Social Impact Careers

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Social Impact Careers

Are you interested in helping the common good? Making a difference in your community? Explore careers that allow you to make a social impact. 

Join a panel of professionals working in a variety of agencies doing just that. Explore their career journeys and learn specific information about City Year, Teach for America and the Peace Corps.  


Alissa Krutoff, City Year

Alissa Krutoff currently serves as a Senior Recruitment Manager in the East Region based in the Philadelphia area.  Alissa joined the Philadelphia recruitment team in 2011.  After 3 1/2 years Alissa moved to Miami to join the South region and returned to the Northeast in August 2017.

Alissa is originally from Cherry Hill, NJ and graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors Degree in Communications and The History of Art and Architecture, but it was her time outside of the classroom that inspired her to being a career in Higher Education.  Following graduation she worked as a Traveling Educational Consultant for her national sorority Alpha Epsilon Phi.  After successfully leading the colonization process at The University of Central Florida, she was hired back as The Director of New Group Development.  Alissa received her Masters in Higher Education from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.  

Her favorite part of her job is connecting with students, to let them realize that learning does not stop at graduation!  

In her spare time Alissa serves as a National Panhellenic Council Area adviser.  When she isn't working with college students Alissa can be found spending time with her 2 nieces or in her sewing room!  She not only makes clothing for herself and nieces but sells custom made clothing.  She loves talking about that as much as talking about City Year, just ask!

Tal Mintz, Teach for America

Tal Mintz grew up in Ossining, New York and is a dual citizen of Israel. He attended Ithaca College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in writing with minors in politics and sport studies. Tal was passionate about finding an opportunity that involved advocacy, community engagement, and direct impact for after graduation. Tal ended up applying and joining Teach For America and committed to serve in Memphis, TN.

In Memphis, Tal had the amazing opportunity to be a kindergarten, first, and second grade play teacher, a fifth-grade writing teacher, and the assistant rugby coach of a high school. During his two-year commitment as a corps member with TFA, Tal had the enormous privilege to teach and work with over 500 students. Tal transitioned from the classroom to the recruitment team to help bring incredible leaders into schools and help college students find their path and place in addressing educational inequity.

Tal now lives in Philadelphia, Pa with his girlfriend, Olivia, and their dog, Wilco.

Andrew Maguire, Peace Corps 

As Penn State’s dedicated Peace Corps Recruiter, Andrew works to spread the word about Peace Corps, assists interested individuals in understanding the Peace Corps experience and helps candidates navigate the application and interview process.

Andrew earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University and shortly after graduation, left to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer working on water and sanitation projects in rural Kenya. He has subsequently had a successful engineering career in the water and wastewater industry, working on projects around the world. His recent transition to his recruiter position is derived from his passion to talking about his career journey and the how impactful his Peace Corps experience was. Please email Andrew at to set up an appointment to learn more about the Peace Corps or to simply hear some of Andrew’s cool stories from Kenya involving giraffes, monkeys, and giant frogs.

This event is provided by the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network. If you have questions, please contact or 814-865-1070

Zoom link available in the event listing in Nittany Lion Careers.

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