Business/Sales/Insurance- Winter Break Opportunity List

You can apply for opportunities through the Student Center, under the Center for Career Development, Winter Break Opportunities.

Applications are due by November 1 by 11:59 p.m.

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See what students have to say about their experience. Students Comments on the value of Job Shadowing and Career Networking Dinners.  Want to learn more about Career Networking Dinners?  See our blog post "Demystifying Career Networking Dinners"


Networking Dinners:

Clarks Summit, PA - Tim Atkins ‘1989, HR Business Partner, Coca-Cola Refreshments

Brewster, MA - William (Skip) Atwater P‘2014, Business Consultant, Hewlett Packard;  Katherine Atwater P'14, 4th Grade School Teacher

Greenwich, CT - Peter Carlson ‘1980, P‘2017, President, Carlson & Carlson, Incorporated;  Peter Gambee, 1982, Managing Director, Barclay's Wealth and Investment Management.

King of Prussia, PA - Steve Cloetingh ‘1981, VP Strategic Business Development, Assurant

Bedminster, NJ - Jack Duffy ‘1979, Vice President - Enterprise Business Solutions Service Management, AT&T;  Seniors are strongly encouraged to apply (3.0 GPA minimum requested).

Stamford, CT - Anne Engel P‘2016, Marketing Consultant, Independent Consultant;  Mark Engel P '16 CEO, Rosco (International company in the theatrical/film lighting business).  Both of us have BAs from liberal arts colleges and an MBA.  Anne Engel P'16 spent 10 years in brand management at Pepsi-Cola and was a SVP at a promotion agency.

Springfield, VA - Diane Garstka P‘2019, Independent Consultant, Rodan + Fields (Self-Employed)

New York, NY - Mary Claire Lagno P‘2012, Retired VP Head of Aetna Small & Middle Market Business, Aetna - Retired;  Christopher Lagno P'12, Parnter/Attorney, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; also inviting other adults (alumni/parents) to join for dinner.  We would love to have a group of students for dinner and great conversation!

Morristown, NJ - Mike Luteran '2004, Senior Manager/Ticketing, MLB Advanced Media

Newtown Square, PA - Holly McDevitt ‘1987, Managing Partner, Mockingbird Holdings, Inc.;  Matthew McDevitt '87, Executive VP of Real Estate BioMed Realty Trust

Manhatten, NY - Greg Pinchbeck ‘1990, Global Head of Third Party Risk Mgmt, Business Resiliency & Crisis Mgmt, Global Consumer Banking, Citigroup;  Jeff Franchetti '90, Cheif Information Officer at Cravath, Swaine, & Moore;  Nick Johnson '90, SVP National Sales, NBC Sports Digital, NBC Universal.   Great for students who are: (1) undecided on their career path, (2) have a broad-based business interest and not locked into an industry, (3) a desire to work, (4) entrepreneurial mindset, or (5) students that have studied abroad.

Camp Hill, PA - Bill Pyron ‘1983, P‘, Senior Professional Specialty Sales Representative, Allergen Pharmaceuticals;  Brian Rusignuolo '98, Senior VP and Chief Information Officer, Select Medical Corporation - graduated from Gettysburg with a BA in Environmental Studies and a minor in Mathematics; MBA from Penn State in 2013. Comfortable speaking to students that are interested in the following areas: computer science, technology, business analytics, business, healthcare, physical therapy or nursing. My department has several different areas of focus within the information services or information technology sector.

Job Shadowing:

Jeff Bartolino ‘1979, Assistant Vice President/Attorney, NJ Manufacturers Insurance Company (Location: West Trenton, NJ)  Shadow Description: Students will visit with various members of the General Claims Department, including legal staff members, and will learn about insurance claims adjusting, personal injury lawsuits, insurance policies (primarily auto), and other areas within the Company. Dinner is included.

Fran Cannon ‘1978, Executive Vice President, C 3 Real Estate (Location: Blue Bell, PA)  Shadow Description: I run a commercial Real Estate company that specializes in leasing and management of office buildings, shopping centers and apartment buildings. C3 Real Estate has both a commercial real estate firm and a telecommunications consulting firm. Work place is Business Casual.

Peter Carlson ‘1980, P‘2017, President, Carlson & Carlson, Incorporated (Location: Riverside, CT)  Shadow Description: Shadow President of small Independent Insurance Agency and staff in personal, commercial and life, health and employee benefits areas. See how a small business operates and learn a little about insurance at the same time. Ideally, students would also attend the career networking dinner that evening.

Jack Duffy ‘1979, Vice President - Enterprise Business Solutions Service Management, AT&T (Location: Bedminster, NJ)  Shadow Description: Day includes spending time with me for 2 hours, visiting our Global Network Operations Center, a Telepresence Call with our HR recruiters and Director of Business Sales Leadership Development Program and finally time with at least 3 other executives. Seniors are strongly encouraged to apply (minimum 3.0 GPA requested).

