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Visits and Events

Overview of visits and events for prospective students interested in the Penn State Smeal MBA Program.
January 2014
DateEventLocation
1/8 Beat the GMAT Live Chat Online
1/13 MBA for a Day Register for this event
1/15 Online Chat Online
1/22 Online Chat Online
1/29 Online Chat Online
1/29 MBA Tour Washington, DC

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February 2014
DateEventLocation
2/5 Online Chat Online
2/12 Online Chat Online
2/17 MBA for a Day Register for this event
2/19 Online Chat Online
2/26 Online Chat Online

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March 2014
DateEventLocation
3/19 Online Chat Online
3/26 Online Chat Online

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April 2014
DateEventLocation
4/3-4/5 Visitation Weekend University Park, PA

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MBA for a Day

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 here you'll also tour the Business Building and sit in on a 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.

All MBA for a Day events begin at 8:30 a.m. and normally run through approximately 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

After the formal MBA for a Day events conclude on September 9 and December 9, Kaplan Test Prep will host free GMAT workshops from 3:00 to 4:30pm for those who wish to learn more about the test and test-taking strategies. On September 4, The Princeton Review will host a similar session at the same time. While not a required part of the day, the information will be useful to those still preparing to take the exam. Email amallison@psu.edu if you plan to attend this portion of the event.

For the MBA for a Day event on November 11, active military personnel and veterans are invited to join us. In addition to the normal MBA for a Day events you will also have some military specific opportunities. The Penn State Office of Veterans Programs will host an information session and you will meet members of our Smeal MBA Military and Veteran’s Association. During this pre-scheduled group-visit date, you will have the opportunity to interact with the entire MBA community including current students, faculty, and staff.

JD/MBA Information Session

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, September 23, at 6 p.m. in 112 Katz Building. Please RSVP by September 16. Register for this event.

Individual Visits

If you cannot 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 and you have time for lunch or coffee with one of our current students. Contact our office at visitsmealmba@psu.edu or call us at 814-863-0474 to schedule your visit.

Experience the Penn State Smeal MBA in Philadelphia

The same outstanding faculty who teach in the residential MBA Program at University Park also teach in the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program in Philadelphia. 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 most Saturdays (with some exceptions) from 9:45 a.m. to 2 pm. Those exploring a full-time MBA are encouraged to attend. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact MBA Admissions Director Stacey Dorang Peeler at speeler@psu.edu.

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 email to amallison@psu.edu 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 prospective students. If there is not an alumnus available in your city, we will connect you virtually to a current student or graduate.

MBA Admissions Meet and Greets

Meet the Penn State Smeal MBA Program in San Francisco

Join Penn State Smeal MBA Admissions Director Stacey Dorang Peeler in San Francisco for a casual Meet and Greet at the Hotel Whitcomb Lounge, The Tavern, on Tuesday August 27 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. 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 by August 23.

Networking Lunch for Penn State Smeal MBA & Executive MBA Program Prospective Students

Ritz-Carlton Hotel
10 Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 17, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Please join Stacey Dorang Peeler, MBA Admissions Director, and Kurt Podlogar, Acting Managing Director of the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program for a casual lunch to learn more about the Penn State Smeal MBA and EMBA Programs. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the programs and network with like-minded professionals also considering MBA programs. To register, please email Stacey Peeler at speeler@psu.edu.

Networking Lunch for Penn State Smeal MBA & Executive MBA Program Prospective Students

Six Penn Kitchen
146 Sixth Street
Pittsburgh, PA
September, 25 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Please join Ann Mallison, Senior Admissions Adviser and 2001 Smeal MBA alumna, for a casual lunch to learn more about the Penn State Smeal MBA Program and EMBA program. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the program and network with like-minded professionals also considering MBA programs. To register, please email Stacey Peeler at speeler@psu.edu.

Miami, FL Meet and Greet Lunch
Perricone’s
15 SE 10th Street
Miami, FL 33131
October 15, 2013 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Please join Penn State Smeal MBA Senior Admissions Adviser, Ann Mallison, in Miami for a casual Meet and Greet at Perricone's on Tuesday, Otober 15, from 12 to 1:30pm. Lunch 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 by October 8. Register for this event.

Washington, D.C. Meet and Greet Lunch
The Daily Grill
1310 Wisconsin Ave.
Georgetown, DC 20007
October 22, 2013 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Please join Penn State Smeal MBA Admissions Director Stacey Dorang Peeler in Washington, D.C. for a Meet and Greet Lunch on Tuesday, October 22, at The Daily Grill from 1 to 2:30 p.m. 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 by October 15. Register for this event.

NYC Meet and Greet Lunch
Triomphe Restaurant
49 W 44th St.
New York, NY
October 23, 2013 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Please join Penn State Smeal MBA Admissions Director Stacey Dorang Peeler, in New York City for a Meet and Greet Lunch on Wednesday, October 23, at Triomphe from 1 to 2:30 p.m. 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 by October 16. Register for this event

Beijing Info Session

Grand Hyatt Beijing
1 E Chang'an Ave, Dongcheng
Beijing, China, 100738
October 26, 2013, 2:00pm

Please join Penn State Smeal MBA Alumni in Beijing for an Information Session on Saturday, October 26 at The Grand Hyatt Beijing at 1:00 p.m. 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 by emailing Cynthia Yu at yxy5015@gmail.com by 10/21.

Shanghai Info Session

Pennsylvania Center Conference Room
Suite A401-A420
Tomorrow Square
399 West Nanjing Road
Shanghai 200003, China
October 26, 2013 2:00pm

Please join Penn State Smeal MBA Alumni in Shanghai for an Information Session on Saturday, October 26, at the Tomorrow Square Building at 2:00 p.m. 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 by emailing Cynthia Yu at yxy5015@gmail.com by 10/21.

Shenzhen Info Session

Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen
138 Fuhua Third Road, Futian District
Shenzhen 518048, China
October 26, 2013 2:00pm

Please join Penn State Smeal MBA Alumni in Shenzhen for an Information Session on Saturday, October 26 at The Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen at 2:00 p.m. 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 by emailing Cynthia Yu at yxy5015@gmail.com by 10/21.

Salt Lake City Meet and Greet Dinner
The Garden Restaurant
15 East South Temple, 10th floor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
October 29, 2013 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Please join Penn State Smeal MBA Admissions Director Stacey Dorang Peeler in Salt Lake City for a Meet and Greet Dinner on Tuesday, October 29, at The Garden Restaurant at 6 p.m. 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 by October 22. Spouses and families are welcome. Register for this event

MBA Information Session for Non-Business Majors

“MBA Information Session for Non-Business Majors” on Wednesday, November 6, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Schreyer Honors College Room C-9. Email speeler@psu.edu for more information or to register.

Webcast Archive

Webcasts are online audio and visual presentations that offer relevant information quickly. Learn more about b-school, how to apply, and the Penn State Smeal MBA Program. Webcast recordings are available in our video library for you to view any time at your convenience.

Chat with Us

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 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST and from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. 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? Email us at smealmba@psu.edu or call us at 814-863-0474, and we'll be happy to help you.)

Visitation Weekend 2014, April 3-5

Admitted students were invited to join us for a great way to get to know the program and the community. Meet future classmates, get to know current students and alumni, try their hand at analyzing a business case, get the inside tour of Smeal and Penn State, and see what it's like to be a part of this special community.

See what it was like to attend this years Visitation Weekend.