A virtual career fair featuring numerous professionals and key insights into building your future.

Email priti.patel@glendoraedfoundation.org noting which session you would like to view.

Resume Building & Looking for Jobs

Rebecca Bettfreund has been with the Glendora Employment Agency as a Staffing Manager for four years. She started her career with GEA working summers during college as a receptionist and was happy to rejoin the team in 2016. She enjoys working with people and making connections for her clients and candidates. Rebecca graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Communications.

Laura Corona obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Cal Poly Pomona in 2015. She always knew she wanted an occupation where she could help others. So, she decided to begin a career within the recruiting industry, which is what lead her to the Glendora Employment Agency in 2018 where she is now a Staffing Manager.

Being A Police Officer

[Appropriate for High School Students Only]

Chief Steven McLean is a 40 year veteran of Law Enforcement with a Master’s degree in Criminal justice, A bachelor’s degree in Vocational Arts, an Administration of Justice degree from community college, and is a graduate of the National FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  Chief Mclean spent his first 32 years in law enforcement as a member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department where he retired as the Captain of the Alta Dena Sheriff’s Station.  Prior to his assignment as Captain, Chief McLean worked as a lieutenant for more than 10 years. In his spare time Chief McLean like to spend time with his family and work out at the gym.

Being A Baseball Player

Adam Plutko is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of the MLB. He attended the UCLA, where he played college baseball for the UCLA Bruins. Plutko attended Glendora High School in Glendora, CA. He currently resides in Dallas, TX with his family.

Professionalism and Attire

With an extensive background in the fashion industry, Margaux has knowledge of what to wear and when to wear it! Hollywood fashion stylist to the stars, Margaux has created looks for TV and music icons. She will help you prepare for the business world with the appropriate fashions needed for success. Fashionable while being professional.

Being a Sportscaster / Marketing

Bernadette Sanicola is an Emmy Award winning TV and radio, sports and entertainment reporter. Her career has taken her from the Red Carpet covering the OSCARS to Pit Lane reports for NASCAR. Bernadette’s passion for cars led her to her current position as a Brand Ambassador and Product Trainer for BMW.

Being a Nurse

Heidi Fortea is a Clinical Nurse who works at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. She has always had a passion for helping people and now has over 20 years of nursing experience. Heidi is originally from Southern California and received her BS in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University. She resides in Glendora with her husband, 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter, both who attend Cullen Elementary School.

How to Apply for a Job

Melinda is a marketing professional with a background in Financial Services. She has been working in the bank and credit union industry for over 16 years. Melinda graduated from Glendora High School and then University of La Verne. Melinda also serves as the current President for the Glendora Education Foundation and enjoys being involved in the community.

Being a FBI Special Agent


Being in Information Technology (IT)

Linnie Gooch is the Vice President of Technology at Foothill Credit Union. For over 20 years, Linnie has perfected his approach to credit union information technology with a focus in IT Security. Linnie has presented at numerous IT and executive conferences nationally. He holds numerous certifications including Certified Ethical Hacker. Having advanced his credit union career from humble beginnings, Linnie maintains a down-to-Earth approach to his management and leadership style. He also serves his community as a Reserve Police Officer, which gives him a unique insight to the growing number of cybercrimes and how to combat them.

Interview Skills and Preperation

Daniel Boyer was born and raised in Southern California, and moved to the city of Glendora in 1981. Growing up in Glendora, Daniel attended La Fetra Elementary School, Sandburg Middle School and Glendora High School before venturing off to the University of California, Santa Barbara. At UCSB, Daniel would excel as a Mechanical Engineering major and graduated as one of the top students in his class.

Being a Firefighter

Brian Ursettie has worked for the Arcadia Fire Department since 2007. Brian started his career as a Firefighter where he worked for 4 years before promoting to the rank of Fire Engineer. Fire Engineers drive, operate, and maintain engines and ladder trucks, in addition to responding to fires, medical calls, brush fires, and all other hazards. Brian is also a member of the California Regional Task force 4 Urban Search and Rescue Team.

Working in a Non-Profit

Betty McWilliams, Executive Director of Foothill Unity Center, has been instrumental in the fight against hunger, homelessness and poverty in the San Gabriel Valley. In her twenty years of experience at the Center she has played a pivotal role in its growth. Now tripled in size, it has become one of the most effective nonprofit agencies in the area.

Mock Interview

Panelists Daniel Boyer and Melinda Dilwicius conduct a mock interview in order to show you everything you can do to be a better candidate while applying for a job.

Being a Lawyer

Donald P. Schweitzer is a Certified Family Law Specialist with over 25 years of trial experience. He is Founder and Partner of Pasadena’s premier family law firm and one of the most respected in the Los Angeles area. Mr. Schweitzer specializes in all matters of family law, including divorce, child custody, domestic violence; and prides himself on providing excellent legal representation to his clients.

Being a Musician

Zach Rudulph is a bassist, musical director, producer, and studio owner. He is been called “a touring machine and an outstanding performer with an infectious stage presence” He has been touring and have for over 10 years, with Andy Grammer. When Zach is not on the road, he is always refining his skills, consistently in the process of perfecting his own artistry and discovering new sounds.