Fall 2021

A Higher Standard

The Fred H. Schaefer Scholars Program in Accounting will cultivate future generations of ethical leadership.

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Class Notes, Fall 2021

Nicole Serfass ‘16 Fin, a financial consultant partner at Charles Schwab Co. Inc., is now a certified financial planner. She lives in Pittsburgh. Matti Perilstein ‘10 Fin, founder of Eternally, was recently featured in the...

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What COVID-19 taught us about leadership

When Penn State shifted to a fully remote environment at the onset of the pandemic, I was confident that we had the people and resources to do so successfully. Even so, I am reminded of just how important it is to have strong leadership in place before a crisis.

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How Lands’ End survived (and thrived during) COVID-19: Six guiding principles of leadership

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many businesses and countless lives. While no one should wish to lead through a crisis, we should all be prepared when adversity presents itself. My company, Lands’ End, was impacted immediately in the first week of March 2020. Online demand was severely reduced, store traffic fell off as everyone stayed home, and we quickly began to worry about our cash on hand.

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