Women in Business learn about MBA life at Careers and Cupcakes event

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- On April 9, the Women in Business (WIB) student organization and MBA Women International (WMBA) partnered for a Careers and Cupcakes event to showcase various opportunities for Smeal students after graduation from Penn State.

Smeal alumna Julie Infantino, ’06, master of business administration, a financial reporting supervisor at ExxonMobil, as well as several students from the Dickinson School of Law’s Women’s Law Caucus also attended.

WMBA students who attended, including President Diane Merzbach and Angela Shershin, vice president of marketing and communications, talked to undergrads about life as an MBA student, and MBA Admissions Director Stacey Dorang Peeler talked about the admissions process.

“The students had a lot of great questions about the value of an MBA and how to differentiate themselves for the admissions process,” said Merzbach. “We talked about how getting an MBA can help in career transitions or achieving greater focus in particular areas.”

The WMBA is working to expand its connection with WIB to provide mentorship to the undergraduates.

“We have parallel goals with Women in Business, so it makes sense to partner with them,” said Merzbach. “This is a great way for us to pass on some of the knowledge that we’ve gained, both in the professional world pre-MBA and now as MBA students, and to help them find ways to stand out.”

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Last Updated September 10, 2013