Law & Order: How Your Conduct Can Affect Your Career
Thursday, November 20th
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sewall Center- Dining Room C
Have you ever wondered how what you do in college might affect your future employment? Written up for an on-campus offense? Charged with underage drinking? Caught with a fake ID? Past due bills piling up in your mailbox? Questionable online posts and pictures? How might these circumstances impact you getting a job? These and other topics will be addressed at the November 20th program.
Welcome & Introduction
Renee Cavalovitch, Vice President and General Counsel for RMU, will provide an overview of legal issues related to background checks and employment screening. She will also discuss disclosures required in connection with the law school application process and the “character and fitness” examination required for admission to the state bar.
Ralston Jackson, Partner at Odermatt & Jackson, will share insights about dealing with the criminal justice system. Specifically, he will address Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) and expungements.
Student Conduct Records
Maureen Keefer, Assistant Dean of Students at RMU, will discuss who typically requests to view student conduct records and under what circumstances they are shared.
Panel: Employers & Faculty Representatives
The panel will discuss screening methods used by their company/organization/field, including:
· background checks (driving records and criminal)
· drug and alcohol tests
· credit history reports
· investigative consumer reports and
· employment verification practices
· Internet and social media searches
• Christine Bilunka – Branch Chief, Suitability Adjudications
Office of Personnel Management, Federal Investigative Services
• Mike Cunningham – District Manager-Pittsburgh, Fastenal
• Richard G. Fuller, D.Ed. - Department Head, Education
• David Gass – HR Representative, FedEx Ground
• Susan Patterson – SVP Regional Manager- Ohio Valley, PNC
• Celine Stanasolovich – Director of Accounting & Human Resources,
Legend Financial Advisors, Inc.
Students will be given the opportunity to submit written questions confidentially. The moderator will then direct the questions to the panel.
Post by Ian Munroe