SCHRADERGROUP Principal Speaks at Blue and White Society Dinner Event

SCHRADERGROUP Principal, David Schrader, and Wallace Roberts & Todd Architectural Designer, Jared McKnight, were featured speakers at the Pennsylvania State University Blue and White Society Dinner last month. The Blue and White Society is a Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association that provides students with the opportunity to creating lifelong relationships with the alumni and staff through community and University involvement.

It is opportunities like these where SCHRADERGROUP shares their experiences to create lasting impressions that inspire young minds. Life experience is one of the most important resources that can be contributed to and is our legacy to be shared.

Jared McKnight, talked about how to elevate your status as a young architect and what to do to be recognized. Jared’s career has demonstrated commitment to civic leadership having served as the associate director of the AIA Associate Committee as well as the co-chair of the Philadelphia Emerging Architects Committee.

As an alumni of Pennsylvania State University, David Schrader serves as the Vice President on the Architecture Alumni Group Board of Directors. In 2012, he was recognized by Penn State with an AIA Technology in Practice Building Information Model Award for Interdisciplinary Collaborative BIM Studio. Mr. Schrader’s presentation focused on making prudent career choices, using his own as an example.

Mr. Schrader showcased the project types and services provided by SCHRADERGROUP and described his career journey to present day. In his own example, he uses a timeline of milestone choices he made which included:

  • Career choice
  • Which university to attend
  • What firm to work for after school
  • Deciding on a graduate program
  • Opening his own firm
  • Tough business decisions during the recession
  • And Current day growth

David then closed with a series of recommendations for the society members. Jared and David’s presentations dovetailed nicely and were very well received by the soon to be graduates.

You can read more about the Blue and White Society here on their website.