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Impact Smeal Day - Friday, November 14, 2014

Impact Smeal Day will provide alumni with the opportunity to return to campus to reconnect with the college and engage in a number of activities. From connecting with current students and hearing about faculty research to networking with other alumni, this day will offer something for everyone from recent graduates to retirees! Once you review the sessions below, COMPLETE THE ONLINE REGISTRATION.

Dress is business casual attire. Bring your business cards to share.

Directions and parking information for the Business Building

Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.

Visit the Registration & Information table in the Business Building Atrium to receive your name tag and schedule for the day. Please join us for a casual continental breakfast until 8:40 a.m. The registration table will remain open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., should you have any questions during your visit to campus.


CandidCareer Filming Session
Various times throughout the day

CandidCareer is a tool for current students to review short informational videos of alumni discussing their careers. In the videos, alumni answer a series of questions about their job and offer career advice.

If you are interested in being considered for a 30-minute filming session, please check off "Candid Career" on the registration form, and a member of Smeal's Alumni Career Services team will contact you.

 

Session 1 (Choose one)
8:45 - 9:45 a.m.

Creating Ethical Cultures in Business: Courage to Lead
In this session, participants will view a short video with Brooke Deterline, Former Corporate Consulting Director at Heroic Imagination Project, CEO of Courageous Leadership. After the video, Jennifer Eury, Smeal’s Honor and Integrity Director, will facilitate an interactive discussion centered on courage. Smeal faculty and staff will also attend this session and participate in the discussion.

Meet With Your Protege or Student Group
If you are a part of Smeal's formal Mentoring Program or Alumni Adviser Program, you can choose to spend time with your protege or student group. Please contact your protege and coordinate your meeting together. Feel free to use the public seating areas, located in the Atrium of the Business Building, for your individual or group meetings.


Session 2 (Choose one)
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Task Force Breakout Sessions

If you are interested in continuing your involvement with Smeal beyond Impact Smeal Day, consider attending a Task Force Breakout Session. Task Forces provide you with the opportunity to stay connected and involved in one or more projects throughout the year. The task forces meet in person during the Fall and Spring Impact Smeal Days, and in the meantime, they meet via e-mail and conference call.

If you do not wish to commit to one of these on-going initiatives, please feel free to attend the other activity during Session 2.

Task Force Breakout Session: Affiliate Program Groups
The Affiliate Program Groups Task Force is currently assisting the college with our regional alumni engagement in D.C., Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, as well as identifying opportunities for APGs in other cities.

Task Force Breakout Session: Alumni Engagement
The Alumni Engagement Task Force is currently assisting the college with a number of initiatives including alumni-to-alumni mentoring, opportunities to engage young alumni, and more.

Task Force Breakout Session: Mentoring
The Mentoring Task Force is currently assisting the college by analyzing the college's formal Mentoring Program and determining goals for growth.

Task Force Breakout Session: Student Engagement
The Student Engagement Task Force is currently assisting the college with identifying and coordinating alumni-student engagement opportunities from student orientation to graduation.

Radical Relational Job Design - Building a Company Where the Employees Connect with Customers/Followed by a Tour of the Business Building
A Round Table Discussion with Stephen Humphrey, Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Teams and Negotiation. This session will be followed by a student-led tour of the Business Building.

Meet With Your Protege or Student Group
If you are a part of Smeal's formal Mentoring Program or Alumni Adviser Program, you can choose to spend time with your protege or student group. Please contact your protege and coordinate your meeting together. Feel free to use the public seating areas, located in the Atrium of the Business Building, for your individual or group meetings.


Impact Smeal Day Attendee Luncheon
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Enjoy a networking luncheon with student proteges from Smeal's formal Mentoring Program, alumni mentors, and other Impact Smeal Day alumni attendees.

 

Session 3 (Choose one)
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Sales and Marketing
Engage in a discussion with Smeal students and alumni about career opportunities and professional experiences in sales and marketing. This panel discussion will feature several alumni, with audience participation from both students and other alumni experts in the field.

Entrepreneurship
Engage in a discussion with Smeal students and alumni about career opportunities and professional experiences for entrepreneurs. This panel discussion will feature several alumni, with audience participation from both students and other alumni experts in the field.

Finance
Engage in a discussion with Smeal students and alumni about career opportunities and professional experiences in finance. This panel discussion will feature several alumni, with audience participation from both students and other alumni experts in the field.

Risk Management
Engage in a discussion with Smeal students and alumni about career opportunities and professional experiences in risk management. This panel discussion will feature several alumni, with audience participation from both students and other alumni experts in the field.

Career Decision Making
Engage in a discussion with Smeal students and alumni about best practices for mapping out a career path. Alumni in the audience will share their experiences which shaped the decisions they made when considering various careers.

Meet With Your Protege or Student Group
If you are a part of Smea'ls formal Mentoring Program or Alumni Adviser Program, you can choose to spend time with your protege or student group. Please contact your protege and coordinate your meeting together. Feel free to use the public seating areas, located in the Atrium of the Business Building, for your individual or group meetings.


Session 4 (Choose one)
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Supply Chain
Engage in a discussion with Smeal students and alumni about career opportunities and professional experiences in supply chain. This panel discussion will feature several alumni, with audience participation from both students and other alumni experts in the field.

Consulting
Engage in a discussion with Smeal students and alumni about career opportunities and professional experiences in consulting. This panel discussion will feature several alumni, with audience participation from both students and other alumni experts in the field.

Corporate Accounting
Engage in a discussion with Smeal students and alumni about career opportunities and professional experiences in corporate accounting. This panel discussion will feature several alumni, with audience participation from both students and other alumni experts in the field.

Management Information Systems
Engage in a discussion with Smeal students and alumni about career opportunities and professional experiences in management information systems. This panel discussion will feature several alumni, with audience participation from both students and other alumni experts in the field.

Work/Life Balance
Engage in a discussion with Smeal students and alumni about managing the fine line between family, friends, and a career.

Meet With Your Protege or Student Group
If you are a part of Smea'ls formal Mentoring Program or Alumni Adviser Program, you can choose to spend time with your protege or student group. Please contact your protege and coordinate your meeting together. Feel free to use the public seating areas, located in the Atrium of the Business Building, for your individual or group meetings.


Smeal Alumni Society Open Board Meeting
3:30- 5:30 p.m.

Attend the Smeal Alumni Society Open Board Meeting to hear brief updates on the alumni society, task force work, and Smeal college updates from Dean Whiteman.


Reception hosted by Dean Whiteman
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Business Building Atrium

Join us for a pre-game reception in the Business Building to kick off  the Penn State vs Temple game weekend. Hors d'oeuvres and a beer and wine bar will be available. Dress is casual.