Donuts & Dilemmas workplace ethics discussions kick off Sept. 15

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – CohnReznick, a nationwide firm offering audit, accounting and tax services, succession planning and more, will kick off the fall 2014 Donuts and Dilemmas series at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15. The hour-long Penn State Smeal College of Business event will provide students with an opportunity to talk with representatives from the company about real ethical challenges in the workplace.

Also on the schedule to host Donuts and Dilemmas events are Ricoh USA, slated for Friday, Sept. 19, and Merck, slated for Friday, Oct. 31. Ricoh specializes in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Merck is a global pharmaceutical company.

Prior to the events, students will receive an invitation to RSVP. Seating will be limited, so reservations are required.

“Donuts and Dilemmas serves as a way to get students talking about real ethical dilemmas that they’ll face in the workplace,” said Eury. “These companies are providing our students a valuable service in giving them a look into the complex issues they’ll deal with on a day-to-day basis in their future careers.”

“These companies are providing our students a valuable service in giving them a look into the complex issues they’ll deal with on a day-to-day basis in their future careers.”

-- Jennifer Eury, director of honor and integrity

Eury hopes to schedule further Donuts and Dilemmas sessions for both the fall and spring semesters. Companies interested in sponsoring a future event should contact her at integrity@smeal.psu.edu.

About integrity at Smeal

Integrity and ethical behavior are fundamental to the Smeal College of Business culture. These values underscore who we are and what we do as a leading business school community, both in and out of the classroom. The college's foundation of honor and integrity lies in the Honor Code, drafted in partnership with MBA students in 2006 and adopted by undergraduates in 2007. Integrity and ethical behavior are infused into courses across the Smeal curriculum, and the G. Albert Shoemaker Program in Business Ethics supports ethics lectures and related scholarly research. For more information on integrity at Smeal, visit www.smeal.psu.edu/integrity.

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Last Updated September 04, 2014