Engage with 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.  

Impact Smeal

Dates: October 21 & 22 

Impact Smeal provides alumni with the opportunity to connect with the college through a number of activities such as interacting with current students, networking with other alumni, and hearing about college initiatives.

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. 

Volunteer to Assist Graduate Program Students

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. 

Network with Commonwealth Campus Students

Date: Spring 2022 dates to come

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 Virtual Mock Career Fair

Date: Spring 2022 dates to come

Help undergraduate students by providing them with feedback during the Virtual 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 Virtual Career Fairs this fall. Alumni will meet students in an online platform (Brazen) for a few minutes at a time, to allow for the practice conversations to take place. 

Business Career Center Student Workshops

Dates: Spring 2022 dates to come

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.