Careers & Recruiting

Summary of career opportunities via the Penn State Smeal MBA Program.

The internationally ranked Penn State Smeal MBA Program connects you with top companies. We equip you with the knowledge and skills to land and thrive in that perfect post-MBA job and prepare you for success across the arc of your career.

Preparation and Development

Our MBA Career Services team provides individualized guidance and a full portfolio of resources throughout the program to help you best position yourself to top recruiters. Even before you arrive on campus as a first-year MBA, we begin guiding you through the development of your own Personal Career Strategy. This framework provides a powerful tool to map where you want to go in your career and how you are going to get there.

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. Each year, a diverse array of organizations turn to the Penn State Smeal MBA program for talent.

Hiring Results

Our employment reports illustrate a significant return on your educational investment. Forbes ranks Smeal among the top 5 programs in the nation for years-to-payback. The median base starting salary for graduates of the class of 2016 exceeded $100,000 with 88.9 percent of alumni holding one or more offers within three months of graduation.