Thursday, October 30, 2014

TEKsystems & Leveraging LinkedIn

Learn more about the benefits of LinkedIn, how to use it as a professional network and career opportunities.

Click on the image below to view the presentation from the cloud.


RSVP Here - spots are limited!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

RECAP - General Body Meeting: Oct. 29, 2014

General Body Meeting Recap
Oct. 29, 2014

Thank you for those members who came out to the meeting tonight. I hope our resume/interview workshop helped you with your job search in the future! Looking forward to seeing you all as division meetings resume next Wednesday, 11/5.

Missed the meeting tonight?

Guest Speaker: Khalid Alameri

The Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Business Society is a student-run organization dedicated to representing and sharing the economic interests and professional opportunities of the MENA region with the Penn State community. MENA will be hosting Khalid Alameri to launch its first guest speaker series.

Date: Sunday, November 2, 2014
Time: 7PM (Doors open at 6:30PM)
Location: The HUB Auditorium 

Alameri is an MBA graduate from Stanford Graduate School of Business; a columnist for The National, an English-language newspaper in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE; a TEDx speaker; and a senior associate in asset management and investments at Mubadala Development Company. He is also the co-founder of the beverages and food company Slices. Alameri’s notable career and background has made one of the most popular and engaging presenters in the UAE. His deep understanding of the twenty-first century youth and ways in which to reach their attentiveness, enable his audiences to achieve a clearer and deeper understanding of the meaning “success.”  He answers questions related to the measurement of one’s own success as well as how education can affect and therefore open doors of opportunity in one’s life.

The event is free to all University Park students and faculty.
·      Khalid Alameri’s TED Talk:

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Simple Car Wash Campus Ambassador

Simple Car Wash is looking for Penn State students to join our team! We are a waterless car cleaning service that goes directly to the customer and are hiring students to help us generate our brand awareness and sales in State College.

Plain and simple, a guru is a Simple Car Wash campus rep. As a guru, you are the face of our company at Penn State. You're well-connected. You're involved on campus. You know a good time when you see one.

You connect us with potential customers. It's easy! In a fraternity or sorority? On a sports team? Have friends? (We know you do...) All you have to do is use the people you know to connect on campus, spread the word, and make some sales.

We are well aware that all college students looking for jobs tend to want 2 things: extra spending money and something to put on their resumé. Gurus make commission and get marketing and sales experience. Looks like a win-win. And there's always bonuses and swag.

Send an email with your resume and contact information to

THON Announcements

Don't forget to credit 'Penn State Marketing Association' under 'organization'.

Nov. 7- 9, 2014
Sign-up to participate in raising money for children with cancer! 

100 Days Til THON 2015
Wednesday, Nov. 12

Donuts & Dilemmas Hosted By Merck

Invitation to Donuts and Dilemmas:
Donuts and Dilemmas offer an informal forum for students to discuss and consider ethical dilemmas in the professional workplace. Company representatives meet with students to share personal ethical dilemmas, as well as to discuss ethical challenges in the industry.

The informal setting enables company representatives and students to engage in an open dialogue, outside of a formal interview room. This professional development opportunity offers students an inside look at a business workplace.

Hosted By: Merck
When: Friday, October 31st @ 10:00AM

To RSVP, for one or more of these discussions, visit:

Campus Internship Opportunity

Retail Therapy for Charity, a telecommunications-sales company, is looking for PSMA members for an internship opportunity! RTFC is looking for highly-motivated, socially-conscious students to serve as marketing and sales interns on college campuses. Student interns will be expected to build professional relationships with local non-profit and campus organizations. Students interns will help organizations creatively fundraise and achieve their goals. By working closely with local groups, student interns will hone sales, marketing and communications skills. Successful interns will be introduced to various industries, gain real world experience and earn commissions for their work.

Those interested please contact Bryant Greening at
Please do not hesitate to contact Bryant with any questions or concerns.

Friday, October 24, 2014

General Body Meeting

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

Attendance required for ALL PSMA members!

Yelp Sales Development Program

Have you ever used Yelp to find the best restaurant, salon, or bar around?
Are you a graduating senior looking for a job, or a junior looking for an internship?

Yelp wants enthusiastic, fun and motivated Penn Staters like you to join our full-time
Yelp Sales Development Program!

We are looking for ALL MAJORS
who want to join our quickly growing company in our NYC office

If you've never done sales, no worries! The Yelp Sales Development Program offers an extensive 60 day training program.

