Event Notice

The 2022 Regional Student Engagement Expo has been canceled.

The Regional Student Engagement Expo is an annual event celebrating students’ activities outside of the classroom.

Penn State students from Beaver, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, and New Kensington campuses will share their engagement and entrepreneurial experiences from the past year with fellow students, faculty members, and the local Pittsburgh community.

The event includes:

  • A showcase of all student activities
  • Keynote presentation by Josiah Gilliam on the importance of community involvement
  • Panel discussions to dive deeper into students’ experiences
  • An opportunity to network and discuss student and community engagement

Student FAQs

How can I share my experiences?

Two opportunities are provided for you to share your experiences:

  • Showcase: Each student will have an assigned table to display a poster board, photos, handouts, etc. to showcase their experience.
  • Panel Discussion: Students may apply to be included in a panel to talk more about their experience.

What are some examples of student experiences?

  • Undergraduate Research: program theses, capstone projects, independent research
  • Professional Experiences: internships, co-ops, clinical and field experiences, client-based projects
  • Study Abroad/Study Away
  • Community-Based Learning: service learning, supervised field experiences, community development, tech transfer, immersive service experience, etc.
  • Creative Accomplishments: public performance, community and creative arts programs, design consultations
  • Courses with Out-of-Class Component: courses that require interaction with an external entity (e.g., embedded travel courses, projects that interact with industry, government, community organizations, businesses, etc.)
  • Organizational Experiences: active participation in a professional organization, student organization, or membership on a community board
  • Peer Mentoring: resident assistants, orientation leadership, learning assistants, peer counseling, etc.
  • Self-Directed Student Engagement: Entrepreneurship, startups, or activities that enable students to apply learning in special circumstances or acquire new skills (ex. leadership programs)
  • Volunteerism: campus and/or community involvement opportunities, civic engagement, philanthropic service