Spring 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**
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<div class=”collapsible-header”><strong>Sponsorship Opportunities</strong></div>
<div class=”collapsible-body”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>SMEAL CORPORATE PARTNER PROGRAM</span>
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.
<strong>For additional information regarding membership and benefits, contact:</strong>
Thompson Harner, Director of Employer Relations
Smeal College of Business, Business Career Center
814.863.8045 | <a href=”mailto:sth121@psu.edu”>sth121@psu.edu</a><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>CENTER for SUPPLY CHAIN RESEARCH CORPORATE SPONSOR PROGRAM</span>
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.
<strong>For additional information regarding membership and benefits, contact:</strong>
Tracie Shannon, Administrative Director
Center for Supply Chain Research®
814.863.3234 | <a href=”mailto:tla114@psu.edu”>tla114@psu.edu</a><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>DIVERSITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMS SPONSORSHIP</span>
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.
<strong>For additional information regarding membership and benefits, contact:</strong>
Pauline McCarl, Administrative Assistant
Diversity Enhancement Programs
<a href=”mailto:pqh101@psu.edu”>pqh101@psu.edu</a>

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<div class=”collapsible-header”><strong>Career Fairs</strong></div>
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<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>SMEAL MEGAFAIR</span>
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 &amp; 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.

<strong>Date:</strong> February 8, 12 – 4 p.m. EST
<strong>Location:</strong> Virtual – Brazen platform
<strong>Cost:</strong> Check back for more information
<strong>Registration:</strong> Check back for more information
<strong>For additional information regarding this event, contact:</strong>
Thompson Harner, Director of Employer Relations
Smeal College of Business, Business Career Center
814.863.8045 | <a href=”mailto:sth121@psu.edu”>sth121@psu.edu</a>

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>SUPPLY CHAIN CAREER FAIR</span>
The Center for Supply Chain Research<sup>®️</sup> (CSCR<sup>®️</sup>) along with the Supply Chain &amp; Information Systems Department (SCIS) host the Supply Chain &amp; Information Systems Career Fair during both fall and spring semesters at the University Park campus. This spring, we will be going <strong>virtual</strong>! 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 Spring 2021 SCIS Virtual Career Fair will be held over the course of two days (February 10th through February 11th) from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. EST.

<strong>Date:</strong> February 10-11, 12 – 4 p.m. EST
<strong>Location:</strong> Virtual – Brazen platform
<strong>For additional information regarding this event or to register, <a href=”https://www.smeal.psu.edu/cscr/recruiting/fall-2020-supply-chain-information-systems-career-fair“>click here</a> or contact:</strong>
Tracie Shannon, Administrative Director, Center for Supply Chain Research
814.863.3234 |<a href=”mailto:tla114@psu.edu”>tla114@psu.edu</a>

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>SPRING CAREER DAYS</span>
Spring 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.

<strong>Date:</strong> February 15 – 16, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST
<strong>Location:</strong> Virtual – Brazen Platform
<strong>For additional information regarding this event visit <a href=”https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/career/fairs/fall”>https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/career/fairs/fall</a>, or contact:</strong>
Penn State Career Fair Team, Penn State Career Services
814.865.5131 | <a href=”mailto:careerfairs@psu.edu”>careerfairs@psu.edu</a>

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<div class=”collapsible-header”><strong>Workshops and Simulations</strong></div>
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<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>MULTI-EMPLOYER EVENTS</span>

<strong>Mock Career Fair∆</strong>
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

<strong>Career Blitz</strong>
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 &amp; Brand

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYER EVENTS</span>

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

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

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

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<div class=”collapsible-header”><strong>Smeal Alumni Engagement &amp; Lifelong Learning</strong></div>
<div class=”collapsible-body”>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.<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Smeal Lifelong Learning Webinars &amp; Podcast</span>
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.<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Career Coaching Program</span>
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.

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Smeal Alumni LinkedIn Group</span>
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.

<strong>For information on partnering with Smeal Alumni Career Services <a href=”https://www.smeal.psu.edu/alumni/alumni-career-services”>click here</a>, or contact:</strong>
<a href=”mailto:alumnicareerservices@smeal.psu.edu”>alumnicareerservices@smeal.psu.edu</a> | 814.863.5947

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<strong>Important Fall Dates (Subject to change):</strong>
August 24 | Classes Begin
August 27 | Brazen Demo for Students, 6 – 7 p.m.
September 1 – 3 | Supply Chain &amp; 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 &amp; 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 <a href=”https://careerconnections.smeal.psu.edu/channels/employers/”>click here.</a>