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

The Smeal Alumni Society is to enhance the value and reputation of the college through a number of initiatives.

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. 

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. 

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 be contacted on a one-off basis for career tips and advice.

Be an Alumni Advisor to a Student Organization

The Student Organization Alumni Advisor Program provides Smeal student organizations with an opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with alumni who are experts in their field and can share "real-world" insights and experiences.

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.

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.

Attend or Host 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.

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.