MBA pre-commencement ceremony, study on remanufactured products, alumni mentoring and much more

Smeal College of Business edition

Monday, August 4, 2014

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Study: Why aren't consumers buying remanufactured products?

Firms looking to increase market share of remanufactured consumer products will have to overcome a big barrier to do so, according to a recent study from the Penn State Smeal College of Business. Findings from faculty members Meg Meloy and V. Daniel R. Guide Jr., indicate that consumers perceive many categories of remanufactured products as dirty and disgusting.  Full story

Edward Wilson, left, a 1970 Smeal College of Business alumnus, and student Michael Fissinger talk during a session organized by the Smeal mentoring program.

Alumni make mentoring their business

With more than 174,000 members, Penn State has the largest dues-paying alumni organization in the world, and the University is one of many higher education institutions that has focused on the importance of career planning and implementing alumni mentoring programs to prepare students for life after graduation.  Full story

Company looks to Penn State Smeal for next generation supply chain talent

The Penn State Smeal College of Business is one of only two schools from which Burlington Stores, a national off-price retailer headquartered in New Jersey, actively recruits for its Supply Chain Leader Development Program. This leadership program for supply chain graduates is an 18-month program that introduces new graduates to the various roles and responsibilities of leadership at the company.  Full story

The 2014 BOSS participants outside E Y in Philadelphia, where they met with company employees and interns.

Summer business program for high schoolers forges diverse Penn State network

The Business Opportunities Summer Session (BOSS) Program, facilitated by the Penn State Smeal College of Business’ Diversity Enhancement Programs, connects underrepresented high school students with current Penn State students and alumni to provide an inside look at the business majors and beyond. Currently in its eighth year, the program is helping to create a powerful network as it continues to share the value of a Smeal education with a diverse population.  Full story

Net Impact undergraduate chapter earns accolades from national organization

The Penn State Smeal College of Business undergraduate student chapter of Net Impact, an organization dedicated to sustainability, recently earned the national Net Impact organization’s Small Steps, Big Wins Campus Challenge. In addition, the chapter was granted gold standing by the national organization and named one of the top three undergraduate chapters in the nation.  Full story

Smeal's multimedia team recognized for providing valuable student service

A group of Smeal College of Business staff members were recently recognized for their efforts to provide students with professional portraits for their LinkedIn profiles. The Penn State Information Technology Resource Responsibility award was granted to the Resource, Instruction and Information Technology (RIIT) Group’s Multimedia Team.  Full story