Three companies join Smeal College of Business Corporate Associates Program

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- AT&T, UPMC and Volvo are the three newest companies to become members of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Corporate Associates Program. They join 18 existing corporate associates as well as corporate partner Kohl's Department Stores.

The Corporate Associates Program allows companies to increase their visibility at Smeal and provides opportunities to tap into the broader resources of the college and the University.

“Our corporate associates receive unparalleled access to Smeal’s many student organizations, and they also have the opportunity to connect through class lectures, case studies and advisory boards.”

--Meg Brower, associate director for corporate outreach, Career and Corporate Connections

“Our corporate associates receive unparalleled access to Smeal’s many student organizations, and they also have the opportunity to connect through class lectures, case studies and advisory boards,” explained Meg Brower, associate director for corporate outreach in Smeal’s Career and Corporate Connections office. “There are really a number of opportunities for associates to engage the student body by supporting student activities.”

Two Corporate Associate Career Fairs are held each academic year, giving associates an exclusive opportunity to network with Smeal students seeking jobs and internships. The fall career fair was held on Sept. 16 in the Business Building and was attended by 19 companies.

The full list of corporate associates includes Kohl’s, Aldi, Altria, AT&T, Baker Tilly, Bechtel Corp., Deloitte, Dick’s Sporting Goods, EY, Ferguson, Grant Thornton, Heinz, Ingersoll Rand, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, Macy’s, PNC, PPG Industries, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Shell Oil, UPMC and Volvo.

With thousands of students at the undergraduate and MBA levels alone, Smeal is one of the largest business schools in the nation. Connecting with Smeal means engaging with that student body as well as opening up possibilities for connections with industry-specific research centers, student consulting programs and executive-level educational programming. For more information on how your company can get involved with Smeal, visit www.smeal.psu.edu/corp.

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Last Updated October 09, 2013