD, it sometimes gets hard to effectively communicate. However, NPRC continues to provide opportunities to not only challenge myself, but to help me grow as a student, and more importantly, as a person. NPRC was my second chance. My second chance to help me build myself better, and I feel like my future is already better than what it was before NPRC.

-Noah, Business Administration Student

My time at Northern Pennsylvania Regional College has been a great experience even through the COVID-19 pandemic. Never did I imagine doing a year of college in my own home and still be able to be on the Dean’s List and be extremely proud. I am 39 years of age, and it has taken me this long to attempt college. I have to say that starting college at this age was hard. However, everyone at NPRC has made it easy for me to understand what it means to be studious. You can feel the care that is given to you through the staff at NPRC. The instructors are always willing to help and they will always answer the questions that we have. This college is a great way to get started on your new path through life. There are so many options to pick from if you are undecided.

-Claudia, NPRC Graduate

I started with NPRC right after graduating high school in 2018. I was not sure what I wanted to do career-wise, but the criminal justice field had always piqued my interest. Before finishing my two-year degree with NPRC, I decided to transfer to a four-year university to further my education in both sociology and criminal justice. Without the affordability of NPRC and their knowledgeable staff, I would never have dreamed of being where I am today. I will be graduating from RIT in August of 2022 having majored in Sociology and Criminal Justice, as well as having minored in Criminal Justice. I am excited to start a career in the federal Criminal Justice system or within admissions/counseling in higher education. I plan to put myself through law school while working full time after graduating from RIT.

-Ally, Former NPRC Student

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