Lending A Helping Hand

There are two subjects Brandon Lyons ’12 SC&IS knows well: people and perspective. After graduating from Smeal, he accepted a consulting job with Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) and, within a year, was named Supply Chain Rookie of the Year for his exceptional client service.         … Continue reading

A Yearning for Learning

 To say that Ben Yan is a people person is both totally accurate and not nearly descriptive enough. Last spring, Yan was selected as the first student CEO of the Saxbys Experiential Learning Café in Penn State’s Business Building, home of the Smeal College of Business. As part of the role, … Continue reading

Introductory Influence

WITH ONE OF THE LARGEST undergraduate student populations in the country, the Smeal College of Business connects with about 8,000 undergraduate students across the University each academic year. But how do those numbers translate in the classroom environment? It may seem extremely difficult to make a meaningful connection with students seated … Continue reading

Envisioning Entrepreneurship

MICHAEL J. FARRELL ’71 ACCTG says he has been “hustling to make a buck” since he was in grade school. Growing up, his family did not have much, but Farrell and his siblings were taught important values that would carry them into successful careers. “My mother grew up during the … Continue reading

MOL Program Prepares Leaders

MOL Program Prepares Leaders As a second class nears graduation, members of the first cohort from Smeal’s Master of Management and Organizational Leadership (MOL) Program share how the experience prepared them for their current roles. Thirty students graduated from the MOL Program in 2018 and 44 are expected to finish … Continue reading

Professors Introduce CPI Replacement

 Professors Introduce CPI Replacement RESEARCH WITH IMPACT The United States has used the con-sumer price index, or CPI, for more than a century to measure inflation and to calculate the economy’s “real” growth rate—output adjusted for in-flation. Research conducted by Smeal faculty members Brent Ambrose and Jiro Yoshida reveals that … Continue reading

Career Coaching Helps Alumni

 CAREER COACHING HELPS ALUMNI THE NETWORK The Office of Alumni Career Services (ACS) at the college offers new and expanded services to Smeal alumni who are contemplating or engaged in career transition plans through a range of new and expanded services. An initial strategy session with a career coach helps … Continue reading

Roundtable Sessions Address Workforce Diversity

Roundtable Sessions Address Workforce Diversity Jamie Campbell, Smeal’s assistant dean for diversity enhancement, knows change often starts from the ground up. That’s why last spring his office spearheaded an accounting roundtable of leading national experts to address diversity within the field. “It is important for diverse students to have the ability … Continue reading

Championing Our Values

2017 Partners in Business Ethics Symposium

Business school administrators and faculty along with corporate representatives joined Smeal alumni Jerome Griffith ’79 MKTG and Lou Grabowsky ’73 ACCTG who visited Smeal in November to speak at the 2017 Partners in Business Ethics Symposium. “In light of recent news events, our theme of fostering a speak-up … Continue reading