Corporate Partner Program

Corporate Partner Program Benefits

Increased corporate visibility at the Smeal College greatly expands available human resource potential. As such, the Smeal College of Business offers a variety of ways for companies to tap into the resources of Smeal and Penn State more broadly.

Our dedicated Corporate Partners provide annual support to Smeal through targeted giving.  Corporate membership is $10,000 renewed on an annual basis. 

Outside of the philanthropic nature of the Corporate Partner Program, participation gives organizations the opportunity to connect with students in a number of ways from recruiting events and student organization activities, to in-class lectures, facilitation of case studies, advisory boards and University-wide events.

If you have questions or are interested in participating in this program, contact Thompson Harner, Assistant Director of Corporate Relations.

Corporate Partner Program Benefits

Presence During High Profile Recruiting Events

These events are sponsored by Smeal Business Career Center and include:

  • Fall Corporate Partner Career Fair
  • Spring Advisory Board Meeting
  • Mock Career Fair & Save My Resume
  • Premier placement at the Bryce Jordan Center Career Fair (upon registration completion)
  • Early access to MegaFair registration

Other Opportunities for Corporate Partners

  • First right of refusal for interview space within the Smeal Business Career Center and preferential treatment for interview space reservations within the Bank of America Building
  • Recruiter in Residence
  • Table in the Atrium (presence in Atrium of Business Building)
  • Parking validation in the East Parking deck (limited number per visit)
  • First right of refusal for Business Career Center workshops and events

Brand Recognition

Event Planning Assistance

  • Enhanced event planning assistance for company recruiting events, room scheduling and catering
  • Assistance completing university and risk management forms
  • All marketing efforts listed above
  • Technology fees and minor furniture fees associated with Corporate Partner events for Business Building usage will be absorbed by the Business Career Center

Classroom Opportunities

  • First right of refusal for participation in the Career Planning & Strategies course (BA 297)
  • First right of refusal for requests from professors for guest speakers