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Corporate Associate Program Benefits

Presence During High Profile Recruiting Events

These events are sponsored by Smeal Career & Corporate Connections and include:

  • Fall/Spring Corporate Associate Career Fair
  • Invitation to Student Organization gathering around the Corporate Associate Career Fair
  • Yearly Advisory Board Meeting
  • Spend a Summer Day (campus open house for prospective first-year students to learn about Penn State)
  • Premier placement at the Bryce Jordan Center Career Fair - Registration for the career fair is open now

Other Opportunities for Corporate Associates

  • First right of refusal for interview space within the Smeal Career & Corporate Connections Office
  • Recruiter in Residence (company recruiters review resumes and conduct mock interviews with students)
  • Company of the Month (presence in Atrium of Business Building)
  • Invitation to speak at events requested by student organizations or other college groups as needed

Brand Recognition

  • Logo listed on Corporate Associate page
  • Events listed on Career Calendar page and Main Career page
  • Flat screen TVs in the Business Building Atrium
  • Logos listed on stock ticker outside of Trading Room
  • Continuous presence on flat screen TV in Career & Corporate Connections Office
  • Communication to all Student Organizations, including emails to Department contacts
  • Plaque on wall outside of Career & Corporate Connections Office

Strategy Consultation

  • All Corporate Associate members have an opportunity to meet with designated college representatives for recruiting strategy and planning. These meetings can include: Smeal Career & Corporate Connections Staff, Student Organization Manager, Director of Diversity, Corporate Development Staff Person, and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs.

Event Planning Assistance

  • For company recruiting events, assistance with room scheduling and catering
  • Assistance completing university and risk management form. For assistance please contact .
  • All marketing efforts listed above
  • Technology fees and minor furniture fees associated with Corporate Associate Events for Business Building usage will be absorbed by the Career & Corporate Connections Office

Classroom Opportunities

  • First right of refusal for participation in the Career Planning & Strategies Course
  • First right of refusal for requests from professors for guest speakers will be sent to Corporate Associates

Other Benefits

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