With the evolution and growth of Penn State Smeal’s residential professional graduate program offerings, the Smeal undergraduate mentoring program will expand to serve one-year residential master’s students beginning in fall 2023.

One-year residential programs include:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master’s in Accounting Analytics
  • Master’s in Business Analytics
  • Master of Finance
  • One-Year Early Career MBA
  • Master’s in Real Estate Analysis & Development

According to Brian Cameron, associate dean for professional graduate programs and executive education, many one-year master’s students continue their learning journeys directly after earning a bachelor’s degree.

“Because these students often have limited work experience, industry mentors can share useful insights about potential career paths, roles, and workplace experiences,” he says. “This will be a great compliment to our existing student and career services.”

Jen Crispell, Smeal’s director of alumni relations says the success of the program each year is dependent on alumni volunteers.

“Smeal has more than 90,000 living alumni representing many unique backgrounds and professional experiences, and I am grateful to the alumni who volunteer as mentors each year. As we get ready to accept professional graduate students into the program, we’d like to grow our pool of mentors so that we can continue to make the most robust matches.”

Alumni and friends can read more about the program and opt-in to the database of mentors for the 2023-2024 program by
scanning the QR code below.

–Anne Louise Cropp