Penn State Smeal MBA Visits & Events

Overview of ways to connect with the Penn State Smeal MBA Program.

One of the best ways to learn about all that the Penn State Smeal MBA Program has to offer is to meet in person or virtually with current students, faculty, alumni, and admissions staff. Throughout the year, Smeal offers many opportunities to connect with our community on campus, online, and at events around the country.

 

2019 and 2020 Smeal MBA Preview Days

Candidates and prospective students are invited to campus to observe a class, learn more about the Smeal experience, and meet one-on-one with a member of the admissions team. For those who have completed their application, we encourage you to schedule your interview during your visit. Attendees will also hear from Student and Career Services, explore the MBA curriculum, and have the opportunity to interact with the entire MBA community including current students, faculty, and staff. If you would like to learn more about these events, please email  or call us at 814-863-0474.

Individual Visits

If you cannot make it to one of the scheduled MBA Preview Day events, we can arrange an individual visit to the campus. We strongly suggest scheduling your visit on Monday through Thursday during the school year so you can observe an MBA class session and have time for lunch or coffee with one of our current students. Contact our office at  or call us at 814-863-0474 to schedule your visit.

Event Location Date and Time
Smeal MBA September 2019 Preview Day State College, PA Sept. 9, 2019 @ 8:00am
Smeal MBA October 2019 Preview Day State College, PA Oct. 7, 2019 @ 8:00am
Smeal MBA November 2019 Preview Day State College, PA Nov. 4, 2019 @ 8:00am
Smeal MBA February 2020 Preview Day State College, PA Feb. 3, 2019 @ 8:00am

 

2019 and 2020 Webinar Events Calendar

Throughout the year, members of the admissions team will host online webinars where we will discuss topics related to the admissions process, the classroom experience, the Smeal MBA curriculum, living at Penn State, and more! All Webinars will also include open Q&A time for you to ask anything on your mind, and attendees will receive an application fee waiver for attending! See below for a complete list of currently scheduled webinars, or check out the archive of webcast recordings available in our video library.

Touch MBA Podcast - The Smeal MBA Program - "Best of Both Worlds"

Event Location Date and Time
Webinar - Life as a Smeal Student Online April 1st @ 12:00pm
Webinar - Getting to Know the Smeal MBA Program Online July 16th @ 12:00pm
Webinar - Concentrations and Options Online August 21st @ 12:00pm

Check out our webcast archive for helpful information year round.

 

Fall 2019 Off-Campus Events Calendar

July
Event Location Date and Time
Inside the MBA - Networking Fair New York, NY July 19th @ 6:30pm
MBA Tour New York, NY July 21st @ 11:00am
MBA Tour Washington, DC July 25th @ 5:00pm
MBA Tour Boston, MA July 26th @ 5:00pm

 

August
Event Location Date and Time
Forté Forum Washington D.C. August 13th @ 6:00pm
Forté Forum Boston, MA August 14th @ 6:00pm
Forté Forum New York, NY August 28th @ 6:00pm
Forté Forum New York, NY August 29th @ 6:00pm

 

September
Event Location Date and Time
Smeal MBA Program Preview Day State College, PA Sept. 10th @ 9:00am
QS MBA World Tour Philadelphia, PA Sept. 11th @ 6:30pm
QS MBA World Tour Washington D.C. Sept. 13th @ 6:30pm
QS MBA World Tour Boston, MA Sept. 17th @ 6:30pm
Webinar - Application Tips Online Sept. 19th @ 12:00pm
QS MBA World Tour Seattle, WA Sept. 19th @ 6:30pm
QS MBA World Tour Portland, OR Sept. 20th @ 6:30pm
QS MBA World Tour San Francisco, CA Sept. 22nd @ 3:00pm
QS MBA World Tour Los Angeles, CA Sept. 23rd @ 3:30pm

 

October
Event Location Date and Time
Inside the MBA - Networking Fair Washington D.C. October 15th @ 6:30pm
Inside the MBA - Networking Fair Philadelphia, PA October 16th @ 6:30pm
Webinar - Life in Happy Valley Online October 17th @ 12:00pm
QS MBA World Tour Salt Lake City, UT October 22nd @ 7:00pm

