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Penn State Smeal MBA Program's First-Year Orientation Jumpstarts B-School Experience

September 10, 2013


While most University Park students were just returning to campus, first-year Penn State Smeal MBA students were competing in a Chevron-sponsored case competition, already testing knowledge gained during their first two weeks on campus.

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Fall Recruiting Events Begin Sept. 10 with Mock Career Fair

September 9, 2013


Fall recruiting season will kick off at the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Tuesday, Sept. 10, and run through most of the month, giving students of all majors several opportunities to meet with recruiters from companies looking to hire for internships, co-ops, and full-time positions.

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Executive Insights: Siemens President and CEO Eric Spiegel to Speak at Smeal Leadership Lecture Series

September 6, 2013


Eric A. Spiegel, president and CEO of Siemens Corporation, will share his perspectives on business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday, Sept. 20, as part of the college’s Executive Insights series.

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Member Meeting to Celebrate 30 Years of Institute for the Study of Business Markets

September 6, 2013


The Penn State Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM), a center of excellence in the Smeal College of Business focused on business-to-business (B2B) marketing, will hold its 30th anniversary members meeting on September 24-25 at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus.

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Four Students Selected to Receive Scholarships in Entrepreneurship

September 5, 2013


Four students have been selected to receive a Janiak Family Scholarship for Women Entrepreneurs through the Penn State Smeal College of Business Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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Merit-Based Financial Aid Offered to 100 Percent of Smeal MBA Class of 2015

September 4, 2013


The Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program has announced that 100 percent of its incoming MBA class has received merit-based financial aid.

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Patents as Information Containment Tools for Natural Gas Industry

September 3, 2013


New research from Penn State and the University of Alberta suggests that patents related to hydraulic fracturing—or fracking—can be used in the industry to limit the availability of information about the fluids expended as part of the natural gas extraction process.

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Ambrose Named Co-editor of Real Estate Journal

August 30, 2013


Brent Ambrose, Smeal Professor of Risk Management and director of the Institute for Real Estate Studies (IRES) in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, is one of three newly selected editors of Real Estate Economics, a publication of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA), the leading academic journal devoted to real estate related topics.

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Smeal Students Form Consulting Organization

August 30, 2013


At this year’s Smeal College of Business Student Organization Involvement Fair, to be held in the Business Building Atrium on Sept. 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., there will be a new Penn State student club recruiting business students.

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Smeal College of Business Community to Sign Honor Code

August 29, 2013


The Penn State Smeal College of Business community will have an opportunity to sign the Smeal honor code throughout the second week of classes. Signing sessions will take place on Sept. 3-6 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Atrium of the Business Building on the University Park campus.

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One Year Later, Students Feel Impact of Nevins Scholarship

August 28, 2013


Alumnus David Nevins’ gift of $1.1 million is the largest private gift to support scholarships for minority students in the history of Smeal and promotes the college’s diversity.

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Ongoing Rogers Challenge Supports Student Trading Room Experience

August 28, 2013


David and Patricia Rogers issued the Rogers Trading Room Challenge to encourage alumni to support the unique experience students receive in the Trading Room, leading many of them to Wall Street careers.

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Alumni Gifts Impact Department of Management and Organization

August 28, 2013


Denny Gioia, chair of the M&O department, talks about the positive impact of recent donor gifts on his ability to recruit and retain students and provide cutting edge curriculum.

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Smeal Alumni in Profile: Alumnus Credits EMBA Program, Alumni Network for Business Launch Success

August 27, 2013


Alumnus Stephen Rigo ’07 tailored his Penn State Smeal College of Business Executive MBA Program experience to help him build the business he’d been dreaming of for years.

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

August 23, 2013


The Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program’s Applied Professional Experience (APEX)--the capstone project for second-year MBAs--is now accepting project submissions from company clients for 2014.

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Smeal Welcomes New Faculty Members to the College

August 22, 2013


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has added several new members to its faculty for the 2013-14 academic year.

