Fall 2020 Engagement Opportunities


We offer an assortment of resources to help you network and promote your employment opportunities to our students. Depending on your talent needs, recruiting process, and budget, consider the following engagement opportunities:
**Please note this information may change, check back to the page for additional information**

  • Sponsorship Opportunities
    SMEAL CORPORATE PARTNER PROGRAM
    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 in this packet. Membership ($10,000) is renewed on an
    academic year annual basis.
    For additional information regarding membership and benefits, contact:
    Thompson Harner, Director of Employer Relations
    Smeal College of Business, Business Career Center
    814.863.8045 | sth121@psu.edu

    CENTER for SUPPLY CHAIN RESEARCH CORPORATE SPONSOR PROGRAM
    The Center for Supply Chain Research® (CSCR®) welcomes industry leaders to consider
    membership in its Corporate Sponsorship Program. The goal of the program is to create
    comprehensive research and education partnerships between the Center and a limited number of
    member firms in the field. Membership is renewed on an annual basis.
    For additional information regarding membership and benefits, contact:
    Tracie Shannon, Administrative Director
    Center for Supply Chain Research®
    814.863.3234 | tla114@psu.edu

    DIVERSITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMS SPONSORSHIP
    Sponsorship is vital to the success and growth of diversity initiatives at Smeal. In building
    partnerships with leading organizations, the Office of Diversity Enhancement Programs is able
    to provide underrepresented students with valuable networking and professional development
    opportunities that guide them towards future success. There are a number of benefits available
    to sponsors, including company recognition in Smeal diversity marketing materials and events,
    opportunities to present at programs, and access to talented diversity scholars and leaders for
    internships or full-time placement within your organization.
    For additional information regarding membership and benefits, contact:
    Pauline McCarl, Administrative Assistant
    Diversity Enhancement Programs
    pqh101@psu.edu

  • Career Fairs
    SUPPLY CHAIN CAREER FAIR
    The Center for Supply Chain Research®️ (CSCR®️) along with the Supply Chain & Information Systems Department (SCIS) host the Supply Chain & Information Systems Career Fair during both fall and spring semesters at the University Park campus. This fall, we will be going virtual! The virtual career fair will continue to connect companies with students from supply chain, management information systems, industrial engineering, and information systems and technology seeking permanent employment, co-ops, and internships in the supply chain field.The Fall 2020 SCIS Virtual Career Fair will be held over the course of three days (September 1st through September 3rd) from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. CSCR Corporate Sponsors and Smeal Business Career Center Partners will be able to participate on the first two days. CSCR Corporate Sponsor recruiters can also participate one additional day on either Wednesday, September 2nd, or Thursday, September 3rd. All other recruiters can participate one day, Thursday, September 3rd.

    Date: September 1-3
    Location: Virtual – Brazen platform
    For additional information regarding this event or to register, click here or contact:
    Tracie Shannon, Administrative Director, Center for Supply Chain Research
    814.863.3234 |tla114@psu.edu

    SMEAL MEGAFAIR
    Smeal MegaFair is the college-specific career fair hosted by the Smeal Business Career Center and
    is open to all Smeal students. We’ve combined many of our historically offered career fairs
    into one day & one location. This career fair provides a platform for recruiters to connect with
    top business students for summer leadership programs, externships, internships, co-ops and
    full-time positions. Historically, registration has been limited to approximately 80 employers.

    Date: September 10, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Location: Virtual – Brazen platform
    Cost: $295 per employer, unlimited employee representatives (Complimentary to Smeal Corporate Partners)
    Registration: click here
    For additional information regarding this event, contact:
    Thompson Harner, Director of Employer Relations
    Smeal College of Business, Business Career Center
    814.863.8045 | sth121@psu.edu

    CORPORATE PARTNER CAREER FAIR
    The Corporate Partner Career Fair, hosted by the Smeal Business Career Center connects
    companies with students from all Smeal majors seeking full-time employment, co-ops,
    internships, and summer leadership programs. The Smeal Corporate Partner Career Fair is for Smeal Corporate
    Partners only. Please note that non-Corporate Partner companies are not eligible to register.

    Date: September 14, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Location: Virtual – Brazen platform
    Cost: Free (Included in the Smeal Corporate Partner Membership)
    Registration: click here
    For additional information regarding this event, contact:
    Thompson Harner, Director of Employer Relations
    Smeal College of Business, Business Career Center
    814.863.8045 | sth121@psu.edu

    Actuarial Science Career Fair
    The Penn State Actuarial Science Career Fair is one of the largest student run actuarial career fairs in the US. The fair, and your registration fees, are the primary fundraiser for the Actuarial Science Club. Your past support has helped fund many valued student programs including exam fee reimbursements, study tools from Actex, Adapt and TIA, and actuarial home office field trips.

