​At Vanguard, we rely on our local organizations and partners—like Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education—to help us grow and diversify our talent. When reflecting on some of our longstanding relationships and past events, fairs, and interviews, one element truly stands out: The universities within the State System consistently deliver on providing career-ready applicants who are prepared to take on the next chapter of their professional lives. Just last year, West Chester University provided over 50 college hires —proving they, among other PA state schools, are a top source of college talent for our organization.

Alba Martinez
​Principal, Head of Global Talent Acquisition at Vanguard

At M&T Bank, our employees are the most valuable asset we have.  We work hard to find the most talented, engaged and energetic people we can find to join our team.  The member schools in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education have been a tremendous source of talent for us.  We recruit people whose skills match our needs and who bring other intangible qualities like enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity and a desire to help others.  The State System produces well rounded graduates who have honed their critical thinking and collaboration skills that fit well within M&T's culture of excellence and teamwork.  We are proud to support the State System and value the role they play in preparing our young adults for success and in contributing to the betterment of our broader community throughout Pennsylvania.

Joe Crosswhite
Pennsylvania Area Executive at M & T Bank

I had a lot of options for higher education, and waffled between schools until I set foot on IUP's campus.  My four years there not only gave me a competitive and well-rounded education, but diverse and wide-ranging experiences that I've carried with me throughout my personal and professional life.

Christine Martin
Vice President-Public Affairs and Sustainability at PPL
​B.A., International Studies/Political Science, IUP '90