Archive for July, 2012
Monday, July 30th, 2012
In just two short weeks, the new incoming class will join us here at Smeal to begin a 2-week orientation program prior to starting classes. For the admissions team, we are so excited to welcome everyone we’ve been working with over the past year as they’ve completed the admissions process and geared up to be new b-school students. Many of our students come from across the country and even across the world, and for some, it will be the first time we have the opportunity to connect in person. For us, orientation gives us the privilege to see our university, town and program again for the first time through new eyes. Not only is it exciting to think about all of the things our students will learn while they are here, but it’s also exciting for us to realize just how much we will learn with them and through them as they continue on their academic and professional journey with us. The countdown is on!
–Stacey Dorang Peeler
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Today is brought to you by the letter “C”. “C” is for Communication! This is one of the themes that the classic TV learning show, Sesame Street aims to teach children at a young age. (For a fun video illustrating beloved characters Bert and Ernie experiencing a Communication Problem, check out their video on YouTube). No matter what age, everyone needs communication skills to help them survive and thrive in the world.
One of the differentiators at the Penn State Smeal MBA Program is our Leadership Communications program led by Professors Andy Gustafson and Nancy Mahon. No matter what industry and function our students are coming from, and no matter what industry and function our students will pursue post-graduation, they MUST be able to communicate effectively with clients, co-workers, and other stakeholders in a diverse and global marketplace.
Our communications program is a full-year requirement for all first year students, and time and time again, we have alumni tell us this was one of the most helpful experiences they had during their time at Smeal.
We hope that you will visit us and have the opportunity to experience the Leadership Communications course for yourself. To schedule a visit and class observation, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Stacey Dorang Peeler