Build the foundation for a successful future as a student in the Penn State Smeal College of Business. Join a learning community designed to prepare you for a business world that is complex, global, and diverse.
Sapphire Leadership Academic Program Application
Students who are interested in applying for the Sapphire Leadership Academic Program can do so online. Fall 2016 applications must be electronically submitted by Thursday, March 31.
Smeal students tailor their academic experiences in a variety of ways, including the opportunity to specialize in distinct areas of business via our portfolio of undergraduate majors. The expertise of our faculty, coupled with the guidance of an assigned academic adviser, further help you in reaching your personal and professional goals.
Highly ranked by employers, the Smeal undergraduate experience is enhanced by extensive corporate connections. Hundreds of companies turn to us for internship, co-op, and full-time talent. Additionally, our Career and Corporate Connections office provides ample professional development opportunities in order to prepare you to effectively connect with recruiters.
Smeal offers 35 student-run clubs and organizations, which allow you to strengthen your leadership abilities, network with business professionals, and expand your learning beyond the classroom.
With more than 74,000 alumni around the world, the Smeal alumni network is an invaluable resource for students. Through networking events, career fairs, and the mentoring program, our alumni are available to help you explore career options and connect you to industries, topics, and geographic regions of interest to you.