Monday, October 20, 2014

Lunch & Learn with Smeal Alumni

When: Friday, October 24th 12:00-1:00pm
Topic: Networking Etiquette
Where: 122 Business Building

Speakers will be:
-Andy Giorgione (Shareholder, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney)
-Brett Altman (Credit Analyst, JP Morgan Chase)
-Carol McCabe (President, Scale Leadership, Inc.)
-Carlton Langley (Industry Principal, SAP)
-Chris Robert (Director of Procurement, FXI Inc.)
-Justin McClure (Owner of David F. McClure Group of Companies)

**Register for this event on the upcoming events tab on SmealConnect

Attendees will receive one professional development point.

Please contact Jen Crispell with any questions

Marketing "Gaining the Edge" Conference

University of Pittsburgh Regional Conference
Marketing "Gaining the Edge" Conference

When: November 15, 2014 from 9AM-3PM
Where: University of Pittsburgh
**Transportation costs will be covered by PSMA
  • Competitions and breakout sessions amongst participants 
  • Keynote speakers from Aldi
  • Network with companies and other AMA collegiate chapters to gain valuable professional development experience

Earn 2 professional development points for attending! 
                            Register HERE.

General Body Meeting

General Body Meeting
When: Wednesday, 10/29 @ 6PM
Where: 106 Forest Resources

Attendance required for ALL PSMA members!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

You're Invited: To Drive Your Career

Find more information on the PSMA Cloud!

Mark your calendar for an incredible and exciting career development event! Lauren Berger (otherwise known as the Intern Queen!) will be coming to speak at Penn State.

When: Monday, October 20th from 6-8PM
Where: 102 Thomas

Lauren is the CEO and Founder of and the author of two campus bestsellers. The Intern Queen will be speaking towards her own experiences, career advice and how to land the perfect internship in your chosen industry. Don't miss this opportunity that will be beneficial to all majors helping students feel more confident as they step into the real world.

This event is part of the Ford College Ambassador Challenge. All attendees will be given a 'Free Swag Bag' featuring giveaways from Ford and other great stuff, such as products from Lacoste, Keurig, Vita Coco and OrderUp State College. Pizza from Rotelli's will be served.

Visit to RSVP to this free event!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact

Johnson & Johnson Tweet Chat

Candidate Conversation with Career Center Directors & @JNJUniversity
Tweet Chat #JNJUCHAT

- @JNJUniversity
- Meg Handley, Penn State University @SmealCareers Career Center
- @WenyllaR, Associate Director of Rutgers University

Join us to ask questions and learn information that will help you advance your career!

Date: Wednesday 10/15/2014
Time: 8:00- 9:00 pm EST
Hashtag:  Use #JNJUChat to join the conversation

If you want to learn more about what you can do to prepare yourself for life after school join us for this tweet chat! Ask recruiters from J&J and career center directors from Penn State University and Rutgers University questions on how to prepare for your next internship, co-op opportunity, or full-time position.

Unigame Business Competition

The Challenge
Look across the Unilever portfolio and create an integrated marketing campaign* involving on or more brands that targets the unlikely low income consumer segment** in a way that is meaningful and goes beyond price.

*"Integrated marketing campaign" - media (print, tv, social) and/or retail
**"Unlikely low income consumer" - one who is educated and savvy, yet potentially not employed or with a steady income

What You Could Win:
-$7,000, $5,000, or $3,000 awarded per team
-A final round interview for the Unilever Future Leaders Program or the Unilever Leaders Internship Program
-A trip to London where the global competition will be held
-Awesome real-world experience

Important Dates:
November 10, 2014 - Submissions Close (11:59 pm est)
November 17, 2014 - Top 3 Finalist Teams Announced
Early December - Unigame Grand Finale

REGISTER NOW and find out more about  UNIGAME ON FACEBOOK.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

TTI, Inc. Job Opportunity

Position Available: Account Representative Trainee
Find the application and more information on the PSMA Cloud.

TTI, Inc. is looking for marketing/sales focused students who will be graduating in Dec. 2014 or May 2015. This is a full-time position with a 9-month training period at Headquarters in Fort Worth, TX.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Membership Deadline Extended

Become an official PSMA Member now!
Extended Deadline: November 5, 2014

There are 3 easy steps you must complete in order to become a member of the largest, globally recognized organization in the world!

1. Pay AMA dues HERE
2. Submit PSMA membership form HERE
3. Pay PSMA dues $33 - can be paid at any meeting

For a more detailed description of PSMA membership and more about our organization check out

Friday, October 10, 2014

AMA Regional Conference Update

Ross Stores Information Session

Sign-up for the Information Session HERE
When: Monday, October 13th
Time: 7 PM
Where: 218 Business

Dress is business casual.

