Engage with Smeal Students

Give career advice to Smeal students

Host a Job Shadow Opportunity for a Smeal Student

The Smeal Job Shadow Program is a joint effort between Smeal Alumni Relations and the Smeal Business Career Center. This shadow experience allows Smeal undergraduate students to "shadow", or observe, a professional to get a behind-the-scenes look at a specific job or company. The program is designed to provide the students with career exploration and professional development opportunities, which may lead to improved skills in networking, communication, and business etiquette.


Be a Snack & Learn Panelist

Share your career experiences and professional development advice with students in the Business Building.  Sessions will be a panel-style discussion with prepared questions, as well as questions from the students in attendance.

April 1 (4:40 - 5:30 p.m.) - Expectations in the Workplace: Participate on a panel and give advice to students on how to successfully transition to a professional internship, co-op, or full-time position.

Once you sign up, a Smeal representative will be in touch to confirm your details space on each panel is limited). 

Assist Students In-Person and Online During Career Preparation Events

Help students by providing them with feedback during various events in the Business Building and online. Students value the opportunity to learn from alumni so that they can improve their career fair and interview prep skills, industry knowledge, and become more comfortable networking.

January 29 (Noon - 3:00 p.m.) - Mock Career Fair: give feedback on students' pitch, attire, etc. during this practice career fair.

January 29 (Noon - 3:00 p.m.) -  Save My Resume: give students feedback on their resume in advance of the career fairs.

Once you sign up, a Smeal representative will be in touch to confirm your details. 

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.