Author Archives: Jolynne Judge

Tips for scheduling as a Smeal major


Every semester up until graduation students are asked to schedule their classes for the upcoming semester. In theory this is a simple task, but in actuality it is quite daunting. Smeal offers a variety of different majors and minors, which …

By Hunter Anderson
Hunter Anderson Career Service Intern
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LinkedIn for Students: How to Use It Right [Tips & Examples]

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As an undergraduate in the US, you must have heard of LinkedIn. LinkedIn allows users to manage career opportunities, network, and demonstrate personal accomplishments. Through the platform, a person can find a job, explore a particular industry, …

By Yvonne McQuarrie
Yvonne McQuarrie
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How to Choose Your Smeal Organization


No matter what grade you’re in, if you are looking for a new Smeal organization to join, you can feel overwhelmed by all of the choices. Should you join a club focused on your major? Or one that organizes a …

By Christine Kovell
Christine Kovell Career Service Intern
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COVID-19 Cancelled Panama Immersion Transformed to Undergraduate Research Opportunity

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During the Spring 2020 semester, we (Stephen Day and Elizabeth Weiland) were enrolled in BA497: Special Topics/Global Logistics Seminar: Panama Immersion through the Smeal College of Business at Penn State. Throughout the first half of the semester, we studied the …

By Stephen Day and Elizabeth Weiland
Stephen Day and Elizabeth Weiland Undergraduate Students
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Make the most of your summer break even without an internship


Speaking from personal experience, going into summer break without an internship can definitely be discouraging. However, it is not a reason or excuse to do nothing with your time over the summer. There are plenty of things you can do …

By Elliot Solomon
Elliot Solomon
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Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience: Inside the Minds of Recruiters


On average, about 29% of all Smeal students study abroad during their time at Penn State. It is also safe to say that the majority of students will be looking for a job in the future, whether it is immediately …

By Alessandra Auster
Alessandra Auster International Programs Intern
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Engaging with Alumni Mentors


Through our academic courses, we absorbed so much knowledge about the business world, but it may be different when applying the skills in a professional setting. The choice to have an alumni mentor can offer you an opportunity to understand …

By Linda Huang
Linda Huang Engaging with Alumni Mentors
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Figuring out your Finance Degree


Figuring out your Finance Degree

Smeal’s Finance Degree

It is a common misconception that the only thing that you can do with a finance degree… is finance. However, there are many interesting career paths and opportunities that open up when …

By Erin Ahlefeld
Erin Ahlefeld Business Career Center PSMA group member
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Analyze your Accounting Degree


Smeal’s Accounting Degree

While many students with an accounting degree pursue becoming Certified Public Accountants (CPA), there are also many other paths one can take. With an industry that has such high demand, Penn State Smeal College of business provides …

By Jake Knatz
Jake Knatz
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How To Keep In Touch With Recruiters


How to Keep in Touch with Recruiters  

Many students don’t know how to stay in contact with recruiters. They don’t want to come off as a pest, but at the same time, they want to express their interest in the …

By Linda Huang
Linda Huang Student Intern
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