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Penn State Smeal MBA Career Opportunities

A driving reason for your commitment to an MBA program is to position yourself for the future.

The Penn State Smeal MBA program connects you with top companies. We equip you with the knowledge and skills to land and thrive in that perfect post-MBA job. We prepare you for success across the arc of your career.

Career Development

Our MBA Career Services team provides individualized guidance and a full portfolio of resources throughout the program to help you best position yourself to top recruiters. Even before you arrive on campus as a first-year MBA, we will begin guiding you through the development of your own Personal Career Strategy. This framework provides a powerful tool to map where you want to go in your career and how you are going to get there.

Recruiting Companies

Recruiters from a diverse array of organizations annually turn to the Penn State Smeal MBA program for talent. Over the past five years, hundreds of companies have hired Smeal MBAs for internships after the first year of the program and full-time opportunities after graduation.

In the News: "The Career Immersion week allows us to go deeper into the strategy of conducting searches for internships and careers, as well as focusing more on cover letters and digital networking." --Michael Brown, Director, MBA Career Services, Penn State Smeal MBA program

Employment Statistics

The Smeal MBA program offers a high return on your education investment. Forbes ranks Smeal among the top 10 programs in the nation for years-to-payback. The median base starting salary for graduates of the class of 2014 exceeded $100,000 with 89.7 percent of graduates holding one or more offers within three months of graduation.