Alumni and Corporate Recruiters

From leading by example to hosting a special event, there are a number of ways for alumni and corporate recruiters to promote integrity and ethical behavior.

As an important part of the Smeal community, alumni and corporate recruiters play a vital role in building a culture of honor and integrity at Smeal.

There are several ways to get involved with the Smeal community to promote integrity and ethical behavior.

Ask Students about Integrity

From the college’s mentoring program to the recruiting process, we encourage you to engage in conversation with our students about ethics in the workplace. During information sessions and interview sessions especially, discuss your organization’s culture. Share your company’s values and code of conduct, preview orientation and training programs, highlight the performance management system, and discuss your organization’s everyday norms and rituals. If you have a story or two to share about your organization, pass it along. Most importantly, ask our students to explain a time when they experienced an ethical dilemma. How did they handle it? What would they do differently in the future?

Alumni: Learn more about Smeal’s Alumni mentoring program here.

Speak with Your Company About Becoming a Smeal Corporate Partner

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

Honor and integrity at Smeal are driven by the Tarriff Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility and by becoming a Tarriff Center Champion through the Smeal Corporate Partner Program you can great enhance our ability to build and drive a culture of honor and integrity.

To learn more about the program and the benefits it can bring to your company click here.

Share Your Experiences

From orientation and training programs to company rituals, alumni and corporate recruiters are encouraged to share best practices with the college. Business professionals are encouraged to share their workplace dilemmas with the Smeal community. We want to provide our students with countless examples that highlight the importance of integrity in the classroom and the workplace.

Host a Donuts and Dilemmas Discussion

Sponsored by company representatives, Donuts and Dilemmas (or Pizza and Problems) provide students with an informal venue to discuss ethical dilemmas in the professional workplace. Company representatives meet with students to share personal ethical dilemmas and discuss ethical challenges in the industry.

Volunteer to Serve as a Guest Speaker

From classroom discussions and conversations with student organizations to special events, alumni and corporate recruiters are encouraged to serve as guest speakers on topics related to business ethics.

Give an Online Gift

The college seeks to embark on a number of new initiatives to promote integrity and ethical behavior across the Smeal community, and especially to prepare our students for ethical success as tomorrow’s principled business leaders.

You may also make an online gift to support Integrity at Smeal -- Please type "SCBHN" and "Smeal Honor and Integrity" in the box that says 'other'.

Contact Us

Smeal’s culture of honor and integrity please contact the Honor and Integrity team.