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Impact Smeal Day

Impact Smeal provides students with the opportunity to connect with alumni through professional development activities. Read details about the sessions below and then click on “Impact Smeal Registration” at the bottom of the page to sign up. Please note that Impact Smeal session formats vary and are indicated along with the description of each session.

Thursday, October 21st

Noon – 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Virtual Networking with Alumni (ZOOM): Fine-tune your virtual group networking skills with alumni. You will be placed into a Zoom breakout room with other participants and will discuss topics like your interests, and the backgrounds and career paths of the alumni who are in the breakout. The purpose is to help you practice this skill in a no-pressure environment.

 

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EST
  • Career Roundtable Discussions (IN-PERSON): Alumni will have the opportunity to share their insights on various industries, job functions, roles, and workplace experiences at tables in the Atrium. During the course of the session, alumni and students can partake in multiple discussions and engage with each other.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. EST

  • Virtual Networking with Alumni (ZOOM): Fine-tune your virtual group networking skills with alumni. You will be placed into a Zoom breakout room with other participants and will discuss topics like your interests, and the backgrounds and career paths of the alumni who are in the breakout. The purpose is to help you practice this skill in a no-pressure environment.

Friday, October 22nd

10:10-11:00 AM EST
  • Jump Start your Smeal Experience: Skills & Characteristics That Companies Are Seeking (IN-PERSON): During this session, alumni will provide students with tips for getting ahead of the career prep curve by sharing their own insights, experiences, and resources during a moderated group discussion.

12:20 – 1:10 p.m. EST

  • Career Roundtable Discussions (IN-PERSON): Alumni will have the opportunity to share their insights on various industries, job functions, roles, and workplace experiences at tables in the Atrium. During the course of the session, alumni and students can partake in multiple discussions and engage with each other.

1:25 – 2:15 p.m. EST

  • Group Coaching Session for Graduate Student Entrepreneurs (ZOOM): For Graduate Students! Early-stage entrepreneurs often need more than a business plan and financing to take their idea from concept to market. They need coaching and peer support to help them navigate a career landscape that often includes balancing multiple jobs and graduate school to achieve their life goal. Join Keleigh Asbury, director of Smeal Alumni Career Services, as she facilitates a group career coaching session for Smeal graduate school students in the Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship program, or other graduate programs with a focus on entrepreneurship. The session topic is “Balancing Objectives to Achieve Your Goal” where participants will share their experiences to develop self-awareness and support for one another in their Smeal community. For maximum engagement, this 50-minute session is limited to 8 participants.
  • A Seat at the Table: How Penn State is Combatting Climate Change (HYBRID): Erik Foley, Director, Center for the Business of Sustainability, was recently named to the Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force, formed by President Barron. Hear from Erik and other members of the task force about their goals to keep Penn State at the forefront of efforts to dramatically cut carbon emissions and avoid the most catastrophic effects of human-caused climate change. Students who join via Zoom will be able to use the chat feature or “Raise Hand” feature in Zoom to interact.

3:00 p.m. EST

  • Special Smeal Announcement (IN-PERSON): Celebrate an exciting announcement in the Atrium of the Business Building. Students who are not able to attend in-person will get the opportunity to read about the announcement in a news release, which will be published after the live event.

 

 

For more information and to register, visit: engage.tassl.com/event/9325/

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