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Employer Relations Team

If you have any questions regarding the below information, please reach out to a member of the Smeal Business Career Center Employer Relations team.

  • Thompson Harner (sth121@psu.edu), Director of Employer Relations (Undergraduate)
    • Please contact Thompson if your company would like more information on how to become a Smeal Corporate Partner
  • Matt Smith (mas652@psu.edu), Director of Professional Graduate Employer Relations
    • Please contact Matt if your company would like more information on how to become a Smeal Master’s Corporate Partner and on ways to recruit Smeal graduate students
  • Courtney Kantoski (caw5083@psu.edu), Assistant Director of Graduate Employer Relations
    • Please contact Courtney if your company would like to host an event for the Smeal graduate students or if you’d like to know more about the different master’s programs
  • Krista White (kvj2@psu.edu), Program Support Assistant
    • Please contact Krista if your company would like help with job postings in NittanyLion Careers (Symplicity) or interviewing schedules
  • Christine Lockard (cml299@psu.edu), Events and Special Projects Manager
    • Please contact Christine if your company would like to host in-person or virtual events such as information sessions workshops, etc. Or if you have questions related to an upcoming career fair

Career Fairs and Related Events  

Below you will find all the details about the Penn State University Park Campus career fairs for the spring 2024 semester. The dates and times have been confirmed

  • Spring 2024 Supply Chain and Information Systems Career Fair – One Day of Virtual 
    • March 20th, 2024, from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    • Location: Virtual Brazen Platform
      • The Spring 2024 will allow employers to target their recruiting efforts by meeting with qualified students, interviewing candidates, and selecting top students from Penn State supply chain, management information systems, industrial engineering, and information systems and technology programs
    • Registration

 Smeal Branding Events (Gab & Grab)

 Information Sessions and Events  

  • Hosting an Event at Smeal
    • Sign in to your NittanyLion Careers (Symplicity) page http://nittanylioncareers.psu.edu. Then you will scroll to the middle of the page until you see the words “Events” This area will show up after the “Upcoming Events” section. Once you have found the work “Events” you will see a button that says “Request New Information Session” Click on that. Once you click on the button please start filling out the form with all the requested information
    • For instructions on how to fill out the request form in NittanyLion Careers follow the link here: https://careerconnections.smeal.psu.edu/hosting-an-event/
      • If you’d like an instructional Word document for reference, please reach out to Christine Lockard at cml299@psu.edu

 Interviewing  

  • Interviewing options with Smeal at PSU https://careerconnections.smeal.psu.edu/recruit-on-campus/
      • On-campus interviewing for Spring 2024: runs from February 5th – April 26th 2024
        • Email Krista White (kvj2@psu.edu) directly if you would like to request space outside this timeframe
      • Interview Room Reservations are open now for scheduling
      • 25 interview rooms available in the Bank of America Career Services daily
      • 4 interview rooms are available in 114 Business Bldg., with up to 10 rooms open depending on the date
    • Virtual interviewing:
      1. We can manage your interview schedules the same as if you were coming on campus
      2. If students have virtual interviews, they can request an interview room to provide a quiet space.  They have the option to use our technology or their own. https://careerconnections.smeal.psu.edu/ – click on the tab “Interview room & workshop requests”
    • Coffee Chats / Office visits
      • Request a coffee chat/office visit by emailing Krista White at kvj2@psu.edu

Reporting Your Student Internships or Full-time Updates

  • Ask the students that you have hired for an internship or co-op to report it to our office
  • Go to our website and select “Report your Internship” – https://careerconnections.smeal.psu.edu/student
  • Or provide us with a list of names/emails of students that you have hired, and we will reach out to them to request they report it.
  • This information provides us with statistics like hiring companies, average salary, location, and more

Sponsorships 

  • Smeal Undergraduate Sponsorship
    • The Smeal Business Career Center encourages organizations to consider exploring the benefits of the Corporate Partner Program. The goal of this program is to provide enhanced recruiting and branding opportunities to organizations that provide annual support to the College through targeted giving means. Corporate Partners are offered the first right of refusal for all undergraduate engagement opportunities highlighted on the website below.
    • Undergraduate Corporate Partner Program
  • Smeal Graduate Sponsorship
    • Our Corporate Partner Program allows organizations the opportunity to connect with graduate-level students in several ways from recruiting events, student organization activities, facilitation of case studies, coffee buzz, and more.
    • Graduate Corporate Partner Program

Professional Development Workshops 

  • Information
    • In addition to the career fairs listed above your organization can also participate in professional development workshops that the Business Career Center puts on during the Spring 2024 semester  
    • Topics that have been covered in professional development workshops include 
      • LinkedIn, elevator pitches, cover letters, salary negotiation, and much more 
    • For additional information regarding professional development workshops contact: Tina Rose, Director of Professional Development and Programming at Smeal College of Business, Business Career Center | tmr24@psu.edu  

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