Alumni Network

An overview of the Penn State Smeal MBA alumni network and the advantages of such a large, engaged, and loyal network.

Penn State has the largest Alumni Association in the country, with more than 640,000 Penn State graduates, roughly 75,000 Smeal alumni, and over 6,000 Smeal MBAs. The strength of the Penn State alumni network lies not just in the numbers but also in the high level of engagement and loyalty of its members. As a Smeal MBA student, you can leverage the power of the alumni network during your time in the program and throughout your professional career.

Alumni of the Penn State Smeal MBA program engage with current students in a myriad of ways, from acting as mentors to returning to campus to recruit students for internships and full-time opportunities.

Smeal MBA Prides

Created for and run by Smeal MBA alumni, Prides are a way for current students, prospective students, and alumni to connect around the world. Cities include Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Beijing, Shanghai, and Bangalore. Contact the Smeal MBA office to learn about Prides in your area.

Penn State Alumni Chapters

Alumni and friends have created hundreds of chapters in the United States and around the world as a way to network with other Penn Staters located in their area.

Smeal Alumni Groups

The Smeal College of Business features several alumni groups for Smeal graduates, including Smeal Business Clubs in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Additionally, Smeal alumni stay connected with students by becoming members of the MBA Alumni Advisory Board. Members of the board not only mentor and advise students on their career goals, but also work to maintain the quality of the program for future students.

Networking Resources

The Penn State Alumni Association provides numerous ways for graduates to stay connected: its online alumni directory, one of the largest university-related LinkedIn Groups in the world; frequent networking events around the country; and the LionLink professional networking program.