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Thomas Andrewstaa5219@psu.edu
Major – Accounting
Minor – Economics

My name is Thomas and I am a rising senior in the Schreyer Honors College. I’m pursuing a degree in accounting with a minor in economics. During my time at Penn State, I have had the opportunity to pursue many different interests of mine. I was a lab assistant for the Engineering Department during my freshman year, and then went on to grade for the Economics Department for two years. Outside the realm of academia, I am a member of Alpha Kappa Psi and also had the incredible opportunity to be a Finance Captain for THON 2017. Between my sophomore and junior year I was an Audit Intern at a company called WeiserMazars. After my junior year, I interned at KPMG in the Deal Advisory practice. I’m really looking forward to working with students who are just as undecided as I was when I first started college.

Brandon Brodskybwb5279@psu.edu
Major: Accounting
Minor: Information Systems Management

I am currently a senior in the Smeal College of Business pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a Minor in Information Systems Management. Since my freshman year, I have been heavily invested in my fraternity where I am currently the President and I previously served as the Secretary of the Executive Council. I previously interned for Ares Management LLC in New York City, New York. During the rotational internship through three departments, I was tasked with constructing financial models, assisted in all aspects of diligence related to evaluating various potential investment opportunities, and authored deal-related memoranda to help guide the investment committee in determining the creditworthiness of a new issuer resulting in over $50 million of new capital committed. In my free time, I enjoy watching and following various types of sports, especially baseball.

Hayley Connerhwc5235@psu.edu
Major: Management
Minor: Spanish

Hi there! My name is Hayley and I am from Plymouth Meeting, PA. I am a Senior Management major also minoring in Spanish. I have previously held an internship abroad in Dublin, Ireland in digital marketing in addition to a store management position with Macy’s this past summer. None of these opportunities would have been possible without Smeal so I am very excited to get the chance to share my experiences with you as a career guide!

Priyanka Chidambaramprisivachi@gmail.com
Major: Finance

My name is Priyanka and I am an international student from Dubai. I am currently a Senior Finance major at Smeal. On campus, I am involved with Women in Business, Smeal Allocation Board, and work as a teaching assistant. This past summer, I interned with Deloitte in New York City in their Business Risk Advisory division. Additionally, I also have some international professional experiences working in Dubai and Switzerland. I believe Smeal has an incredible number of resources to help students achieve their career goals and am looking forward to sharing my insights with you!

Samantha Ferro sqf5179@psu.edu
Major: Marketing
Minor: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

My name is Sam and I am a rising senior pursuing a degree in Marketing and a minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation. This past summer I worked for IBM as a Digital Sales Specialist Intern in Dallas, Texas, where I was able to learn about various divisions in the IBM Digital Business Group. I am also currently the President of the Penn State Marketing Association for the 2017-2018 Academic Year and a Career Service Intern for the Career and Corporate Connections Office.

Ellen Harvard
Major: Marketing
Minor: IST and Statistics

My name is Ellen Havard and I am a senior majoring in Marketing, and minoring in IST and Statistics. I’m involved on campus in Penn State Homecoming, THON, and the Smeal Ambassadors. This past summer I had an internship at GEICO as a Management Development Intern in their Fredericksburg, VA office. This will be my second year working in the Career and Corporate Connections office and I’m excited to help Smeal students with their resumes and career prep in order to help them land their dream job!

Anushka Kapurapk5300@psu.edu
Major: Finance
Minor: Information Systems Management

My name is Anushka and I am from India. I’m a Junior Finance major with a minor in Information Systems Management in the Smeal College of Business. On campus, I am involved with various clubs and organizations including Net Impact, Engineering Consulting Collaborative and Women in Business. This summer, I interned with Ernst&Young in India in their Risk Advisory practice. Previously, I also interned with Michelman in Cincinnati, OH. I think this is a great initiative taken by Smeal and really look forward to guiding students this year and help them achieve their goals!

Kelsey McMahon – kjm5796@psu.edu
Major: Management

I am currently a senior in the Smeal College of Business, pursuing a degree in Management. I am from Haddonfield, NJ and love spending my summers at the shore! At Penn State I am very involved with my THON organization and the Penn State Marketing Association. I have previous professional experience as an administrative assistant, a brand ambassador, and a manager of several restaurants. This past summer I had the opportunity to work as an intern for Kohl’s Department Stores in Voorhees, NJ. I was introduced to the marketing, financial, supply chain, and management functions of the company. I am super excited to help underclassmen find career success. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have!

Sophia Nabie – skn5093@psu.edu
Major: Accounting
Minor: French & Francophone Studies

Hello, my name is Sophia and I’m from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At Penn State, I’m a senior majoring in Accounting and minoring in French and Francophone Studies. As I am from out of state, I decided to integrate into campus lifestyle through extracurriculars such as working as a student manager at Warnock Dining Commons, an office assistant in the Smeal College of Business, and volunteering with VITA – providing a platform to learn and simultaneously develop work experience. I have also interned with Northwestern Mutual in Fort Lauderdale and recently with KPMG in New York City. Being a student at Smeal College of Business has been a fantastic experience that has provided me with so many life-changing opportunities – I look forward to assisting you on your journey through Penn State and that it is a truly rewarding experience.

Kirthi Polamsrp5362@psu.edu
Major: Finance

My name is Kirthi Polam and I’m from West Chester, PA. I’m a senior finance major in the Smeal College of Business. This summer I interned for New York Life Insurance Company in New York City. Last summer, I interned in the finance department at Astra Zeneca in Wilmington, DE. During my time at Penn State, I have been part of a competitive classical Indian dance team on campus. I have also been a grading assistant for the economics department and have experience being an orientation leader. As a freshman, I would have loved to hear more about all that Penn State has to offer, which is why I look forward to being a career guide this year!

Emilee Sempleeas5747@psu.edu
Major: Supply Chain & Information Management
Minor: IST

Hello, all! I’m currently a senior in the Smeal College of Business, majoring in SC& IS with a minor in IST. Over the Spring 2016 semester, I participated in a co-op with The Hershey Company. During those six months, I performed a very cross functional role between category management, marketing, sales, finance, supply chain, and their internal innovation team. This past summer I worked with L’Oreal as a demand planning intern for their Consumer Products Division. My main focus was forecasting for their Carol’s Daughter brand. Most of my time goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America while I’m at school but I’m also the Director of Mentorship for CSCMP. I’ve been a Career Guide for a while and I look forward to working with other students this year to help them become better business professionals!

Amitty Tamabt5181@psu.edu
Major: Supply Chain Information Systems

My name is Amitty Tam and I have a junior Supply Chain Information Systems major from the hometown of Phoenix, Arizona! I’ve had internships in the Bay Area of California and Phoenix as well as remote and an internship with Smeal. I am also currently serving as the Merchandise Chair of Alpha Delta Pi. Summers are my favorite time of the year and you can most likely find me road tripping or tanning during that time of the year. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you various fellow Smeal students!

Jordan Veseyjxv5136@psu.edu
Major: Marketing

I am a marketing major in my senior year! I am from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and spent this past summer as a Customer Development Intern for Unilever. I was based out of headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey and was exposed to various functions, team members, and customers! I am excited to help you in your search and prep for your upcoming internship! Feel free to reach out!