Ways to Get Involved
The Smeal College of Business offers a number of ways for alumni to give of their time, talent, and treasure.
The Smeal Alumni Society seeks to enhance the value and reputation of the college through a number of initiatives.
Through the Mentoring Program, student protégés gain insights into career paths while mentors experience the satisfaction of guiding the next generation of Penn Staters. This program requires the time commitment of one academic year.
Alumni can volunteer their expertise and provide advice at various events co-sponsored by Smeal's Career & Corporate Connections Office and Alumni Relations Office. They can also offer to be contacted on a one-off basis for career tips and advice.
The Student Organization Alumni Adviser Program provides Smeal student organizations with an opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with alumni who are experts in their field and can share "real-world" insights and experiences.
Regional chapters allow graduates to work together in a variety of ways. Smeal currently has clubs in Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, NYC, and Washington, D.C.
Alumni Career Coaches may assist fellow alumni who are going through a career transition by helping them learn more about a specific industry or job, as well as assisting with parts of the job search preparation process.
Smeal student organizations often seek guest speakers, panelists, or alumni attendees for their meetings or events. Alumni can interact with student organizations in person, or via phone or video.
The college hosts a variety of alumni events, both on campus and around the country, to provide our alumni and friends of the college with the opportunity to meet the dean and hear more about progress at Smeal.
The college offers a variety of ways for companies to tap into the resources of the Smeal community.
Philanthropic support makes an enormous difference at Smeal, whether it is an immediate gift for current use or the creation of an endowment that will last into perpetuity or the possibility of planning for a future gift through your estate.