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Employer Kick-off Calls

We invite you to attend one of our live kick-off Zoom sessions to help you plan for your spring recruiting with us. We will host a brief 30-minute presentation to cover all the “need-to-know” details and then open the session to questions you and other employers may have. Topics include: employer recruiting protocols, career fairs, information sessions, job postings, interviewing, student organization involvement, and diversity and inclusiveness recruiting topics.  

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
  • 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

  • Fall 2024 Smeal Mock Career Fair – Smeal Corporate Partners (ONLY)
    • September 9th, 2024, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Smeal College of Business Atrium, University Park, PA
      • The Mock Career Fair at Smeal is an event where our Smeal students can get feedback on their pitch, resume, attire, and more before heading into the career fair season. Students in attendance are required to speak with at least two companies at the event. It is also a great place for our Smeal students to have access to our Smeal Corporate recruiters at this practice career fair! There will be space limitations so register early to secure your spot.
      • Registration
        • To register as an employer please follow the link here: Registration will open June 17th
        • For employers seeking information or other inquiries please reach out to Christine Lockard (cml299@psu.edu – Attention MOCK FAIR)
  • Fall 2024 Smeal Networking Expo
    • September 17th, 2024, from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    • Location: Smeal College of Business Atrium, University Park, PA
      • The Smeal Business Career Center is excited to be hosting its annual Networking Expo. The idea behind this specific type of event is to provide students an opportunity to network with employers leading into career fair week. You can ask any questions you have about their company, recruitment, and/or opportunities that may be available. This is not a career fair!! This event will provide students the chance to ask questions regarding their major, field of interest, or career path.
      • Registration
        • To register as an employer please follow the link here: Registration will open June 17th 
        • For employers seeking information or other inquiries please reach out to Christine Lockard (cml299@psu.edu – Attention NET EXPO)
  • Fall 2024 Smeal Business Career Fair 
    • September 24th – 26th, 2024, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Smeal College of Business Atrium, University Park, PA
      • Connect with companies seeking Smeal students for internships, externships, co-ops, and full-time roles
      • Registration
        • To register as an employer please follow the link here: Registration will open June 17th 
        • For employers seeking information or other inquiries please reach out to Christine Lockard (cml299@psu.edu – Attention SBCF)
  • Fall 2024 Supply Chain and Information Systems Career Fair  
    • September 10th – 12th, 2024, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Location: Smeal College of Business Atrium, University Park, PA
      • The Fall 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
  • Penn State Fall Career Days 2024

 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 Fall 2024: September 30th – November 21st
        • Email Krista White (kvj2@psu.edu) directly if you have any question about this information
      • 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

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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