Corey Huber ‘2006, Human Resources Director, Mars Incorporated (Location: Mt. Olive, NJ)  Shadow Description: At Mars Global Chocolate, we have teams across multiple disciplines that would be happy to make themselves available and spend dedicated time with the students. Most specifically, we would be happy to take them through a typical day of an HR Director, as well as provide an overview of the Human Resources function (including the various components, such as Talent Management, Org Design & Development, Compensation, Recruiting, etc.) Additionally, our Global VP of Sales is the father of a current Gettysburg student. He is happy to spend time with students to explain global sales strategy for a large multinational CPG organization and career paths within the sales function.

Emily Kaeli ‘2000, Director, Beacon Hill Staffing (Location: New York, NY)  Shadow Description: Beacon Hill Staffing is a national staffing firm with offices all across the country. I run our Temporary Administrative Staffing Division in NYC. We specialize in placing temporary and temporary to permanent administrative staff. Our team has a sales function ie members of the team are bringing clients to Beacon HIll so we have jobs to fill and we have a recruiting team which sources candidates for the roles we are working on. This experience would allow a student to see full cycle how our business works. A great opportunity for those who have an interest in recruiting.

Helen Karchner P‘2019, CEO/co-Founder/Business Development/Expert Moderator, Karchner Marketing Research & KMR Research Studio (Location: Collegeville, PA)  Shadow Description: (taken from our internship program) Student will become one of our KMR TEAM Members. As such, your opportunity for learning and growth will be varied, with the multi-faceted projects we have ongoing.  You will have an opportunity to gain valuable experience. Marketing Experience: - Expansion of the KMR brand - Development of KMR brand subsidiaries - Growth of the new KMR Research Studio - Maintenance of current KMR clients - Cultivation of new/past KMR clients Marketing Research Experience: - Assist our Field Coordinator with commissioned research projects - Conduct desk research on various research topics and therapeutic areas - Cross check recruiting data gleaned against screener criterion - Take notes and/or shadow a moderator during active qualitative interviews - Transcribe interviews - Locate and identify applicable verbatim quotations - Create charts and graphs to support explanation of a study’s results - Monitor social media discussions - Manage various data bases - Create and design surveys - Provide graphic design support for final reports including pictures, diagrams, etc Participation within and support for various projects is proportionate to incoming research. The industry does experience seasonality, typically busier in the 3rd & 4th Q's. However, exposure to research methodologies, exploration into state-of-the-art digital techniques, and an opportunity to glean various research philosophies through attendance at industry presentations may be available. Moreover, continued marketing efforts are required to cultivate potentially new clients and re-engage current clients. We welcome ambitious, dedicated, insightful, and inspirational students. The only bad question is the one that's never asked! Communication is key to a successful internship! We usually work 12-14hr days each day

James Kerr P‘2019, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Unisys (Location: Blue Bell, PA)  Shadow Description: I run global communications for Unisys, a $3.4 billion information technology company based in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Our group handles external communications (public relations, client communications, and social media communications) as well as internal communications.

Donna Bourke Kieffer ‘1992, Senior Sales Manager, Pandora (Location: New York, NY)  Shadow Description: Shadowing Gettysburg Alumni/current Pandora employees throughout the day in the Ad Operations, Client Services and Sales & Marketing Departments. We will also coordinate presentations around our Music Makers, Legal, Recruitment and Internships Departments. (

Maria Melone ‘1992, Partner, MORR Dental Solutions, LLC (Location: Westborough, MA)  Shadow Description: My company is only two years old so shadowing me for the day will provide a soup to nuts experience of my company and what it takes to make it work. My primary service offering is dental practice brokerage but I also offer business valuation services and consulting to dental group practices. The day may include such things as reviewing legal documents, compiling due diligence materials, preparing engagement letters, reviewing financial information and preparing analyses, talking or meeting directly with clients or potential clients. I am partnered with a regional accounting firm that fairly exclusively provides accounting and business services to dentists and could also give exposure to that group.

Laura Osgoodby ‘1986, Global Head Risk & Control - Citi Shared Services, Citibank (Location: New York, NY)  Shadow Description: watch/listen to different meetings from Information Security, Fraud, Disaster Recovery Planning, Regulatory Issues, Audits, etc....

Wendy Tarvin P‘2019, Senior Account Executive, Bentley Mills (Location: New York, NY)  Shadow Description: We will spend the day specifying carpet to designers and architects on major project in NYC. We will learn product selection for a given design, selling practices, pricing jobs and strategy against competition.

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