Take some time to network with recruiters from Ross Stores, as well as get tons of information about the company, their internship and full-time positions, and interviewing tips.

Volvo Internship

Volvo International Internship Opportunity

Volvo has recently posted an exciting international internship on SmealConnect and have opportunities in the following areas: Finance, HR, Management Consulting, and Sales/Marketing.

You can learn more about the opportunity on SmealConnect or on Volvo's website:

PSIEE Internship Opportunity On Campus

Marketing Intern (Part-Time/Hourly)
Campus Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Vice President for Research
Department: Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment
Job #: 53955

The Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE) is seeking interns interested in marketing, social media, and event planning. Projects will include compiling newsletters, assisting in the creation of a social media and faculty outreach strategies, creating and executing event marketing plans, writing press releases and news features, as well as other marketing and research projects as required. Candidates must have the ability to communicate clearly and translate complex information for a variety of audiences, be highly organized, and be able to manage projects independently and with others. Familiarity with AP Style is a plus. To Apply please upload a cover letter, resume and two writing samples. This is a part-time hourly paid position for approximately 10 hours/week for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Digital Media Intern (Part-Time/Hourly)
Campus Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Vice President for Research
Department: Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment
Job #: 53956

The Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE) is seeking interns interested in digital media, photography/digital videography, video editing and content creation. Interns will work with faculty and students to write, direct and edit short digital videos about Penn State researchers, create short pieces on environmental and energy topics, and attend University Park events to photograph and record video for posting to the Web. Candidate must be able to liaise with faculty and students and produce uniform, professional videos in a timely manner. Experience with Photoshop and video editing software (Final Cut Pro or Premier) is required. Please upload a cover letter, resume and send a video sample to This is a part-time hourly paid position for approximately 10 hours/week for the Fall and Spring semesters.

China Internship Program: Information Session

Interested in gaining international work experience and building your post-graduation job prospects? 
Consider spending time interning in China!

Information Session
Date: Thursday, October 16
Time: 6 PM
Room: Willard 165

Please feel free to stop by and learn about our programs.

We are the largest provider of internship opportunities and study abroad courses for students in China, with 1, 2 and 3 month programs starting every month in Beijing, Shanghai, & Shenzhen. We have organized over 4000 student placements in the past six years, and work with over 500 companies, across various industries including Finance, Law, Marketing/PR, Engineering, Green Tech, International Business, Pharmaceuticals, NGOs and many more. Fluent English is the only language requirement.

Our programs have been reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and the BBC. CRCC Asia has also developed partnerships with various universities, including the University of Texas Austin, the University of Michigan and Colorado State University. You can find more information through our short video here .

If you have any further questions or if you are interested in any of our programs, then please feel free to contact CRCC Asia and they will be more than happy to answer your questions.


Monday, October 6, 2014

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AMA Regional Conference

Sign up for the AMA Regional Conference HERE
Find more information on the PSMA CLOUD

Need to satisfy your professional development requirements?
This event will be worth 3 PD points!

When: Saturday, October 11th from 9:30am - 3:00pm
Where: Penn State University, Forest Resources Building

Since 2010, PSMA has held its own AMA Regional Conference every year to provide students from Penn State and other chapters of the American Marketing Association with an easy and open opportunity to listen to business leaders’ perspectives on a wide array of current issues in marketing. Don't miss an excellent opportunity to build your resume and network with AMA and PSMA Members. 

The guest speakers will include:
-Heather James, Previous VP and Chief Marketing Officer for the Advertising Research Foundation
Being Savvy in the Digital Age: 8 Imperatives to Building Your Brand and Developing Engaging Advertising
-David Koerner, Global Digital Lead, 3M
So You Want to be a Digital Marketer: The 10 Things You Need to Know on Your First Day on the Job
-Brendon O'Donovan, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Vocus
Don't be a #FAIL: Marketing Ethics and Customer Engagement in the Digital Age

Read more about the guest speakers on the PSMA Cloud.

Questions? Contact Halie Ellis at or Jessica Fix at

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Executive Insight & Lunch

You're Invited to Lunch with Executives from Urban Outfitters

VIP Guests: Dave Ziel, Chief Development Officer; James Smith, Store Design Studio Director; Sean Wagner, CEO of NewStudio Architecture (project consultant with Urban Outfitters). Find their full bios on the PSMA Cloud.

What: Join us for an engaging round-table discussion over lunch. This will be a terrific opportunity to ask the executives from Urban Outfitters about their career, company, industry and to network with successful business people.

