Visits and Events
||Service Academy Career Conference (SACC)||Washington, DC
||Road to Business School||Chicago, IL|
|8/10||Road to Business School||Los Angeles, CA|
|8/11||Road to Business School||San Francisco, CA|
|8/12||Road to Business School||Boston, MA|
|8/14||Road to Business School||New York, NY|
|8/15||Road to Business School||Washington, DC|
|8/18||Road to Business School||Online|
Join us on campus to learn more about the Penn State Smeal MBA program, the application process, student and career services and the MBA curriculum. While you're here you'll also get a tour of the Business Building, and the chance to sit in on a live class. During these pre-scheduled group-visit dates, you will have the opportunity to interact with the entire MBA community, including current students, faculty and staff. Watch the Video!
All MBA for a Day events begin at 8:30 a.m. and normally run through approximately 3:00-4:00 p.m.
After the formal MBA for a Day events conclude on 9/17 and 11/12, Kaplan Test Prep will host free GMAT workshops from 3:00-4:30pm for those who wish to learn more about the test and test-taking strategies. While not a required part of the day, we think the information will be useful to those still getting ready to take the exam. Please let us know if you plan to attend this portion of the event by sending a confirmation e-mail to email@example.com
Please join us on Sunday, February 10th at 6pm at the Nittany Lion Inn for a Diversity Dinner for prospective candidates hosted by MBA Admissions and the Minority MBA Association. The dinner will allow candidates to meet current students in the program, Admissions Director, Stacey Dorang Peeler, and Assistant Dean for Diversity Enhancement Programs at the Smeal College of Business, Jamie Campbell. We look forward to welcoming you to campus, and hope you will also register for the full MBA for a Day program on Monday 2/12. For more information on the Diversity Dinner (and for information on lodging for this event) please e-mail Stacey Dorang Peeler at firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is free to candidates, but you must no later than 2/6.
If you can't make it to one of the scheduled MBA for a Day events, we can arrange an individual visit to the campus. We strongly suggest scheduling your visit on a day that you can observe an MBA class session in action, and you have time for lunch or coffee with one of our current students. Contact our office at email@example.com or call us at 814-863-0474 to schedule your visit.
The same outstanding faculty who teach in the full-time MBA program at University Park also teach in the Executive MBA program at the ACE Conference Center near Philadelphia, PA. If you would like to experience what it's like to be a Smeal MBA, but can't travel to University Park easily, this is a great opportunity to get a feel for the culture and classroom experience, and meet the faculty who serve students in both programs. EMBA classes and open houses are held each Saturday (with some exceptions) from 9:45am-2pm. Those exploring a full-time MBA are encouraged to attend. For more information or to reserve a seat, please contact MBA Admissions Director, Stacey Dorang Peeler, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penn State Smeal MBA Coffee Connections
Connecting Penn State Smeal MBA Alumni with prospective MBA Candidates in a networking/recruiting coffee session.
Would you like to meet a local alumnus of the Penn State Smeal MBA program to have your questions answered and get a feel for the program? We are proud to announce the Penn State Smeal MBA Coffee Connections Program. To submit a request send an e-mail to email@example.com with "Coffee Connections" in the subject line. We will do our best to pair you with a local Alumnus of the program who has volunteered to meet and speak with you about our school. If there is not an alumni available in your city, we will connect you virtually to a current student or alumni. Enjoy!
Considering a JD and/or an MBA degree? Please join Penn State Smeal MBA Admissions Director, Stacey Dorang Peeler, and Penn State Law Senior Director of Admissions, Grant Keener, to learn more about the JD/MBA joint program through Penn State Law and the Smeal College of Business on Monday, October 29th at 6pm in 214 Business Building. Please RSVP by October 24th.
We invite you and your family to join Penn State Smeal MBA Senior Admissions Adviser, Ann Mallison, and alumnus, Ken Clark (Smeal MBA Class of 2007), for dinner at the Rodizio Grill, Brazilian Steakhouse on Tuesday 8/28 from 6pm-8pm. We look forward to the opportunity to meet you in person and help you learn more about the Penn State Smeal MBA experience! If you plan to attend, please register for the event at by 8/20.
Admissions Director and Alumni Meet and Greet
JW Marriott Hotel/La Terraza Café and Bar
Please join Penn State Smeal MBA Admissions Director, Stacey Dorang Peeler, and alumnus, Oscar Mejia (Smeal MBA Class of 2008),for a casual Meet and Greet at the JW Marriott Hotel/La Terraza Café and Bar on Tuesday 9/4 from 6pm-8pm. Light refreshments and cocktails will be served. We look forward to the opportunity to meet you in person and help you learn more about the Penn State Smeal MBA experience! If you plan to attend, please register for the event at by 8/31.
Meet Penn State Smeal MBA Alumni in China
Please join us for a special information session and reception for prospective MBA students, interested in the Penn State Smeal MBA Program. We will hold information sessions in Beijing on Oct 27, 2012, and in Shanghai on Oct 28, 2012.
