Student Spotlight – SC&IS Major, Tim Durant

Meet Tim Durant, a Senior SC&IS major. At his co-op at Johnson and Johnson, he had the opportunity to get Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certified. He also had the chance to enhance his interpersonal, professional, and transactional skills and …

By Emily Tressler
Emily Tressler Marketing Communications Specialist
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The Most In-Demand Soft Skills and Which Industries Want Them- Originally Posted by Vault

When candidates are, on paper, equally qualified for a job, it’s often soft skills that can set the right candidate apart. While skills like imagination or patience may not seem like something to put on your resume, employers certainly want …

By Emily Tressler
Emily Tressler Marketing Communications Specialist
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Is Graduate School in Your Future Plans? Utilize These Resources for Your Career Trajectory!

Considering graduate school is an important life decision. There are many options to consider when choosing your program based on your academic and professional goals. Setting your goals early, establishing a timeline, and staying on top of applications, are important …

By Jana Jaffa
Jana Jaffa Associate Director of International Employment and Specialty Graduate Programs
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Having Casual Conversations with Recruiters

Hello. Talking to recruiters seems scary right?

I know. I have been there, and I’m still there sometimes. But it doesn’t have to be scary. Remember that recruiters are people too. I have been doing recruiting as a student ambassador …

By Emma Moul
Emma Moul
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Practice Your Upcoming Virtual Interview with HireVue

Have an upcoming virtual interview you need to prepare for? As a Smeal student, you have access to HireVue to practice virtual interviews. Did you know, many companies that recruit at Smeal use HireVue for their virtual interviews?

Take advantage …

By Emily Tressler
Emily Tressler Marketing Communications Specialist
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COVID-19 Cancelled Panama Immersion Transformed to Undergraduate Research Opportunity

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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Student Spotlight – Marketing Major, Louann Zacarias

Meet Louann Zacarias a Marketing major at Penn State graduating this May of 2021. She has been interning with Smeal Club Philly since January of 2020 and believes she found out about the position through Nittany Lion Careers. On a …

By Emily Tressler
Emily Tressler Marketing Communications Specialist
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Welcome Back! – All you need to know to prepare for recruiting season!

Welcome to the Fall 2020 Semester. The Business Career Center (BCC) is your one-stop-shop for anything career focused! Check out the BCC’s website to pick up on tips that can help you land an internship or job, schedule an appointment …

By Emily Tressler
Emily Tressler Marketing Communications Specialist
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Preparing for the Fall Semester and Recruiting Season

As we start to prepare for the fall semester, here are all the ways you can stay connected with the Business Career Center resources and events!

Career Prep Resources

We have resources for all your career needs! Everything from resumes/cover …

By Emily Tressler
Emily Tressler Marketing Communications Specialist
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My study abroad experience was cancelled. How can I add a global experience to my resume?

For many Penn State students, the pandemic impacted Spring, Summer & Fall 2020 study abroad programs: https://news.psu.edu/story/622560/2020/06/08/academics/global-programs-announces-cancellation-fall-education-abroad#:~:text=UNIVERSITY%20PARK%2C%20Pa.,Eric%20Barron%20on%20June%2015.

There are many ways to stay engaged globally. Check out some of the resources below for more information:

Join a Penn State student …

By Jana Jaffa
Jana Jaffa Associate Director of International Employment and Specialty Graduate Programs
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