Make a Connection

Expand your professional network through Penn State and Smeal alumni connections. Network with fellow alumni, attend regional events, and connect with recruiters and employers.

Smeal LinkedIn Groups

Smeal Alumni: We take great pride in the collective success of our more than 85,000 Penn State Smeal College of Business alumni around the world. Our LinkedIn group provides a platform where alumni can network virtually with other graduates from Smeal and beyond. We know your affiliation with Smeal and connections to one another will continue to reveal new opportunities for professional growth and career success. Join our group!

Alumni-to-Alumni Career Support: We've established a group to leverage the power of our diverse network, mobilize career advancement, and support experienced alums, including at the executive level. Ask career questions to get inspiration and tips from fellow alumni professionals. It's one way we put into practice our aspiration to "pay it forward" as members of the Smeal and Penn State community. Join our group!

Smeal Alumni Clubs

The Smeal College of Business is home to several alumni clubs. Smeal alumni clubs facilitate a variety of business and educational events throughout the year, an opportunity to stay connected with former classmates, and an inside look at the Smeal College of Business as it aims to advance as one of the top public business schools in the nation. Smeal currently has clubs in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, NYC, Washington, D.C., and State College. Join a club near you!

Penn State Alumni Association

Membership in the Penn State Alumni Association is all about pride—pride in Penn State and pride in being affiliated with the best alumni association in the country. And whether or not you graduated from Penn State, you're eligible for membership in the Penn State Alumni Association. Join the association or renew your membership!

Penn State LionLink

LionLink is a networking platform that connects Penn State alumni in the workforce with students and other alumni looking for help in their careers. One-to-one interactions provide individuals with resources and relationships that can help with an active job search or career advice. Create a profile and connect with a Penn Stater!

 

Our Team

Keleigh Asbury, Director

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Keleigh guides the vision and strategy of the college’s alumni career programs with a balanced approach through 21st-century business and traditional higher education practices. Her experience in multiple industry sectors in the U.S. and Canada has brought a dynamic approach to her work in sales & marketing, career coaching, corporate recruiting, and business development. Keleigh received a B.S. in Health & Human Development, a professional certificate in Leading in Complex Organizations, and is currently a graduate student in the Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIENT) program, all at Penn State; she also holds an MBA in Marketing from Argosy University, Denver. She loves outdoor sports and activities and supporting the local food movement in her community.

Keleigh on LinkedIn

Jennifer Nicholas, Assistant Director

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Jennifer manages the alumni career coaching program to deliver 1:1 customized coaching support bolstered by employer engagement.  She draws from her background in training, facilitation, and coaching to help people strategize the next steps and tailor career stories to their aspirations.  Her qualitative research on employability has been published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior and the Journal of Education for Business.  Jennifer has a B.A. in Human Development and Social Relations from Earlham College, an M.A. in Adult Education and Training from Seattle University, and a Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development from Penn State.  She is also a certified Global Career Development Facilitator and trained in mediation by the Center for Alternatives in Community Justice.  Outside of work, she is dedicated to raising teen and tween boys.

Jennifer on LinkedIn

Cindi Satterfield, Senior Programs Manager

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Cindi develops and manages virtual programs and social media campaigns for the department and its constituents. In this capacity, she partners with alumni and faculty as webinar presenters stay current on business trends through research and connects with alumni by sharing their career stories throughout the Smeal network. Cindi manages the department’s internship program as well as the college’s chapter of the Beta Gamma international business society. Her professional experience includes being a part of a seven-person entrepreneurial team that expanded its startup internationally and successfully took the company public. Cindi attended West Chester University and received an associate degree from Keystone School of Business. She received a social media marketing certificate through the company Hootsuite.

Cindi on LinkedIn

Doreen Glenning, Career Coach

Portrait of Doreen Glenning.

Doreen is a high-impact business generalist with over 25 years’ experience in leading teams through operational challenges. She was trained in Corning Inc., a Fortune 500 company where she gained experience in business development, customer relationship management, career counseling and recruiting. Doreen earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY and started her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Corporate Taxation.  Here at Smeal as a career coach, Doreen is leveraging her business experience to create strategic job search plans for alumni, including resume development, interview preparation, and skills assessment. In her spare time, Doreen enjoys traveling and walking her golden retriever, Roxy.

Doreen on LinkedIn

Contact Us

Email: alumnicareerservices@smeal.psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-5947