Topic: PSU Smeal Business School Introduction and Application Tips
Shanghai Information Session:
Date/Time: Saturday, Oct 28th from 2PM to 4PM
Location: Junior Ballroom, 5th Floor, JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Tomorrow Square, 399 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai, 200003 PRC
Direction: Subway Line 1 and 2, People Square Stop, Exit 13
Beijing Information Session:
Date/Time: Saturday, Oct 27th from 2PM to 4PM
Location: Drawing Room II, Grand Hyatt Beijing, Beijing Oriental Plaza, 1 East Chang An Avenue, Beijing
Direction: Subway Line 1, Wang Fujing Stop, Exit A or Subway Line 5 Dongdan Stop, Exit A
Attire: Business Casual
RSVP: To Cynthia Yu via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct 23rd.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Penn State Smeal MBA Program alumni who work for Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Good Year, Coca-Cola, Dell, Dupont, Citigroup and other fortune 500 companies. They are going to share B-School life and job hunting tips with you in the info session. We look forward to meeting you.
Webcasts are live online audio and visual presentations that offer relevant information quickly while offering chat functionality. Ask your questions and receive instant responses from the presenters. Webcast recordings are available in our video library.
|General MBA Topics ||Smeal MBA Topics
|How To Choose an MBA||Interviewing Tips for MBA Applicants
||The Inside Story: Life in Happy Valley||The Smeal MBA Global Immersion Experience|
|Avoiding Common Admission Mistakes||How to Pay for Your MBA
||Principled Leadership - The Smeal Approach||Life After Smeal: Alumni Panel Event|
|Crafting Goal Statements and Essays||Pursuing an MBA in the U.S.||The Experts: Faculty Panel||Diversity Webcast|
|Resume's for MBA's||Reaching your Goals: Career Services||Women's Webcast - Is an MBA Right for Me?|
|Teamwork and the Smeal Experience|
Admissions questions? Connect with a current student or member of our admissions team via Skype. Someone will be available to answer any of your questions on most Wednesdays from 9:00am-11:00am EST and from 1:00pm-3:00pm EST. See the table above for the dates of these special live chat events. Find us @ pennstatesmealmba. (Can't make a scheduled Skype chat session? E-mail us at email@example.com or call us at 814-863-0474, and we'll be happy to help you.)
** Online chats have concluded for the season. Please check back in September for our new online chat opportunities.
GMAC Twitter Chat
Chat live with a panel of experts from the Penn State Smeal College of Business and the George Mason University School of Management! We will be talking about the new Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT exam. Plus, they will answer all your questions about MBA admissions, career paths, and more!
Need another reason to tune in?
Join us for a chance to win! We will select one participant in this chat to win a FREE GMAT Paper Test set.
Ann Mallison, Sr. Admissions Adviser, Smeal MBA, Penn State
Jackie Buchy, Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment, George Mason University
What Is a Twitter Chat?
A Twitter chat is an online conversation that takes place among a group of people on Twitter about a specific topic of interest. Twitter uses hashtags to track discussions. Our hashtag is #MBAchat. To join Twitter, sign up here.
How Do I Participate?
Follow our guest hosts: @SmealMBA and Need @GeorgeMasonU Twitter Feed
Use #MBAchat in all your tweets, and follow the #MBAchat hashtag
Can't join us live? Ask your questions on Twitter using the #MBAchat hashtag now, and read the transcript later.
During the Chat
Make sure you use the hashtag #MBAchat in all of your tweets. To follow the full chat, search for the #MBAchat in the search box.
The Penn State Smeal MBA Program invites you to join us for the second annual Big Ten MBA Recruiting Chat on February 26th.
This online event is a great opportunity to talk "virtually" with eight of the Big Ten's top-ranked MBA programs at once:
• Iowa (Tippie)
• Penn State (Smeal)
• Michigan State (Broad)
• Indiana (Kelley)
• Minnesota (Carlson)
Date: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 5:00 - 6:30pm EST (convert to your time zone)
Who: Admissions representatives, MBA career services experts, and current students from each school.
Past Chat Transcripts
Please find below chat transcripts from previous admissions cycles. For the 2011-2012 academic year we will replace the chat format as it exists now to allow more flexibility for prospective, admitted, and enrolled students to talk online with the admissions team and current students. Stay tuned to our events page for updated information and opportunities to connect with us!
|January 2011, Last Minute Application Questions||March 2011, Life as a Smeal MBA Student
|April 2011, Admitted Student Chat||May 2011, Incoming Student Q & A|
|November 2011, Big Ten Chat
Visitation Weekend 2013 - April 4-6
Admitted Students were invited to join us for a great way to get to know the program and the community. They met future classmates, got to know current students and alumni, tried their hand at analyzing a business case, got the inside tour of Smeal and Penn State, and saw what it's like to be a part of this special community.