 

November
Event Location Date and Time
Smeal MBA Diversity Appreciation Weekend State College, PA November 3rd @ 9:00am
Smeal MBA Program Preview Day State College, PA November 5th @ 9:00am
Beijing Information Session Beijing, China November 10th @ TBD
Shanghai Information Session Shanghai, China November 10th @ TBD
Webinar - Interviewing Tips Online November 13th @ 12:00pm

 

December
Event Location Date and Time
Webinar - Life as a Smeal Student Online December 11th @ 12:00pm
Winter Break Happy Hour - Bethesda, MD / Washington D.C. Rock Bottom Bar & Grill Dec. 17th @ 6:00pm
Winter Break Happy Hour - Arlington, VA / Washington D.C. Rustico Dec. 17th @ 6:00pm
Winter Break Happy Hour - State College, PA American Ale House Dec. 18th @ 6:00pm
Winter Break Happy Hour - New York, NY Juniper Bar Dec. 18th @ 6:00pm
Winter Break Happy Hour - Foxboro, MA Bar Louie @ Patriot Place Dec. 18th @ 6:00pm
Winter Break Happy Hour - Philadelphia, PA City Tap House Dec. 18th @ 6:00pm
Winter Break Happy Hour - Mumbai, India Hard Rock Cafe - Andheri Dec. 19th @ 5:00pm
Winter Break Happy Hour - Hershey, PA Troeg's Brewery Dec. 21st @ 5:30pm
Winter Break Happy Hour - Pittsburgh, PA Mario's East Side Saloon Dec. 26th @ 6:00pm

 

Spring 2020 Off-Campus Events Calendar

January
Event Location Date and Time
Smeal MBA Program Preview Day State College, PA January 14th @ 9:00am
QS MBA World Tour Washington D.C. January 24th @ 6:30pm
QS MBA World Tour New York City, NY January 26th @ 3:30pm
Webinar - Life in Happy Valley Online January 29th @ 12:00pm

 

February
Event Location Date and Time
MBA Tour New York, NY February 2nd @ 9:00am
MBA Tour Washington, DC February 4th @ 2:00pm
Webinar - Concentrations and Options Online February 11th @ 12:00pm

 

March
Event Location Date and Time
Webinar - Interviewing Tips Online March 5th @ 12:00pm
Smeal MBA Admitted Student "We Are Weekend" (Invitation Only) State College, PA March 22nd to 23rd
Smeal MBA Program Preview Day State College, PA March 25th @ 8:30am

 

April
Event Location Date and Time
Webinar - Life as a Smeal Student Online April 1st @ 12:00pm

 

Other Ways to Engage

Experience the Penn State Smeal MBA in Philadelphia

The same faculty who teach in the residential Smeal MBA Program at University Park also teach in the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program in Philadelphia. If you would like to experience what it's like to be a Smeal MBA, but can't travel to University Park easily, this is a great opportunity to get a feel for the culture and classroom experience, and meet the faculty who serve students in both programs. EMBA classes and open houses are held most Saturdays (with some exceptions) from 9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Those exploring a full-time MBA are encouraged to attend. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Tara Banerjee, Executive MBA Program coordinator, at ttb3@psu.edu.

Penn State Smeal MBA Coffee Connections

Connecting Penn State Smeal MBA Alumni with prospective MBA Candidates in a networking/recruiting coffee session.
Would you like to meet a local alumnus of the Penn State Smeal MBA Program to have your questions answered and get a feel for the program? To submit a request to meet with a Smeal graduate, email to smealmba@psu.edu with some information about you and where you are located. We will do our best to pair you with a local alumnus of the program who has volunteered to meet and speak with prospective students. If there is not an alumnus available in your city, we will connect you virtually to a current student or graduate.

We Are Weekend: March 27-28, 2020

Admitted students are invited to join us for a great way to get to know the program and the community. Meet future classmates, get to know current students and alumni, try your hand at analyzing a business case, get the inside tour of Smeal and Penn State, and see what it's like to be a part of this special community.

See what it was like to attend last years Visitation Weekend.