Impact Smeal Students

Alumni can share career advice and insights by volunteering their time at various professional development events for students.

Alumni can share their experiences, advice, and insights by volunteering their time during professional development events and initiatives for students.    

Smeal College of Business Mentoring Program

Through the Mentoring Program, undergraduate student protégés gain insights into career paths while mentors experience the satisfaction of guiding the next generation of Penn Staters. This program requires the time commitment of one academic year. 

Impact Smeal Day

Dates: September 30, 2022

Impact Smeal Day provides alumni with the opportunity to come to campus and connect with the college through a number of activities such as interacting with current students, networking with other alumni, and hearing about college initiatives. Most activities will be taking place in-person in the Business Building. 

Flash Mentoring

Dates: Fall 2022 dates TBD.

Alumni can volunteer for this brand-new initiative to assist second-year Smeal students during a one-time mentoring exchange. Many of these students are in need of extra guidance around important topics like fine-tuning their resume, student organization involvement, key resources and sites to pay attention to, and advice for planning for their summer & fall experiences.

Network with Commonwealth Campus Students

Date: Fall 2022 dates TBD

Assist first-year Commonwealth Campus students who are tracking for Smeal by facilitating a "Virtual Networking" session on Zoom. Meetings will be arranged at the convenience of the participants. 

Help Students Prepare During the Mock Career Fair

Date: Fall 2022 dates TBD

Help undergraduate students by providing them with feedback during the Mock Career Fair. Students value the opportunity to learn from alumni so that they can become more comfortable when preparing to talk to recruiters during the Career Fairs this spring. Alumni will meet students in the Business Building on campus. 

Help Students Prepare During the "Save My Resume"

Date: Fall 2022 dates TBD.

Help undergraduate students by providing them with feedback on their resume, in an effort to prepare for the spring Career Fairs. Alumni will meet students in the Business Building on campus.

 

Virtual Group Networking with Smeal Students

Dates: Fall 2022 dates TBD.

Engage with Smeal students who are enrolled in BA 297 (Career Planning & Strategies) to help them fine-tune their group networking skills in an online forum. You will be placed into a Zoom breakout room with other participants and will discuss topics like your background, your career path, and interests of the students who are in the breakout. The purpose is to help the students practice this skill in a no-pressure environment.

Volunteer to Assist Graduate Program Students

Fall 2022 opportunities will be available soon.

Alumni can help Smeal Graduate students succeed through a number of volunteer activities including sharing experiences with prospective and admitted students, speaking to student organizations, mentoring, and recruiting. 

Business Career Center Student Workshops

Dates: Fall 2022 dates TBD.

Share your career experiences and professional development advice with students during a virtual panel session. Sessions will feature prepared questions, as well as questions from the students in attendance. Approximately 4 alumni will be featured on each panel. 

Speak to an Undergraduate Student Organization

Smeal undergraduate student organizations often seek guest speakers, panelists, or alumni attendees for their meetings or events. 

Hire Smeal Students

Connect with the Smeal Business Career Center to learn more about how to hire Smeal students for internships and full-time positions. 

Ongoing Opportunities

Smeal students are often looking for quick advice from someone who works in a specific industry, company, or who lives in a specific part of the country or world.

If you are interested in offering your insights and experiences to a student on a one-off basis, please contact the Smeal Alumni Relations Office.