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Impact Smeal Day - Friday, November 4, 2016

Impact Smeal Day will provide alumni with the opportunity to return to campus and reconnect with the college through a number of activities such as interacting with current students, networking with other alumni, and hearing college updates. 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 
8:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Visit the Registration & Information table in the Business Building Atrium to receive your name tag and schedule for the day. The day is designed so that you can come and go according to your schedule.

 

Session 1
8:30 - 9:20 a.m. (light breakfast items will be available)

Presentation by Paul Clifford, CEO of the Penn State Alumni Association
Tom Buday is a 1980 graduate of the marketing program. He will be on campus from Switzerland, and will spend the day engaging with the Smeal community in a number of different opportunities. During this session, Tom will talk discuss Nestle's marketing and communication strategies. 

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 2
9:30 - 10:20 a.m. (light breakfast items will be available)

Presentation by R.B. Harrison, Chief Omnichannel Officer with Macy's
Tom Buday is a 1980 graduate of the marketing program. He will be on campus from Switzerland, and will spend the day engaging with the Smeal community in a number of different opportunities. During this session, Tom will talk discuss Nestle's marketing and communication strategies. 

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 3
10:30 - 11:10 a.m. 

Student Organization Presentations
Tom Buday is a 1980 graduate of the marketing program. He will be on campus from Switzerland, and will spend the day engaging with the Smeal community in a number of different opportunities. During this session, Tom will talk discuss Nestle's marketing and communication strategies. 

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
11:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.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.

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, Pittsburgh, and New York City, 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 initiatives including alumni-to-alumni coaching, opportunities to engage young alumni, and discovering additional ways to connect alumni back to the college.

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.

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)
9:45 - 11:00 a.m.

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.

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.

Sales: Why It's the Key to All Careers
Engage in a discussion with Smeal students and alumni about career opportunities and professional experiences in sales, and specifically how the skills associated with sales can apply to other careers. This panel discussion will feature several alumni, with audience participation from both students and other alumni experts in the field.

Donuts & Dilemmas Session with Ricoh USA
Discuss ethical dilemmas in the workplace with students and other alumni. This session will be led by Michael Teece of Ricoh USA.

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.

Impact Smeal Day Attendee Luncheon
12:30 - 1:45 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 4 (Choose one)
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Supply Chain and Management Information Systems
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.

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.

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.

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

College to Career Transition
Engage in a discussion with Smeal students and alumni about topics related to the transition from Penn State into the working world. This panel discussion will feature several alumni, with audience participation from both students and other alumni experts.

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.


State of the College by Dean Whiteman and Smeal Alumni Society Open Board Meeting
3:30- 5:00 p.m.

Attend the Smeal Alumni Society Open Board Meeting to hear Smeal college updates from Dean Whiteman, as well as brief updates on the alumni society and Task Force work. 


Reception hosted by Dean Whiteman
5:15 - 7:30 p.m.
Business Building Atrium

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