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Visits and Events

August 2014
DateEventLocation
8/25 Smeal MBA Meet & Greet San Francisco, CA
8/26 Forté Forum San Francisco, CA
8/27 Forté Forum Los Angeles, CA
8/28 Fulfillment Fund Information Session Los Angeles, CA
Weekends EMBA Program Visit Philadelphia, PA
September 2014
Date
Event
Location
9/3 Skype Chat with a Smeal Student Online
9/8 JD/MBA Info Session Register for this event
9/9
Forté Forum New York, NY
9/10 Skype Chat with a Smeal Student Online
9/11 QS Tour Chicago, IL
9/16 QS Tour Philadelphia, PA
9/16 Smeal MBA Meet & Greet Pittsburgh, PA
9/16 Dean's Alumni Reception Pittsburgh, PA
9/19 Twitter Chat Online
9/22 MBA Preview Day (Invite Only) University Park, PA
Weekends EMBA Program Visit Philadelphia, PA
October 2014
Date
Event
Location
10/1 Early Decision Deadline Application
10/1 Skype Chat with a Smeal Student Online
10/4 Reaching Out MBA Conference

San Francisco, CA

Schedule a one-on-one meeting

10/7 EMBA/MBA Prospect Meet and Greet Lunch Washington, DC
10/7 Dean's Alumni Reception Washington, DC
10/13 Smeal MBA Meet & Greet Miami, FL
10/14 QS Tour

Miami, FL

Schedule a one-on-one meeting

10/14 EMBA/MBA Prospect Meet and Greet Lunch Philadelphia, PA
10/14 Dean's Alumni Reception Philadelphia, PA
10/15 EMBA/MBA Prospect Meet and Greet Lunch New York, NY
10/15 Dean's Alumni Reception

New York, NY

Schedule a one-on-one meeting

10/15 Skype Chat with a Smeal Student Online
10/16 PA Conference for Women

Philadelphia, PA

Schedule a one-on-one meeting

10/20 Duke Graduate and Professional School Day

Durham, NC

Schedule a one-on-one meeting

10/21
Ag Career Day
University Park, PA
10/21 Penn State Graduate School Day University Park, PA
10/22 Skype Chat with a Smeal Student Online
10/24 Smeal MBA Meet & Greet Salt Lake City, UT
10/25 QS Tour

Salt Lake City, UT

Schedule a one-on-one meeting

10/26 China Info Sessions Beijing
10/26 China Info Sessions Shanghai
10/26 China Info Sessions Shenzhen
10/27 MBA Preview Day (Invite Only) University Park, PA
10/29 Skype Chat with a Smeal Student Online
Weekends EMBA Program Visit Philadelphia, PA
November 2014
DateEventLocation
11/2 MBA Diversity Dinner Register for this event
11/3 Smeal MBA Meet & Greet Philadelphia, PA
11/3 Inside the MBA

Philadelphia, PA

Schedule a one-on-one meeting

11/3 MBA Open House Register for this event
11/4 Education Fair, The Clubs at Quantico Quantico, VA
11/5 Inside the MBA

Washington, DC

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11/5 Skype Chat with a Smeal Student Online
11/6 Professional Women’s Network of Metro Washington, D.C. Alumni Panel Washington, DC
11/10 Liberal Arts and Schreyer Honors MBA Information Session University Park, PA
11/12 Skype Chat with a Smeal Student Online
11/12 Teach for America Information Session University Park, PA
11/18 Dean's Alumni Reception Boston, MA
Weekends EMBA Program Visit Philadelphia, PA
December 2014
DateEventLocation
12/1 Priority Deadline Application
12/3 Skype Chat with a Smeal Student Online
12/16 Dean's Alumni Reception
Chicago, IL
12/18 Twitter Chat Online
Weekends EMBA Program Visit Philadelphia, PA

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MBA Open House

Join us on campus to learn more about the Penn State Smeal MBA Program and to interact with program faculty, staff and students.  Open House events begin at 8:30 a.m. and normally run through approximately 3:00 p.m. Seating is limited. RSVP is required, and the event is free for all attendees.

