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Six Penn State Smeal students pass five actuarial exams

May 22, 2017


Six graduating seniors in the Penn State Smeal College of Business class of 2017 each passed five of the necessary exams toward their actuarial science accreditation — a rare distinction, according to Ron Gebhardtsbauer, clinical associate professor of actuarial science and head of Smeal’s Actuarial Science Program.

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Differences in levels of trust and power can affect buyer-supplier performance

May 19, 2017


Mutual trust does not appear on the ledger sheets of buyers and suppliers, but a researcher from the Penn State Smeal College of Business suggests that levels of trust between companies may be an important influence on how they operate and perform.

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Torabi to Penn State Smeal graduates: Seek fulfillment for life

May 17, 2017


Farnoosh Torabi, a financial expert, bestselling author, speaker, and host delivered the 2017 Penn State Smeal College of Business commencement address. Torabi is a 2002 Smeal finance graduate who was a Schreyer Scholar. In the 15 years since she graduated, Torabi has created a name for herself in a number of areas.

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Penn State Smeal Mentoring Program provides students with window to real world

May 16, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Mentoring Program offers students the opportunity to explore topics such as academic majors, internships, career planning, college-to-career transition, and leadership development with an alumni mentor. Mentors can share their perspectives and experiences from the business environment, assist students with activities like resume reviews and mock interviews or discuss the pros and cons of important decisions.

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New Penn State Smeal online Graduate Certificate in Corporate Accounting begins with focus on language of business

May 15, 2017


For Barbara Yener, director of the new Penn State Smeal College of Business online Graduate Certificate in Corporate Accounting, the first class in the program is akin to a course on language. Financial Accounting (MBADM 811), which begins in August, teaches students the language of business, Yener said.

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Merck joins Penn State Smeal Corporate Partner Program

May 11, 2017


Merck, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, is the newest Penn State Smeal College of Business Corporate Partner. The company joins 28 existing Corporate Partners.

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Two Smeal students selected for Penn State Presidential Leadership Academy

May 10, 2017


Two rising sophomores who intend to declare majors in the Penn State Smeal College of Business have been chosen for the Penn State Presidential Leadership Academy. Ryan Christenson from Needham Heights, Massachusetts, and Tara Hally from Fairfax Station, Virginia, were selected for the three-year program and are part of the 30-member class of 2017.

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Burlingame, Calderaro earn top MIT Supply Chain Excellence Awards

May 9, 2017


Karen Burlingame and Alexandra Calderaro, both graduating seniors in the Penn State Smeal College of Business Supply Chain and Information Systems (SC&IS) major, have earned first place in the Supply Chain Excellence Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Nick Artman, Lauren Fellin, and Sarah Miller, all graduating seniors from Smeal’s supply chain program, were runners-up.

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New Penn State Smeal Finance Advisory Board to hold inaugural meeting in New York City

May 8, 2017


The Penn State Smeal Department of Finance identified the formation of a formal advisory board in developing its strategic plan. That goal will be met Tuesday when the inaugural meeting of the Smeal Finance Advisory Board is held in New York City.

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Cohen named spring 2017 Penn State Smeal student marshal

May 5, 2017


Smeal has named Alexandra Cohen—graduating with a 4.0 GPA in finance—as the student marshal for spring 2017. She will lead the college’s procession of 1,554 graduates during the Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Ceremony on Sunday at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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