In addition to training, our program offers:
- A defined career path with opportunities to quickly transition in management, national sales roles or other functional roles within Yelp
- Competitive base salary + uncapped commission
- 100% paid benefits
- Free food
- Supportive & fun "work hard-play hard" environment

Candidates we're looking for:
- Hungry, competitive and personable students like you who have good communication skills and want to develop in a growing and exciting company

To learn more and submit your resume, please contact either Shirley ( or Jen ( ASAP - positions are on a first-come, first-serve basis!

Apparel & Merchandise Survey

Attention PSMA Members

Every year PSMA orders apparel and merchandise for our members. In the past, we've ordered t-shirts, sweatshirts, long sleeves, anything you're looking for! Interested in purchasing cool PSMA apparel and merchandise? We want to hear what you think. Complete this short survey so we can order exactly what you are looking for!

Take the Survey Now and receive 1 general membership point!

Need a Professional Headshot?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what does your professional photo say about you? Many students use selfies, photos of themselves cropped out for a group shot, or even their school ID as their important professional profile shot. Since recruiters spend 19% of their time on your online profile looking at your picture. Your picture plays a big role in how you present yourself.

You need a professional profile photo for your LinkedIn and other professional sites.

Officers of the newly formed Penn State student chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators asked Akash Ghai of the PSU chapter of the National Press Photographer's Association to lend his expertise to take professional photos for students.

The cost is $5. (cash only)

Photos will be taken Tuesday, October 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Willard 316. A limited number of slots are available. Sign up at the following link:

Professional dress is required.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mondelez Information Session

Come learn about Mondelez and our exciting Summer Internship opportunities!

Information Session:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
124 Business Building, University Park

Where you begin your career is a big deal... and our internship and apprenticeship programs are a great place to start. Take the opportunity to be a part of global, collaborative teams, where your individual, bold actions are welcomed and expected. It's a unique experience you just can't get anywhere else!

Why work at Mondelez?
1. We're a global powerhouse: #1 in biscuits, chocolate, candy and powered beverages; and #3 in gum and coffee
2. We're new! We celebrated our first birthday in October 2013. And we're fresh-thinking and full of new ideas.
3. We make really, really good chocolate.
4. We believe working with creativity and speed go together like Oreo cookies and milk.
5. Our dream is to bring delicious moments of joy to people worldwide.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pink Zone Survey

Pink Zone needs your help!

Please take this 30 second survey about your knowledge of Pink Zone:

PAID Hyundai Event @ Penn State

Where: Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
When: Saturday, October 25th
Hours: 2:30pm-8:00pm
Pay Rate: $22/hour

In-Field Promotional Staffing is currently hiring 12 outgoing and reliable Penn State students to work as Brand Ambassadors, representing Hyundai at this Saturday's game. Hyundai is sponsoring a tailgating events to promote their newest fuel-efficient and stylish models. Brand Ambassadors will engage fans and create a fun and exciting atmosphere for them. Activation includes social media interaction, a "QB" toss game, free t-shirts and food.

Job Requirements:
To be considered, you must possess the following:
-Extremely extroverted personality, outgoing
-Able to articulate talking points and brand messaging
-Self-motivated, able to engage public by yourself
-Clean shaven, no visible tattoos or facial piercings

To apply, please email with the following:
Subject Line: PENN STATE HYUNDAI EVENT Oct. 25th
-Resume or Work History
-Current Photo or Facebook link (staff must have a clean cut appearance)
-How did you hear about this job?

Staff must be 18 or older and legal to work in the United States.

Follow us at:


Are you interested in earning some quick money this weekend? Come help AT&T promote it's services at its booth!

Who: AT&T
Where: Outside the stadium
Thursday 10/23: 10:30am-7pm 
Friday 10/24: 10:30am-8pm 
Saturday 10/25: 10:30am-8pm 
Sunday 10/26 (guys only): 8:30am - 2pm 

What: promoting AT&T by handing out free stuff, promoting services etc, and generally being outgoing and engaging passersby about AT&T
Why: $14/hr, great resume booster 
Staff Needed: 15 Brand Ambassadors per session

If interested please contact Dan Levy (215-518-1637) to sign up.

Dell Information Session

When: Wednesday, 10/21 @ 6pm
Where: 106 Forest Resources

Alyssa Degregorio, Product Marketing Advisor at Dell and PSMA Alum is presenting at the Entertainment Division meeting tomorrow. The presentation will include: 
  • Role at PSMA  
  • Role at Dell + possible student opportunities at Dell 
  • Average work day at Dell 
  • How did you get your job? How did PSMA help get your job? 
  • How to leverage your PSMA experience in your career (push for promotion, higher salary etc) 
  • Question time (10 minutes)
  • Networking 
All PSMA members are invited! Why attend:
- 1 PD point
- Networking opportunity with Dell (she will be taking resumes!)

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.

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