Smeal MBA Military and Veterans' Association

The Smeal Military Veterans Association provides MBA Admissions, the MBA Student Body, and veterans at the Smeal College of Business with support for recruiting, professional development, and leadership service throughout the academic year in order to create and sustain a mutually beneficial relationship between the College and its veterans.

The Smeal Military Veterans Association provides MBA Admissions, the MBA Student Body, and veterans at the Smeal College of Business with support for recruiting, professional development, and leadership service throughout the academic year in order to create and sustain a mutually beneficial relationship between the College and its veterans.

Values

  • Service: Smeal Military Veterans are known for their record of national service. This enduring commitment is evident in their continued effort.
  • Honor: Smeal Military Veterans live up to the highest ethical standards of their respective branch, and those of the Smeal College of Business.
  • Leadership: Smeal Military Veterans will be sought for their leadership training and experience, and will be a practical knowledge base for the College on the matter.

Veteran's Early Registration

Military members who are current Penn State students may be eligible for early course registration each semester. For more information and to determine eligibility, please visit the Office of Veterans Program's webpage at http://equity.psu.edu/veterans/priorreghonorcord.

Officer Bios

Portrait of Sam Eastwood.

Sam Eastwood, President

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Born and raised in Brisbane, Australia, Sam joined the Australian Army as a Reservist to pay the bills while completing a Bachelor of Journalism at the Queensland University of Technology. Shortly after graduating in late 2006, he was deployed to the Solomon Islands as a peacekeeper.

In 2008 he accepted the opportunity to transfer to the Australian Regular Army as an intelligence analyst and in this role deployed to Afghanistan in 2010/11 and 2012/13 where he served closely alongside US and NATO allies, reaching the rank of Corporal. After discharging from the Army, in 2014 he took up a civilian role in the Australian Department of Defense at the Embassy of Australia in Washington, DC. Sam worked for several years as a Foreign Military Sales Case Manager before deciding to pursue an MBA at Smeal to transition to private industry.

Sam is the President of the Military & Veteran Association and serves as an ambassador with the admission and recruiting department.

This summer Sam will be completing an internship at Dell in the supply chain department.

Alumni Military MBA Students
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Portrait of 2018 Military MBAs. 2018
1st Year Military MBAs 2015
2nd Year Military MBAs 2014
2013-2014 Military MBAs 2013-2014