Special Online MBA Career Services
Whether you wish to advance in your current position or begin a new career path, you should consider the available networking opportunities and career resources when selecting your MBA program.
The Online MBA program utilizes multiple career resources from across the University, including assistance from Penn State World Campus, Smeal College of Business, and the Penn State Alumni Association.
As an Online MBA student, you will work one-on-one with a career coach to establish a customized roadmap based on your goals. You can also take advantage of the following:
- self-assessments such as Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Career Leader
- tools for job seekers, including LinkedIn profile services, cover letter review, résumé review, interview preparation, and job search strategy planning
- access to job postings and career fairs (online & on-campus)
- career-focused webinars
All of our career resources have been carefully tailored to meet the diverse needs of our online learners.
Upon graduation, Penn State Alumni Career Services will allow you continued access to many of the resources you had as an OMBA student, which you can utilize as needed throughout your career.
Connect with Smeal
In addition to World Campus–provided career services and tools, MBA students who complete a prescribed plan of career preparation will also gain access to Smeal-specific job postings through the Nittany Lion Careers job posting system, access to Smeal Career Fairs, and information about additional activities and events for Smeal students and alumni.
Penn State Alumni Association
Penn State is home to the largest dues-paying alumni association of its kind in the world — and one of the most powerful networks. Numbering more than 700,000 graduates, Penn State alumni live and work in every county in Pennsylvania, every state in the United States, and in numerous countries around the world.
Chapters are created by Penn State alumni and friends in most major metropolitan areas, to allow graduates the opportunity to network professionally and celebrate the strong bond associated with being a proud Penn Stater.