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Mars, Inc. joins Penn State Smeal Corporate Partner Program

August 23, 2016

Global confectionery, food, and pet food manufacturer Mars, Inc., the sixth-largest privately held company in the United States, is the newest Penn State Smeal College of Business Corporate Partner. The company joins 29 existing Corporate Partners.

The Corporate Partner Program offers a variety of ways for companies to tap into the resources of Smeal and Penn State more broadly. Corporate Partners annually provide Smeal with scholarship support, research funding, and sponsorship of many student and professional development activities. Corporate Partners earn exclusive engagement with more than 700 students each year through the Career Planning and Strategies class.

Two Corporate Partner Career Fairs are held each academic year, giving companies an exclusive opportunity to network with Smeal students seeking jobs and internships. Partners also receive an invitation to the spring Smeal Student Organization Reverse Involvement Fair, the Spring Advisory Board Meeting, and premier placement at the Bryce Jordan Center Career Fair.

Founded in 1911 by Franklin Clarence Mars and still family owned, Mars, Inc., employs more than 80,000 associates. The company counts 421 sites with operations in 78 countries situated on six continents. Six business segments — petcare, chocolate, Wrigley, food, drinks, and symbioscience — produce net sales of more than $33 billion a year.

A complete list of Smeal Corporate Partners can be found online.

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