When: Friday, October 10 from 12:30-1:30pm
Where: 209D Business Building
Dress: Business Casual

RSVP: to Jessica Fix at by Tuesday, October 7th @ 4PM

Prior to lunch, as part of the Melvin Jacobs Retail Leadership Lecture Series, Dave Ziel, Chief Development Officer of Urban Outfitters, will be speaking about his perspectives on leadership, business and the company's dynamic brand portfolio (Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, BHLDN, and Terrain).

When: Friday, October 10 from 11:15am - 12:05pm
Where: Struthers Auditorium, 110 Business Building


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Eat Street Job Opportunity

EatStreet is a rapidly expanding online & mobile food ordering startup, looking to hire a highly motivated student with a passion for marketing and entrepreneurship as our Territory Marketing Intern. At $13 per hour, the pay is quite competitive. 

Candidates should be outgoing campus influencers with involvement in extracurriculars that cultivate professional skills in business.

Applying online is simple - just upload your resume and cover letter here Hiring decisions will be made shortly, so if you are interested please apply ASAP. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Max at

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Looking to get involved in THON this year?

Dancing in THON 2015
  • PSMA has two dancers based on a point system set to start October 17th
  • Everyone currently has 0 points
First Canning Weekend
  • What is canning? Canning is an organization wide fundraiser, traveling to different areas to raise money for children with pediatric cancer.
  • The first canning weekend will be October 17-19th
  • Canning in Delaware County, PA and Westchester County, NY
  • Sign-ups HERE
100 Days til THON

Leadership Position Available

Steve Garner -
Tabby Pranke -

AMA Case Competition

Sponsored by Vitaminwater
Sign-Up HERE, by October 10th

Vitaminwater wishes to re-ignite its brand relevance and preference among younger consumers, specifically 18-24 years old. We need to create an IMC (Integrated Marketing Communications) Campaign to attract this younger consumer group, without alienating their 30-39 year old loyalists. The final campaign will be due December 10, 2014.

We will select a team of 12 members and 3 project managers.

Why Participate?
-6 General points, and 1 Professional Development point
-PSMA Dues waived - $33 (still required to pay $47 AMA dues)
-Chance to attend AMA International Conference in New Orleans in March
-Recommendation letter from Dr. Franklin Carter and President Sanjana Roy
-Top 3 members get a resume review w/ PSMA Alumni Advisor, John Cremo, Senior Analyst at IBM

Requirements to Participate:
-Completed MKTG301
-Completed or currently enrolled in at least one of the following courses: MKTG330, MKTG342, MKTG426, MKTG450W
-PSMA is looking for students with skills in at least one of the following:
  • Designing ads/flyers/commercials and cover pages
  • SPSS
  • Qualtrics
  • Excel
  • Financials and budgeting
  • Data analysis 
  • Writing business reports
  • Market research 

If interested, apply online and send your resume to Sanjana Roy ( by October 5th at midnight. Questions: contact Sanjana Roy at or 917-855-3699.

Speaker Event: Rick Miller

Who is Rick Miller? Find more information on the PSMA Cloud.
Members will receive 1 professional development point for attending this event.

Temple Regional Conference

Interested in pursing a career in entertainment marketing? Here is a great opportunity for you!

  • The Temple University chapter of the American Marketing Association is holding their 2nd Regional Conference with a focus on Entertainment Marketing on November 7th from 9:00AM-5:00PM.
  • They will be hosting speakers from a variety of companies like Viacom, WABC-TV, and their keynote speaker, Jerry Perez the SVP Global Brand Leader at Hasbro Inc.
  • This is an exciting opportunity to network with companies and other AMA collegiate chapters, and gain valuable professional development experience

Earn 2 PD points for attending. Travel and registration costs will be covered by PSMA. Register HERE by October 2nd!

Altria Leadership Development Program

Sign-ups close Wednesday, 10/1.

What is it? 
A professional development program designed for Sophomores and Juniors taught by Altria's sales professionals. We are looking for 3-5 members to sign-up and participate, spots are going quickly!

Why Join?
This gives students the opportunity to interact with business professionals and develop important career-building skills... + Free Food!! You will also receive 2 professional development points for attending!


Monday, September 29, 2014

HUB-Robeson Center Advisory Board Positions Open

At Large positions are open on the HUB-Robeson Center Advisory Board and are open to any University Park student.  To learn more about the HUB-Robeson Center Advisory Board, visit:

The At Large Application is available on this site
Questions can be directed to Heide Port at or 814-863-9755.

Student Organization Resource Team: Applications Available
The Office of Student Activities is currently taking applications for the Student Organization Resource Team, known as SORT. The purpose of SORT and its members is to represent the University’s student organizations and act as primary resource for students seeking information on student organizations including starting a new organization, liability information, fundraising, public relations, program planning, diversity training, membership, etc. Applications are currently available in 209 HUB or email for a copy. 

Interested applicants should apply as soon as possible.