Meet 220: Tami Confer

“Meet 220” is a series of posts featuring staff of the Smeal Professional Graduate Programs. “220” refers to the suite of offices within the Business Building where the team is housed.

Tami Confer, Managing Director for the Online Supply Chain Master’s and Certificate Programs, Professional Graduate Programs

What’s your role with the Smeal PGP office?

I am the Managing Director for the Online Supply Chain Master’s and Certificate Programs.  I have a wide range of duties including, but not limited to, academic and student services, advising, admissions and recruiting.  I collaborate with various University departments to plan, develop and coordinate our programs services that assist students in the successful completion of their Continue reading

Meet 220: Timber Ebersole

“Meet 220” is a series of posts featuring staff of the Smeal Professional Graduate Programs. “220” refers to the suite of offices within the Business Building where the team is housed.

Timber Ebersole, Online MBA Student Services Coordinator, Professional Graduate Programs

What’s your role with the Smeal PGP office?

I am the Student Services Coordinator with the OMBA (Online MBA) program. I meet with our incoming students to answer any questions they may have and map out their course work from the time they start till when they graduate! I work to give them a good start and help ease any nerves they may have before starting. I also work with our students as they continue in the program. Again, answering any questions they may have, helping them make changes to their plan, and generally being a support to them. I also work with our Online Continue reading

SINC: Sports Industry Networking & Career Conference

 

By James Mitsos and Jack DeBoef, MBA Class of 2020

We are grateful to have had the opportunity to attend the SINC conference at George Washington University. It was a fantastic occasion to learn from some of the brightest and most influential minds in the business of professional sports. With a wide variety of speakers, ranging from the general council of the Washington Redskins to the Human Resources Director of UNICEF, there were talks and information sessions for any avenue of sports that students were interested in. Continue reading

Pulse Entertainment and Sports Conference

By Thomas Fiki, MBA Class of 2019

Lights, camera, action! When you hear those words you think of film, movies, glamour and of coarse Hollywood. When the idea of this conference arose, four members from the Class of 2020, along with myself, decided to jump on this opportunity. The Pulse Entertainment and Sports Conference is held annually by UCLA and gives great exposure to that industry. Being in central Pennsylvania we don’t necessarily get to be front and center of the entertainment. This year it was hosted by Paramount Pictures and simply we had to consider: where do we go from here?

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Three Days in the Life of a Second-Year MBA

By: James Babb, President of the Supply Chain Management Association (for one more day), MBA Class of 2019

Being at the end of the MBA program is an interesting spot. I’m very much looking forward to a full-time job, a paycheck, the start of my new career in supply chain management. Yet I’m also keenly aware of how this unique experience in coming to a close and will soon be a reduced to a memory.  It’s a bittersweet ending, and I say “ending” now even though it’s only the end of January because us 2nd years have the opportunity to conclude our studies after Mod 7 (if we have enough credits) to spend a Continue reading

Meet Michelle Darnell

“Meet 220” is a series of posts featuring staff of the Smeal Professional Graduate Programs. “220” refers to the suite of offices within the Business Building where the team is housed.

Michelle Darnell, Director of Honor & Integrity, Management & Organizations, Smeal College of Business

What’s your role with the Smeal College community?

I hold two positions at Smeal: Director of Honor & Integrity, and Associate Clinical Professor in the Management & Organization department. I love that I get to strike a balance between these roles every day. In my classes, I strive to help others develop various skills related to ethical leadership in an organizational context. Continue reading

Deloitte Supply Chain Challenge in LA

By Karan Jain, MBA Class of 2020

There are case competitions, and then there are case competitions. The Deloitte Supply Chain Challenge is one such event where you know and understand the scope of the task at hand by the sheer amount of commitment that the organization has towards it. Not only is Deloitte one of the most reputed Continue reading