2023 Event Day Information:
March 23, 2023 | 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
2023 Sponsors and Partners:
Gold Star Sponsor:
Penn State New Kensington Alumni Society
Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Networking Dinner Sponsor:
AHN Highmark Health
Life Science Connect
Penn State New Kensington Career Services and the Academic & Career Success Center
With support from:
Penn State New Kensington Student Affairs and the Student Initiated Fee Committee
in-person and in Pittsburgh in 2023!
Come to this EXCLUSIVE event for all PSNK students and graduates.
The 10th Annual Penn State New Kensington Leader Launch conference will give you the chance to connect with Penn State alumni and other professionals in your field with opportunities and career advice just for you! Invest just one one day in your future and you will… Be inspired, make contacts and prepare for your own success!
Current students and recent graduates: Online registration is no longer available. If you are still interested, please send your name and text number to Jim Shields at [email protected]. You will be placed on a waiting list, and we will contact you if a space becomes available.
(Photos from our recent in-person Leader Launch events.)
Students & Alumni
The Leader Launch Conference is an excellent networking opportunity that benefits all PSNK students, whether still in school or recently graduated. All are encouraged to come and spend the day perfecting your leadership skills, networking with alumni and employers, and starting down the path to SUCCESS.
More about this year's Leader Launch:
This half-day conference is for PSNK students and recent graduates to help you learn about careers and make connections for your future success! You will interact with Penn State alumni and professionals in your field in order to learn about career paths; internship and job opportunities with Pittsburgh-region employers; and how to stand out positively as a candidate. The day will conclude with a student-alumni-employer networking dinner in Pittsburgh, where you can enjoy making important connections with professionals and peers in your field.
- Who: Any PSNK student interested in: finding good internships and jobs; making connections that could lead to career opportunities; and building career skills that employers value. Advice from current graduate school students is also presented. Open to all majors and semester levels! (first-year through graduation) Graduates from 2022 also welcome!
- When: Friday, March 24, 2023 (coach bus transportation provided; starts on campus with opening lunch at 11:15; bus leaves afterward at 12:15 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)
- Where: The Penn State Center in Pittsburgh located in the Energy Innovation Center near the PPG Paints Arena. Networking Dinner will be at the North Shore Tavern across from PNC Park.
- Why: Because this will help you prepare to begin your career, find internships and jobs, and make contacts that will benefit you in the future!