Career Support

Discover the One-Year MBA at Penn State Smeal, designed to meet the demand for data-driven decision-makers in today's dynamic business landscape. Gain the skills and knowledge to excel in analytics and attract top employers. Our Career Services team provides personalized guidance and resources to develop your Personal Career Strategy. Explore career assessments, virtual coaching, resume optimization, interview practice, and more. Connect with a diverse range of companies through our recruitment management system and on-campus opportunities. Embrace the opportunities offered by our program and pave the way for a successful career in analytics.

The One-Year MBA at the Penn State Smeal College of Business is designed to sharpen your business acumen and prepare you for career advancement. Graduates will emerge with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in today's dynamic business landscape and attract top employers.

Preparation and Development

At Smeal, we understand the importance of positioning yourself for success. Our dedicated Career Services team provides personalized guidance and a wide range of resources to help you develop your own Personal Career Strategy. This framework helps you map out your career goals and create a plan to achieve them.

Career Resources

Throughout your MBA experience, our Career Services team will support you with various resources to enhance your job prospects:

  • Career Inventories: Assess your skills, interests, personality type, and work values to align with future business opportunities.
  • Virtual Coaching: Tap into the expertise of Smeal alumni and partners through platforms like Zoom and WebEx.
  • Resume Evaluation: Receive feedback from coaches to optimize your resume and effectively showcase your talents to employers before starting your program.
  • Interview Practice: Hone your interview skills by practicing responses to commonly asked questions in a virtual setting.

Connecting with Companies

Our team is structured to forge and maintain close relationships with recruiters, and we are committed to building the foundation for your career success. By facilitating on-campus interviews, networking opportunities, and more, we ensure that the recruitment process is user-friendly and efficient for both students and our network of recruiters. 

Corporate Connections

The Penn State Smeal College of Business is a magnet for recruiters from diverse companies, non-profits, and governmental agencies. Our Employer Relations team provides the infrastructure and opportunities for you to connect with these organizations and position yourself for future success.

  • Recruitment Management System: Access job openings, post your resume, schedule interviews, and stay updated on recruiter visits through our online platform.
  • On-Campus Recruiting: Meet with recruiters who visit our campus, whether you are pre-selected or attending an open interview session.
  • On-Site and Remote Interviews: We coordinate interviews at the recruiter's site or provide facilities for phone, teleconference, and videoconference interviews.

Additionally, as a Smeal student, you can participate in our career fairs, where a wide range of organizations seek to hire students for various functions, including analytics, management, and supply chain.

Embrace the opportunities offered by the One-Year MBA at Penn State Smeal and pave the way for a successful career.