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Smeal Announces Fall 2013 Slate of Events for Alumni

August 20, 2013


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has announced its schedule of events for the 2013-14 academic year, including receptions, open houses, and webinars for alumni.

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Smeal Alumni in Profile: Wall Street’s ‘Best Athlete,’ Rubin Fuses Finance and Fitness

August 19, 2013


Smeal alumnus Mark Rubin ’08 Finance, ‘10 MBA, is a familiar face to many Penn State football fans because of his years playing safety on the team. He’s pursuing a Wall Street career at Barclays now as a futures trader, but he hasn’t lost touch with his athletic roots.

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One-Year MAcc Program Closes Out First Year With 100 Percent Job Placement

August 12, 2013


The first graduating class of the Penn State Smeal College of Business One-Year Master of Accounting (MAcc) Program has announced both a 100 percent internship placement rate and a 100 percent job placement rate at graduation. The students received their diplomas at Penn State’s summer 2013 commencement ceremony.

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Penn State Launches New Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor

August 9, 2013


For undergraduate students interested in coming up with the next great idea or becoming their own boss, a new Penn State minor could help them achieve their dreams. The Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI) offers students the opportunity to explore their entrepreneurial side, regardless of their academic major.

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Cruser to Lead Alumni Society Board as President

August 8, 2013


Lynn Kennedy Cruser ’83 Management, after years of service on the Alumni Society Board, began her two-year term as president on July 1.

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Smeal Marketing's Hari Sridhar Receives Best Paper Award

August 7, 2013


Hari Sridhar, assistant professor of marketing in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has received the Best Paper Award for a 2012 paper published in the Journal of Interactive Marketing.

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Narcissistic CEOs More Likely to Adopt Disruptive Technologies

August 6, 2013


Revolutionary technologies have the potential to change everything about the way a business is run, but will your company be an early adopter?

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Smeal Student's Product Marketing Internship Provides 360 Degree View of Business

July 30, 2013


Sarah Gooch will begin her senior year at the Penn State Smeal College of Business as a Marketing major with a minor in Information Systems Management this fall, but she is spending her summer in Canton, Mass.—outside of Boston—as a product marketing intern with Ingersoll Rand’s Kryptonite brand.

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High School Students Learn About Penn State, Business Majors in Two-Week Summer Program

July 25, 2013


At the end of June, more than 20 high school students—some from as far away as California and Texas—gathered at Penn State for the Business Opportunities Summer Session (BOSS) at the Smeal College of Business.

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Recent Graduate's Connection to Smeal Has Deep Roots

July 25, 2013


At this year’s Penn State Smeal College of Business commencement ceremony, one Smeal grad found out she had an even deeper connection to the college than she’d realized. Charise McClure's grandmother took college classes on Penn State's DuBois campus with Frank P. Smeal, who--along with his wife Mary Jean--later would make the generous gift to the business college naming it The Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal College of Business.

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Smeal MBA Program Welcomes New Student Services Director Erik Orient

July 22, 2013


The Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program welcomes Erik Orient as the new student services director.

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Smeal Alumni in Profile: Business-to-Business Marketing a Rewarding Place to Land for This Recent Graduate

July 18, 2013


Tom Wittig was not familiar with the business-to-business (B2B) realm of marketing when he began his Penn State education. But by the time he graduated from the Smeal College of Business in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, he had a sense that it was the career for him.

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Penn State Smeal MBA Program's Net Impact Chapter Granted Gold Standing

July 12, 2013


The Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program’s Net Impact student organization has been awarded Gold standing by the Net Impact network, an honor granted this year to only 24 percent of the 300 chapters worldwide.

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Mayers Pledge $50,000 in Support of Smeal's Trading Room

July 10, 2013


Penn State alumni William J. “Bill” and Cynthia Fiedler Mayer of Boston, Mass., have expanded their philanthropy to the University with a gift of $50,000 to the Smeal College of Business in support of the Rogers Family Trading Room. They have also made a gift of $12,500 to the Men’s Ice Hockey Program.

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