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On Friday, March 15, Penn State Smeal College of Business Alumni Career Services will host a free webinar on sustainability and how knowledge in this area can make applicants more attractive to prospective employers. The webinar, “Sustainability: Knowledge that can Help your Career and our Planet,” will run from noon to 1 p.m. EST and is open to all Smeal alumni.
The Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program ranks 15th for ethics, according to rankings published in February by Bloomberg Businessweek. The program also ranks highly in e-business, coming in 23rd.
On April 18 and 19, the Penn State Women in Business organization at the Smeal College of Business will host its fourth annual Powerful Women Paving the Way Conference, a professional development and networking opportunity for both professionals and students.
Jim Thomas, William Elliott Professor of Risk and Management in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been elected to a four-year term on the University Faculty Senate.
The Penn State Institute for Real Estate Studies (IRES) in the Smeal College of Business is working to form a new Real Estate Society, an alumni group of Penn Staters across the country who work in the real estate industry.
On Friday, Feb. 8, the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) hosted its annual Netiqutte dinner, a chance for students to learn about and practice networking skills and proper dining etiquette.
The countless hours of hard work and fundraising that go into each year’s Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon weekend are “for the kids,” but THON also provides many students with a variety of professional development opportunities they never expected. This year, the Penn State Smeal College of Business has four students on the Overall Committee for THON, more than 45 dancing for Smeal-related organizations, and many more involved in fundraising or dancing for other Penn State organizations.
Attend an upcoming information session to find out how the Penn State Smeal College of Business Executive MBA Program in Philadelphia can help you take the next step in your professional career.
In his visit to the Penn State Smeal College of Business last week as part of the Executive Insights series, John B. Veihmeyer, chairman and CEO of KPMG in the U.S. and chairman across the Americas, affirmed Penn State’s importance to KPMG.
Accounting students in the Penn State Smeal College of Business contribute their time and expertise as greeters and tax preparers for the Penn State Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a nationwide, IRS-sponsored program that provides free tax preparation to low income, special needs, and senior citizen taxpayers.
Penn State Smeal College of Business students will connect with potential employers next week in a series of targeted career fairs, including the Corporate Associate Career Fair, the Supply Chain Career Fair, and the Marketing Career Fair. Employers will seek students for internships, co-ops, and full-time positions. All career events will take place in the Atrium of the Business Building on the University Park campus.
Undergraduate students in the Penn State Smeal College of Business put theory into practice last fall, developing integrated marketing plans for Webster’s Café and Bookstore located in downtown State College, Pa. Assistant Professor of Marketing Karen Winterich incorporated a real-world client into the project for her Marketing 422: Advertising and Sales Promotion Management class to enhance the students’ experiences.
The Penn State Smeal College of Business will offer a spring semester opportunity to sign the Smeal honor code. Signing sessions will take place on Jan. 29-30 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Atrium of the Business Building on the University Park campus.
A $350,000 renovation of Penn State Executive Programs’ classroom facilities at the Keller Conference Center includes a state-of-the-art technology upgrade, improved distance education capabilities, and an immersive environment that allows for a more interactive and collaborative experience for participants.
Brent W. Ambrose, Smeal Professor of Real Estate and Director of the Institute for Real Estate Studies at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, received the 2012 Edwin S. Mills Best Paper Award for a paper demonstrating a new way to price mortgage contracts.
John B. Veihmeyer, chairman and CEO of KPMG in the U.S. and chairman of KPMG across the Americas, will share his perspectives on business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business community on Friday, February 1, as part of the college’s Executive Insights series.
Penn State alumnus David J. Kurtz and his wife, Jenifer A. Kurtz, have committed $50,000 to create the David and Jennifer Kurtz MBA Scholarship in the Smeal College of Business to help entice future business leaders to the MBA program.
Ron Gebhardtsbauer, clinical associate professor of actuarial science at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, is one of five new appointees to the 2013 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans—known as the ERISA Advisory Council.
Russell Barton, professor of supply chain and information systems at the Penn State Smeal College of Business and associate director of the Center for the Management of Technological and Organizational Change, has been named senior associate dean for research and faculty.
Penn State alumnus Jeffrey N. Kleintop and his father, Jeffrey T. Kleintop, have established the Kleintop Family Trustee Scholarship in the Smeal College of Business with a gift of $50,000. By utilizing the University’s Trustee Matching Scholarship Program, this new fund will provide support equivalent to a $100,000 endowment for undergraduates with financial need.