Muhlenberg College students had an opportunity to hear from a group of PPL employees Nov. 14 about careers ranging from human resources to engineering.

The education-networking event, which was open to all students, was arranged by PPL’s African-American Business Resource Group (AABRG), and also had participation from several other PPL employee support groups. (Pictured at right: PPL’s Dave Quier and Yi Li speak about career opportunities with Muhlenberg College student Ji Ku.)

“One of AABRG’s goals is to perform college and university outreach to assist PPL in recruiting and maintaining African-American candidates,” said Tonya Harris, PPL counsel and president of AABRG. “Last night was an opportunity for BRG members to share their career experiences and journey with a group of eager college students while building outreach, communication and leadership skills.”

“I have always thought highly of PPL, but tonight took my impression to a new level,” said Tom Dowd, executive director, Career Services at Muhlenberg College. “I was absolutely blown away by the turnout of enthusiastic PPL employees who took the time outside of work to come and share their stories and advice with students. I think that this says a lot about all of you and PPL as a company.”

In addition to Harris, the following employees participated in a panel discussion, speaking about their respective careers and career paths:

  • John Davis, director-Business Services and Strategy
  • Melinda Stumpf, manager-Regulatory Programs and Business Services
  • Brian Case, manager-Corporate Talent Management
  • Christopher Bojarski, Sr. Unified Communications engineer
  • Yi Li, support engineer
  • David Sandoval, T&S Design supervisor
  • Chris Cardenas, vice president-Customer Services