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Jeff Taylor, Founder of Monster.com, to be Commencement Speaker

2/14/2008 —

Jeff Taylor, entrepreneur and founder of Monster.com, will be the keynote speaker at Penn State Lehigh Valley's Commencement, Saturday, May 17, 2008, at the campus' West Garden in Fogelsville. 

Recognized as an innovator and visionary in both Internet and careers industries, Taylor reinvented the way the world looks for employment. His "monster idea," conceived at the dawn of the World Wide Web, quickly became one of the first dot-com companies (454th registered domain on the Web) and has grown into the world's leading online career site. Today, the Monster global network consists of 22 local content and language sites in 20 countries and serves 20 million visitors monthly. 

A restless big picture entrepreneur, Taylor always kept an eye to market trends and has tapped into the burgeoning generation of boomers. After stepping down as CEO of Monster.com, he once again harnessed the power of the Internet and launched Eons.com, an innovative media company that challenges boomers and seniors to live the biggest life possible. By offering a spirited online community, experts, tips, and information created specifically for adults age 50 and older, Eons.com challenges boomers to tackle their life dreams and adventures, celebrate their accomplishments, and make the most of today. 

Enthusiastic and engaging, Taylor is a frequent speaker at colleges and universities across the country and serves as an expert at technology, advertising, and human capital conferences. He is the co-author of the books, Monster Careers: How to Land the Job of Your Life; Monster Careers: Interviewing: Master the Moment That Gets You the Job; and Monster Careers: Networking.

Taylor serves on both the National and Massachusetts boards of directors of Junior Achievement and is also a board member of Boston's Wang Center for the Performing Arts. Taylor holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; a Certificate-Owner/President Management (OPM) Program, Executive Education, Harvard Business School; and an Honorary Doctorate from Bentley College.

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