Student Experience

The student experience in expanding supply chain knowledge, pursing academic excellence, and leading in supply chain and information systems at Penn State Smeal College of Business.

Both inside and outside the classroom, our students, under the guidance of our dedicated faculty, embody leadership qualities and academic excellence while actively contributing to the growth of our community. Discover more about the vibrant SCIS community here at Penn State.


Expanding Supply Chain Knowledge

The Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR) offers a strategic opportunity to prepare supply chain students for professional settings through structured student research projects.

Students who participate in research engagement projects have the chance to work directly with the center’s corporate sponsors to tackle real-world challenges and conduct relevant research. Learn more about student research engagement at Smeal.

Pursuing Academic Excellence

Many of our supply chain students are also part of the Schreyer Honors College (SHC). SHC promotes achieving academic excellence with integrity, building a global perspective, and creating opportunities for leadership and civic engagement.

Designed for high-achieving students who have been accepted to the Smeal College of Business, the Sapphire Leadership Academic Program aims to empower student leaders of integrity to make an impact on business and society.

International Immersion - Study for six weeks in stunning Florence, Italy with your choice of one Smeal Business course and one course offered by our local partner, ISI Florence. All courses are taught in English and no previous study of Italian language is required. Students will study alongside other ISI Florence students attending the General Studies Summer Session. Through orientation, extra curricular activities, and site visits, students will learn about the local culture and customs. 

Scholarship Opportunities

There are several ways for students to apply for scholarships and national fellowships. To learn more, please visit scholarship opportunities.