Corporate Connections

Information on how the Penn State Smeal MBA Program connects students with an array of companies.

Connecting with Companies

Recruiters from a diverse array of companies, non-profits, and governmental agencies annually turn to the Penn State Smeal MBA Program for talent. Over the past five years, hundreds of organizations have hired Smeal MBAs for internships or full-time opportunities.

Our MBA Employer Relations team works to provide the infrastructure and opportunities for you to position yourself for the future.

  • Recruitment Management System: Access job openings, post your resume, email recruiters, schedule interviews, and find out when recruiters will be on campus for information sessions.
  • On-Campus Recruiting: We arrange for recruiters to come to campus to meet with you whether you are pre-selected as a candidate or wish to attend an open interview session.
  • On-Site Interviews: With service by three major airlines and located within four hours drive of major metropolitan hubs such as New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., we coordinate interviews at the recruiter’s site.
  • Phone and Video Conference Interviews: With in-house videoconferencing equipment and private interview rooms, we can help connect you to recruiters for phone, teleconference, or videoconference interviews.

“Our mission is to make it as easy as possible for leading companies to connect with Penn State Smeal MBAs. Because of the size of our program, we have the ability to work with individual companies in highly tailored ways, providing an environment where organizations are to get what they need and students are ideally positioned to stand out.”
- Paul Poissant, Director of Employer Relations, Penn State Smeal MBA

Companies Recruiting Smeal MBAs

The Penn State Smeal MBA Program partners with organizations in a variety of industries to create career opportunities for students. We are also constantly working to expand our corporate network. The companies below have hired Smeal MBAs for internships or permanent positions in recent years.

List of Recruiting Companies
A.T. Kearney, Inc. General Motors Company PPG Industries, Inc.
Accenture Inc. Geodis PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
AccuWeather, Inc. Georgia-Pacific, LLC Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd.
Agilent Technologies, Inc. GlaxoSmithKline LLC Quest Diagnostics Inc.
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Hanesbrands Inc. Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, Inc. Henry Schein Inc. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
American Express Hewlett-Packard Company Rolls-Royce North America Inc.
Amphenol Corporation Highmark Inc. Royal Bank of Canada
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV IDEXX Laboratories Samsung Electronics America
Apple Inc. Intel Corporation Schaeffler Group USA
Arkema Inc. International Paper Company Shell Oil Company
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP TE Connectivity Corporation
Atieva USA Inc., Inc. Tesla, Inc.
Bayer Corporation Johnson & Johnson The Advisory Board Company
BIC JPMorgan Chase & Co. The CareVoice
BMW (Germany) Kiewit Corporation The Dow Chemical Company
Capital One Financial Corporation Kimberly-Clark Corporation The Gap Inc.
Chevron Corporation KPMG LLP The Hershey Company
Citigroup, Inc. L'Oreal USA, Inc. The Procter & Gamble Company
Clark Associates Lubrizol Corporation The Shaner Hotel Group
Corning Inc. Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. The Walt Disney Company
Cummins Inc. Maaco Thruue, Inc.
CVS Health Corporation Mars, Inc. Tronox Limited
Dell Technologies, Inc. McKinsey & Company United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
Deloitte Consulting LLP Michelin North America, Inc. United Technologies Corporation
Driven Brands, Inc. Micron Technology, Inc UPMC
Eastman Chemical Company MilliporeSigna (Merck KGaA) Vanguard Group Inc.
Ecolab Inc. Moody's Corporation Verizon Wireless, Inc.
Eli Lilly and Company Nestle Purina Petcare Company Volvo Group North America, LLC
ExxonMobil Nestle USA, Inc. VWR International, LLC
EY, LLP NIKE Inc. Walmart Inc.
Facebook, Inc. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. Wells Fargo & Company
Flex LTD Pennsylvania Power & Light (PPL) Western Digital Corporation
Ford Motor Company Pfizer Inc. Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
General Electric  Company PolyOne Corporation ZS Associates, Inc.