Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIENT) major is designed to help you develop problem-solving and creative thinking skills, along with the ability to spot trends, recognize opportunities, and develop plans to capitalize on high-potential ideas. Emerging entrepreneurs and innovative managers of small to large businesses must be competent in various mediums of communication, have good negotiation skills, lead with ethics and integrity, and be grounded in business aspects of planning, capital investing, goal setting, and decision making.

For more information about the Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship major visit:

Smeal Majors: undergrad.smeal.psu.edu/majors/corporate-innovation-and-entrepreneurship

Academics & Advising: ugstudents.smeal.psu.edu/academics-advising/information-on-smeal-majors/corporate-innovation-and-entrepreneurship

Major Sustainability: majorsustainability.smeal.psu.edu/

 

To learn more about student organizations related to your major and/or interests, visit ugstudents.smeal.psu.edu/student-organizations.

 

Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship Career Paths

Below are just a few of the many career paths you can take with a corporate innovation and entrepreneurship degree. Check out these websites to learn more about careers in your major!

Featured Alumni

Teresa Avery

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  • State College, Pennsylvania
  • Executive MBA Program Managing Director Smeal College of Business at Penn State
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Jerry Breshin

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  • Real Estate Sales and Consulting Waterfront Realty Group Inc.
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Robert Bussey

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  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Regional Cyber Security Analyst Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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Angela Jones

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  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Principal and Consultant Carpenter Lane Partners, LLC
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Robert Jubin Jr

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  • Perryopolis, Pennsylvania
  • Insurance Agent Robert Jubin Jr Agency
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  • Admissions Advisor ECPI University
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  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Retired Information Systems Consultant / Former Adjunct Professor
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Heather Northcutt

Smeal Alumni
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Field Sales and Marketing Rep Techtronic Industries
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Melissa O’Brien

Smeal Alumni
  • Horsham, Pennsylvania
  • Senior Consultant Gallagher Benefits
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Colette Rodger

Smeal Alumni
  • State College, Pennsylvania
  • Development Associate Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State
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Karl Schmidt

Smeal Alumni
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • BPI Delivery Manager Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Tanya Stokely

Smeal Alumni
  • Hurst, Texas
  • SAP Super User Triumph Aerostructures - Vought Aircraft Division
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