2018 Net Impact Conference

By Sophia Schuster, MBA Class of 2019

At the end of October, six MBAs from the Net Impact Graduate Chapter had the opportunity to attend Net Impact’s National Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Aside from getting some much-needed and well-deserved time in the sun, we had the opportunity to connect with students from across the country who are committed to fusing their sustainability and social responsibility with their business expertise. Continue reading

11th Annual MBA Veterans Career Conference Expo

 By Andrew Simpson, MBA 2019

The 11th Annual MBA Veterans Career Conference Expo kicked off this year in Chicago, IL and Smeal was well represented! A record 400 veterans attended the conference to find their place among over 50 prestigious recruiting companies. The MBA Veterans Career Conference and Expo is a unique Continue reading

MBArk/Expo Fest

by Liz Kennedy, MBA 2019

For people who care a lot about healthy foods and sustainability and want to work for a company that does too, attending the Natural Products Expo East Conference was a dream come true. What made the experience even better was attending as part of the MBArk program. MBArk was started by a Yale School of Management graduate named Joe Dobrow. Continue reading

1st Year MBA: The Inside Scoop

by Brad K. Grantz, MBA Candidate & Graduate Fellow, Class of 2019

I cannot believe I have been in the MBA program at the Penn State University-Smeal College of Business for 8+ months. The incredible amount of admiration, gratitude, and respect I have for my fellow classmates, the staff, and faculty here, has made time pass at an unimaginable rapid pace. While this Continue reading

Meet 220: Ryan Hess

Ryan Hess, Assistant Director of Employer Relations and Recruitment, Professional Graduate Programs

What’s your role with the Smeal PGP office? 

I am just starting out as the Assistant Director of Employer Relations and Recruitment for the MBA and MOL programs. Essentially, I’ll be working with everyone from prospective students to alumni and employers, and everyone in between. Continue reading

Net Impact Week 2018

By Sophia Schuster, MBA Class of 2019, President of Net Impact

I emailed Dan Guide to organize a talk in which he would discuss how he integrated sustainability into his career in Supply Chain Management. I was particularly struck, though, when he expressed his belief that Business Schools, which, for years, placed a heavier emphasis on financial cost minimization than on social cost minimization, had intrinsically contributed to the environmental crises that our world is facing today. Expanding upon that point, he noted that it was the responsibility of these same Business Schools to instill a higher moral code among its students so that they may more effectively lead the modern corporation.
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Great Experience at the 14th KeyBank Minority MBA Case Competition!

By Benedetta Piva, MBA Class of 2019

The 14th Annual Minority MBA Student Case Competition took place in Cleveland, Ohio on February 242018, and was hosted by KeyBank Corporation in collaboration with The Ohio State University. Twenty-eight teams from several of the strongest MBA programs across the country came together to compete in the event, including; Indiana University of Bloomington, University of Michigan, Purdue University, University of Alabama, University of Maryland and more. Farzan Sohail, Karthick Jayakumara Sarma, and myself, all 1st Year Continue reading

Meet 220: Michelle Rockower

Michelle Rockower, Online Programs Coordinator, Professional Graduate Programs

What’s your role with the Smeal PGP office?

I am an Online Programs Coordinator for several masters’ degrees and graduate certificates. I complete a very wide range of tasks on a daily basis, which I love. I could be chatting with an online student about the admissions process one moment and in a program planning meeting the next. I am involved in the details, but I also have the ability to help coordinate and influence the direction of the programs.

What did you do prior to coming to Smeal?

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