Fall 2021 Employer 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
    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:
    Ashley Rippey, Executive Director
    Smeal College of Business, Business Career Center
    814.863.6161 | amp347@psu.edu

    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

    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

  • Career Fairs
    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 20, 12 – 4 p.m. EST
    Location: Virtual – Brazen platform
    Registration: Check back for additional information
    For additional information regarding this event, contact:
    Tina Rose, Assistant Director of Employer Relations
    Smeal College of Business, Business Career Center

    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.

    Date: August 31, Septeber 1-2, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST
    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

    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 20-24, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST
    For additional information regarding this event click here, or contact:
    Penn State Career Fair Team, Penn State Career Services
    814.865.5131 | careerfairs@psu.edu

  • Workshops and Simulations


    Save My Resume with Smeal Corporate Partners∆
    Employers will provide individual feedback on student resumes.
    August 30 | 1 – 4 p.m. EST | 114 Business Building – University Park

    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 8 | 12 – 3 p.m. EST | Virtual – Brazen Platform

    Career Blitz
    Employers will present on a career topic 4x throughout the 2 hour event (every 30 minutes). Topics include: Networking & LinkedIn, Interviewing Tips, Elevator Pitch & Brand, and Career Fair Prep
    September 15 | 6 – 8 p.m. EST | Business Building – University Park


    Virtual 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 in-person and will be recorded to be posted on our website video library (with the Employer’s permission).

    – After the Fair, Now What? Building Your Network and Brand | September 27, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. EST
    – Cover Letter Tips & Tricks | September 29, 5 – 5:30 p.m. EST
    – Understanding Offers, Extensions, & Salary Negotiations | October 6, 4:30-5:30 p.m. EST

    To indicate interest or request additional information, please contact:
    Tina Rose, Assistant Director of Employer Relations
    Smeal College of Business, Business Career Center
    ∆ – 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 Dates (Subject to change):
August 23 | Classes Begin
August 31, September 1-2 | Supply Chain & Information Systems Career Fair
September 6 | Labor Day – No Classes
September 8 | Mock Career Fair
September 20 | Smeal MegaFair
September 20-24 | Fall Career Days
November 22-26 | Thanksgiving Break – No Classes
December 10 | Classes End
December 13-17| Final Exams
December 18 | Commencement

For additional employer information click here.