    Date: September 14 | 5 – 8 p.m.
    Location: Virtual – Brazen platform
    For additional information regarding this event or to register, click here.

    FALL CAREER DAYS
    Fall Career Days, hosted by Penn State Career Services is a university-wide career
    fair that provides a platform for employers to connect with students from across all majors and
    campuses.

    Date: September 21, 24, & 25
    Location: Virtual – Brazen Platform
    For additional information regarding this event visit https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/career/fairs/fall, or contact:
    Penn State Career Fair Team, Penn State Career Services
    814.865.5131 | careerfairs@psu.edu

  • Workshops and Simulations

    MULTI-EMPLOYER EVENTS

    Mock Career Fair∆
    This event is held to help students prepare for upcoming career fairs and networking events.
    Representatives will give each student candid feedback on their: dress, elevator pitch,
    resume, etc.
    September 9th | 12 – 3 p.m. | Virtual – Brazen platform

    Career Blitz
    Host a twenty-minute session to prepare students for the upcoming recruiting season. Students will attend as many sessions as they like throughout the event duration.
    September 9th | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Virtual – Zoom Platform
    Available Session Topics Include:
    -Elevator Pitch & Brand

    INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYER EVENTS

    Professional Development Workshops
    Workshops are quick 30-60 minute presentations focused on specific professional development topics
    with time for Q&A. These events will be held virtually and will be recorded to be posted on our YouTube channel (with the Employer’s permission).

    – LinkedIn & Networking | August 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    – Cover Letter Tips & Tricks | October 7, 5-5:30 p.m.
    – Offers, Extensions, & Salary Negotiations | October 14, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

    To indicate interest or request additional information, please contact:
    Thompson Harner, Director of Employer Relations
    Smeal College of Business, Business Career Center
    814.863.8045 | sth121@psu.edu
    ∆ – denotes event open only to Corporate Partners

  • Smeal Alumni Engagement & Lifelong Learning
    Smeal Alumni Career Services hosts several programs that serve the professional and career interests
    of their growing network of alumni and industry constituents. Their lifelong learning webinars and
    podcast, career coaching service, job search resources, and networking opportunities support
    alumni-to-alumni, company, and industry professional connections across the globe.

    Smeal Lifelong Learning Webinars & Podcast
    These innovative webinars and podcast episodes deliver informative online sessions intended
    to broaden one’s perspective on industry trends in the world of business. Program presenters
    are accomplished Smeal faculty, alumni experts in their respective fields, and Smeal Alumni
    Career Services (ACS) career coaches. Popular topics include: Tackling Digital Transformation in
    a World of Accelerating Change, Nail the Authentic Interview, Leadership Communication, and
    Alumni International Career Perspectives. Smeal alumni recruiters and business professionals are
    encouraged to attend or submit a proposal to present.

    Career Coaching Program
    The career coaching program customizes support for alumni throughout their working lifespan.
    Recent interest in leadership development, changing careers, and continued education has led to
    a growing client pool eager for talent management. One-on-one coaching is exclusive to Smeal
    alumni.

    Smeal Alumni LinkedIn Group
    There is great satisfaction in the collective success of the more than 85,000 Penn State Smeal
    College of Business alumni around the world. The 8,500+ member LinkedIn group provides a
    platform where alumni can network virtually with other graduates and industry professionals. Aside
    from posting job opportunities in Nittany Lion Careers, Smeal alumni can join, post, and share
    opportunities on behalf of their employer directly in the group.

    For information on partnering with Smeal Alumni Career Services click here, or contact:
    alumnicareerservices@smeal.psu.edu | 814.863.5947

Important Fall Dates (Subject to change):
August 24 | Classes Begin
August 27 | Brazen Demo for Students, 6 – 7 p.m.
September 1 – 3 | Supply Chain & Information Systems Career Fair
September 2 | Brazen Demo for Students, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
September 9 | Mock Career Fair, 12 – 3 p.m.
September 9 | Career Blitz, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
September 10 | Smeal MegaFair, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
September 14 | Corporate Partner Career Fair, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
September 14 | Actuarial Science Career Fair, 5 – 8 p.m.
September 21 | Fall Career Days – Non-Technical, Full-Time
September 24 | Fall Career Days – Internship & Co-Op
September 25 | Fall Career Days – Technical, Full-Time
November 20 | Last Day of Students on Campus
November 23 – 27 | Thanksgiving Break
December 11 | Classes End
December 14 – 18 | Final Exams
December 19 | Commencement

For additional employer information click here.