BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College seniors will have the opportunity to polish their resumes, participate in mock interviews, build a job search strategy, learn valuable logistical and etiquette tips for visiting a prospective job site, and hear acceptable pre and post interview communications methods, all in an interactive half day session hosted by the College’s Alumni Council. The Bethanians Understanding Real Professions, (B.U.R.P.) sessions are open to all seniors interested in fine-tuning their professional development skills as they embark on their career search.

B.U.R.P. will take place on campus Friday, March 24 from 1 - 5 p.m.

The informative sessions are led by Alumni volunteers offering their professional expertise and real life experiences to B.U.R.P. participants. Sessions leaders and mock interviewers include alumni: Joan Beck '74, RESA, Wheeling, W.Va.; John Paul Blaho '94, Overland Storage, San Diego, Calif.; Ruth Caine '64, former Foundation Director, Vienna, Va.; Saralyn Dague '89, Penn-Wheeling Closure, Wheeling, W.Va.; Margy Lang '81, Sportive Marketing, Jacksonville, Fla.; Todd Owens '93, Dewey & Kaye, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Moya Phelleps '80, National Mining Association, Washington, D.C.; Greg Simmons '92, National City Mortgage, Pittsburgh Pa.; Chris Williams '98 Federated Retirement Solutions, Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Greg Wilhem '79, Fidelity Investments, Oxford, Ohio. Alumni staff members participating are Christy Cunningham '97 and David McMullen '90. In addition, members of West Virginia Workforce will lead the Resume Writing session.

“B.U.R.P. presents a unique opportunity for seniors to catch first hand what works, what’s acceptable, and what’s expected in the job search process,” said Margy Lang, Alumni Council member and coordinator of the event.

For additional information or to register for Bethanians Understanding Real Professions, contact Judy Marshall in the Office of Alumni Relations at or via telephone at (304) 829-7411.

This event is made possible by the generosity of Mansuetto Roofing of Martins Ferry, Ohio, and an anonymous donor.