Lady Knights basketball coach and local author headline Episode #181

By Paul Miller

Knightly News Co-Adviser

On this episode of the Knightly News Podcast, we welcome Lady Knights head basketball coach Stasia King to chat about her journey to Central Penn and local author Karen A. Young and Director of Career Services Steve Hassinger to provide advice to students and alumni who are interested in a new job or career change.

During our time with King, we discuss her college career at Duquesne University, where she was a key member of four consecutive Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) teams. In addition, we discuss her coaching background at Central Dauphin East and Harrisburg High School before spending three years as a graduate assistant at Duquesne.

Also on the podcast is Knightly News Reporter Blake Myers, who is exclusively covering the Knights women’s basketball team during the 2023-24 campaign. On the show, Myers inquires about several key players on the team, specifically Ahnae Robinson and Allison Yoder.

For additional information about King, you can read the article on the Central Penn College website. For more information about the team, including their schedule and statistics, visit and click the “Women’s Basketball” tab.

On the second segment of the podcast, we are joined by Career Services Director Steve Hassinger and local author Karen A. Young. Young is a well-known author and speaker in the central Pennsylvania region who recently published “Sought-After: How to Be Heard, Be Trusted, and Be Recognized for Your Expertise.”

During the podcast, Hassinger and Young discuss developing skills through your current jobs and finding transferable skills that will position you for your next career. Young, someone with decades of experience in the human resources industry, offers key tips for students and alumni venturing out to find their first entry-level position or even those attempting to change careers entirely.

One of the most significant aspects of the discussion centered on the “lost art” of cover letters. Young shared that finding a potential employee who has perfected this skill is increasingly rare and that a well-done cover letter makes a candidate “stand out” in the competition.

For more information on Young or to review her books, visit

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