Ways to Get Involved

Ways for Smeal alumni to get involved with the college
The Smeal College of Business offers a number of ways for alumni to give of their time, talent, and treasure.

Smeal Alumni Society and Alumni Society Board

Learn more about the Smeal Alumni Society's mission, initiatives, and Board. 

Mentoring Program

Through the Mentoring Program, 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

Impact Smeal Day provides alumni with the opportunity to return to campus and reconnect with the college through a number of activities such as interacting with current students, networking with other alumni, and hearing college updates. The event takes place once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester. Save the Date for the next Impact Smeal Day: Friday, April 3, 2020. 

Attend an Event

The college hosts a variety of alumni events, both on campus and around the country, to provide our alumni and friends of the college with the opportunity to meet the Dean and hear more about progress at Smeal.

Share Career Advice & Insights with Current Smeal Students

Alumni can volunteer their expertise and provide advice at various events co-sponsored by Smeal's Business Career Office and Alumni Relations Office. They can also offer to host job shadow opportunities or be contacted on a one-off basis for career tips and advice. 

Join a Smeal Alumni Club

Smeal Alumni Clubs allow graduates to work together in a variety of ways. Smeal currently has clubs in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, NYC, and Washington, D.C.

Opportunities & Resources for Recent Graduates

More than 20,000 Smeal alumni have graduated in the last ten years. Learn about ways that Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) can stay in touch, volunteer with the college, network with other alumni, take advantage of Alumni Career Services, and make a difference philanthropically.  

Speak to a Student Organization

Smeal student organizations often seek guest speakers, panelists, or alumni attendees for their meetings or events. Alumni can interact with student organizations in person, or via phone or video. 

Hire Students & Alumni

The college offers a variety of ways for companies to tap into the resources of the Smeal community.

Support Smeal Financially

Philanthropic support makes an enormous difference at Smeal, whether it is an immediate gift for current use or the creation of an endowment that will last into perpetuity or the possibility of planning for a future gift through your estate.

Join the Penn State Alumni Association or Renew Your Membership