MBA Diversity Dinner

Please join us on Sunday, November 2nd 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 Open House event on Monday 11/3. For more information on the Diversity Dinner (and specific lodging for this event) please e-mail Stacey Dorang Peeler at sld138@psu.edu. The event is free to candidates, but you must reserve your seat no later than 10/27.

MBA Preview Day (Invitation Only)

Select candidates will be invited to campus to observe a class, learn more about the Smeal experience, and meet one-on-one with a member of the admissions team. Attendees will also hear from student and career services staff, and explore the MBA curriculum. During these pre-scheduled group-visit dates, candidates 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 Associate Director Ann Mallison 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 8, at 6 p.m. in 236 Katz Building. Please RSVP by September 1. Register here.

Individual Visits

If you cannot make it to one of the scheduled MBA Open House 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 and EMBA Program in the Washington, DC area
Please join Penn State Smeal MBA Admissions Director, Stacey Dorang Peeler, and EMBA Managing Director, Kara Keenan, in Tysons Corner for a Meet and Greet Lunch on Tuesday 10/7 at Clyde's from 12-1:30pm. We look forward to the opportunity to meet you in person and help you learn more about the Penn State Smeal experience! If you plan to attend, please register for the event by 10/3.

Meet the Penn State Smeal MBA Program in Miami
Please join Penn State Smeal MBA Admissions Director, Stacey Dorang Peeler, in Miami for a casual Meet and Greet Dinner at Perricone's on Monday, 10/13 at 6:30pm. 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 10/8.

Meet the Penn State Smeal MBA Program and EMBA Program in Philadelphia
Please join Penn State Smeal EMBA Managing Director, Kara Keenan and Assistant Director of MBA Employer Relations and Recruiting, Brenda Fabian, in Philadelphia for a Meet and Greet Lunch on Tuesday 10/14 at Strangelove's Restaurant from 12-1:30pm. We look forward to the opportunity to meet you in person and help you learn more about the Penn State Smeal experience! If you plan to attend, please register for the event by 10/9.

Meet the Penn State Smeal MBA Program and EMBA Program in New York City
Please join Penn State Smeal MBA Associate Admissions Director, Ann Mallison, and EMBA Managing Director, Kara Keenan, in New York City for a Meet and Greet Lunch on Wednesday, October 15th at Cici Italian Restaurant from 12-1:30pm. We look forward to the opportunity to meet you in person and help you learn more about the Penn State Smeal experience! If you plan to attend, please register for the event by 10/8.

Meet the Penn State Smeal MBA Program in Salt Lake City
Please join Penn State Smeal MBA Admissions Director, Stacey Dorang Peeler, in Salt Lake City for a Meet and Greet Dinner on Friday 10/24 at The Garden Restaurant at 6pm. 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 10/20. Spouses and families are welcome. If you plan to attend, please register for the event by 10/20.

Meet the Penn State Smeal MBA Program in China
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Penn State Smeal MBA Program alumni who work for Intel, AMD, Sherwin-Williams, Dell, Siemens, Accenture, Good Year and other Fortune 500 companies. They will share thoughts on business school life and job hunting tips in the info session. We look forward to meeting you in Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen! To RSVP for one of the events please email Cynthia Yu @ yxy5015@gmail.com.

Meet the Penn State Smeal MBA Program in Philadelphia
Please join Penn State Smeal MBA Associate Admissions Director, Ann Mallison for a Meet and Greet Lunch on Monday, November 3rd at Maggiano's from 12-1:30pm. We look forward to the opportunity to meet you in person and help you learn more about the Penn State Smeal experience! If you plan to attend, please register for the event by 10/29

Webcast Archive

Webcasts are online audio and visual presentations that offer relevant information quickly. Learn more about b-school, how to apply, and about 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

Skype Chats
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 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 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.)

Twitter Chats
Join @SmealMBA for a live Twitter chat at 1pm - 2pm US ET  (10am-11am US PT) on Friday, September 19th and Thursday, December 18th.  Using the hashtag #askSmealMBA, we will discuss if an MBA is right for you, application tips and things you need to know about the Penn State Smeal MBA Program.  We will also answer any questions submitted using the #askSmealMBA hashtag.  We look forward to chatting with you then!

Visitation Weekend 2015, March 27-28

Admitted students are 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 last years Visitation Weekend.