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Students Benefit from Career Activities


Written by Caleb Stanish, Owner of Stanish Media and Student at RGHS

Mock interviews are a great tool to develop essential soft skills. Allowing young professionals to jump into something they are uncomfortable with is the best avenue to help them grow.

While mock interviews help young professionals grow, they have helped me in a whole new way. Mock interviews have shined light on the power of networking. Earlier this year I participated in an event called “Search and Work Day” at Rocky Grove Jr/Sr High School.

This is where I met Susan Williams from the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as a few other business professionals. Through the Chamber, I’ve gotten the chance to meet and learn from dozens of local professionals who I’ve learned a great deal from.

Connecting with these local professionals has excelled my success significantly. Because of the connections the Chamber has provided, I’ve been able to connect, pursue, and succeed in business.

This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s December 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

New Be Here “Youth Ambassadors”


Ashley Sheffer, Program Manager at the Venango Chamber, recently met with two local groups of students and trained them to be “Be Here Ambassadors.”

At Rocky Grove High School, Ashley talked to about 20 junior and senior high students of the gifted classes. These  students learned about Be Here and opportunities in the area, and participated in an activity to become official Ambassadors. The presentation was covered by The Derrick & The News-Herald and the story can also be found on the Be Here website at beherevenango.org/news.

Ashley then visited the eAcademy, a new program of the Venango County Economic Development Authority in collaboration with Clarion University – Venango focused on teaching high school students leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

The four students, all from different school districts—Cranberry, Oil City, Rocky Grove, and Titusville—along with teach Taylor Snyder, heard a similar presentation, then became Be Here Ambassadors.

Are you interested in your class, employees, or organization learning about the Be Here initiative? Ashley is happy to come in and speak to them! Contact her at (814) 676-8521 or acowles@venangochamber.org, and learn more about the initiative by visiting beherevenango.org.

This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s October 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.