A group of Penn State Scranton business students spent the winter months preparing free tax returns for local families and individuals through the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The group included, from left: Samantha Evanina, Vidal Baez, Deep Patel, Nick Ksiazek, Lecturer in Accounting and VITA Director Angela Bassani, George Houck and Khushi Patel.
Eight senior Penn State Scranton accounting and finance students participated in the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties’ annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, preparing about 2,250 free tax returns for low-income families and individuals throughout the region.
Penn State Scranton students recently received a useful tutorial on the many benefits of internships at the Career Education & Internship Conference for undergraduates interested in pursuing real-world professional experience in their intended career path.
Eric Linde, third from left, talks to Linde Mentoring Program mentors at a past event. From left, Penn State Scranton adjunct instructor Yomi Ojo, Vincent Sorgi, president and chief operating officer of PPL Corporation, Linde, and program mentee Sean Tossi.
The Line Mentor Program program is changing its criteria so that students from all campus majors can participate. Also, freshmen and sophomores are now allowed to participate in the program for the first time. And, there’s no longer a GPA requirement.
Linde Mentoring Program founder Eric Linde, third from left, talks with then-business student Yomi Ojo, mentor Vincent Sorgi, president and chief operating officer at PPL Corporation, and past mentor program participant Sean Tossi.
The Linde Mentoring Program gives students the opportunity to work one-on-one with accomplished professionals in their chosen field of study, providing them with real-world experiences. Here, Executive Consultant for Cloud Security at IBM Daria Schuster, campus alumna and Linde mentor, meets with Amy Decker, a past program participant.