You are here: Home / News Release Archives / 2014 / March / Diversity Conference to Feature Speakers from EY, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Diversity Conference to Feature Speakers from EY, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Students, faculty, and staff from across Penn State are invited to register for the Smeal College of Business S.T.A.R.T. Conference, a one-day event focused on business initiatives in diversity. The event is slated for Mar. 28 at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus.
March 17, 2014

Students, faculty, and staff from across Penn State are invited to register for the Smeal College of Business S.T.A.R.T. Conference, a one-day event focused on business initiatives in diversity. The event is slated for Mar. 28 at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at http://php.smeal.psu.edu/div/start/.

S.T.A.R.T., which stands for Striving Toward Awareness and Respect for Tomorrow, is in its 15th year at Smeal. The event features keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and opportunities for networking with representatives from sponsoring companies.

Register today for the free event: http://php.smeal.psu.edu/div/start/.

Ken Bouyer, the EY Americas director of inclusiveness recruiting, will deliver the first keynote talk. Bouyer is responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s global recruiting strategy to attract diverse and inclusive talent pools for member firms.

The afternoon keynote speaker will be Michael Piwowar, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner. Piwowar is an alumnus of Smeal’s Ph.D. Program in finance.

Breakout sessions, led by company representatives, will cover topics like unconscious bias, building and leading diverse teams, gender and generational differences in the workplace, and more. For a full agenda, visit http://www.smeal.psu.edu/startconference/agenda.

The agenda will close with presentations from the student winners of the S.T.A.R.T. Diversity Award and a networking session with representatives from Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, and Target.

Company sponsors for the event include Altria, Kohl’s, GM, EY, Johnson & Johnson, Shell, Target, Boeing, Capital One, and United States Steel.

Recent News
Smeal Again Ranks No. 1 for Graduate Supply Chain Education 19 Sep

The Penn State Smeal College of Business once again ranks No. 1 in graduate supply chain education according to a report from IT research and advisory firm Gartner, which also ranked the college best for undergraduate supply chain education in August.

Ding Co-Authors Book on Modern China 18 Sep

The Chinese Way, a newly released book from Penn State Smeal College of Business Professor of Marketing and Innovation Min Ding and Jie Xu of Fudan University, explores modern-day Chinese culture from multiple angles, providing a deeper understanding of a complex society that is critically important to business in a globalized world.

Nicholson Helps Dairy Farmers Mitigate Financial Risks 17 Sep

Charles Nicholson, clinical associate professor of supply chain management at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, is contributing to the introduction of the Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers (MPP), a government-sponsored insurance initiative to help the nation’s dairy farmers mitigate their financial risks.

Client Projects Sought for Penn State Smeal MBA Program's Applied Professional Experience 17 Sep

The Penn State Smeal College of Business is currently seeking projects for the spring 2015 Applied Professional Experience (APEX) Program. APEX, the capstone component of Smeal’s internationally ranked MBA program, runs from early January through April and consists of student teams collaborating with client firms to take on real-world business challenges.

Crocker Named Department Chair in Risk Management 16 Sep

Keith Crocker, the William Elliott Chaired Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, has been named chair of the Department of Risk Management in the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

More Recent News... More Recent News...