Archive for August, 2012
Monday, August 20th, 2012
Let Us Entertain You!
Wondering what an MBA can do for fun outside of class (other than the myriad of activities hosted by the MBAA)? You’re probably already well aware there are many sporting events to take advantage of at PSU, but you may not know how many other types of events take place in the various theatres and venues around town and campus.
The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State has programming such as a Woody Guthrie tribute, The Merchant of Venice, The Addams Family and Hair (Broadway productions) as well as various other national and international performances.
The Bryce Jordan Center has recently hosted acts such as Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi and Elton John. This fall, both Bruce Springsteen and Carrie Underwood will visit campus to perform. Several different versions of Cirque du Soleil have also made University Park a stop on their tour.
If you venture just off campus, you can also find more theatrical and musical offerings, as well as vintage and art film showings, at The State Theatre. Or you may visit one of the School of Theatre’s venues to experience productions like Beehive, Neil Simon’s “The Good Doctor”, and later this fall, Sweeney Todd.
While State College and PSU may be far from the lights of Broadway, there are many options to experience theatre, music and dance within minutes of where you will live and study as a Smeal MBA. You’ll work harder than you ever dreamed while you are with us, but we want you to play hard too!
–Stacey Dorang Peeler
Thursday, August 16th, 2012
This is a fun week to be in MBA Admissions. Orientation for our incoming first year students has begun and it’s terrific to see the fruits of another successful admissions season.
The students will spend the next two weeks getting to know each other, getting to know the program, and getting to know themselves.
They will take their first class, compete in a case competition, have a fun filled day at our MBA Action event, learn do’s and don’ts from our career services team, and meet the study team they will be a part of for their first semester of study come the 27th.
We pack a lot into these two weeks as we are trying to both welcome them to the program and prepare them to hit the ground running on day one of classes. From what I’ve seen so far I like their chances of being very successful over the next two years.
-Scott R. Sylves
Monday, August 13th, 2012
We have officially entered into event season here at the Penn State Smeal MBA Admissions office. Fairs, Tours, Visits and MBA for a Day Events have either started or are just around the corner. Would you like to meet with us in person? There are several ways to make that happen. First, you can attend one of our MBA for a Day sessions. One Monday a month, we host prospective candidates for the day, allowing them to meet the program staff and faculty. During the day you will sit in on a class and eat lunch with our students. Another way to meet with us is to schedule a visit. Our office is happy to coordinate a personal visit for you, during which you may be able to sit in on a class, meet with Admissions and have coffee or lunch with a student. Finally, you can meet with us at one of the many events we are travelling to this season:
8/13 Road to Business School in Boston, MA
8/15 Road to Business School in New York, NY
8/16 Road to Business School in Washington, DC
8/28 MBA Admissions Meet and Greet Dinner in Salt Lake City, UT
8/29 Forte Forum in San Francisco, CA
8/30 Forte Forum in Los Angeles, CA
9/4 Forte Forum in New York, NY
9/4 Admissions Director and Alumni Meet and Greet in Miami, FL
9/5 QS World MBA Tour in Miami, FL
10/10-10/11 GMATCH Virtual MBA Fair
11/10 Inside the MBA Diversity Event in New York, NY
11/12 Inside the MBA in Philadelphia, PA
11/13 Inside the MBA in Pittsburgh, PA
11/15 Inside the MBA in Washington, DC
To learn more about these events and visits, or to register please visit our website: http://www.smeal.psu.edu/mba/related-links/admission/visits.html