Smeal MOL Ambassadors

A listing of Smeal MOL Student Ambassadors

Smeal MOL Ambassadors are available to connect with prospective students to answer questions, offer advice and guidance, and provide insights from the perspective of a current student.

Smeal MOL Ambassadors
Class of 2019
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Syed Hassan Ali
Hometown: Bilalabad, India
Undergrad Institution: PES University
Undergrad Major: Electronics and Communication
Email: sha13@psu.edu

“The Master of Professional Studies in Management and Organizational Leadership at Smeal College of Business, would help me imbibe leadership qualities and problem solvingskills and help me get international exposure.”

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Andrew Bloom
Hometown: Frenchtown, NJ
Undergrad Institution: Susquehanna University
Undergrad Major: Biology
Email: aub1407@psu.edu

“I joined the MOL program so I could bridge my technical background with the skills needed to thrive in a business setting as well as focus on my leadership, teamwork, and communication skills.”

Portrait of Thomas Bluj. 

Thomas Bluj
Hometown: Parsippany, NJ
Undergrad Institution: Susquehanna University
Undergrad Major: Ecology
Email: txb693@psu.edu

“I decided to pursue an MOL degree to open a wide-array of employment opportunities by combining the skills I attained in the STEM-Sciences with a high-end business education.”

Portrait of Emily Casey. 

Emily Casey
Hometown: Belmont, CA
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University
Undergrad Major: Biology
Email: evc5280@psu.edu

“I chose this program so that I could enter the Biotech industry understanding the technical aspect of the research while also having the business toolkit available to help communicate more effectively on both platforms.”

Portrait of Aaron Hardy. 

Aaron Hardy
Hometown: Montclair, NJ
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University
Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering
Email: amh6399@psu.edu

“I entered into the program because I want to become a project manager in the near future. This degree will give me a feel for business acumen and how to think like a manager.”

Portrait of Kailah Ortiz. 

Kailah Ortiz
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University, Berks
Undergrad Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Email: klo5181@psu.edu

“My previous work experience in the science industry and leadership involvement in my undergrad is what sparked my interest in perusing business. Since science and business speak two different languages, I chose the MOL program because it will help me bridge the gap between the two as well as help me expand my leadership and management skills.”

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Milton Rahman
Hometown: Upper Darby, PA
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University
Undergrad Major: Aerospace Engineering
Email: mjr5741@psu.edu

“I joined the MOL program because of my interest in personal and professional growth. I want to become someone who can a difference in industry and develop innovative solutions. I want to use my technical and business knowledge to make big decisions and move the world forward. After graduation, I want to join the renewable energy industry, so I can play my part in moving the world towards a more sustainable future.”

Portrait of Michael Serago. 

Michael Serago
Hometown: Royersford, PA
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University, Berks
Undergrad Major: Information Sciences and Technology
Email: mds5530@psu.edu

“With my IT background, joining the MOL program was a no brainer, in the sense that I could merge my undergrad experience with business skills. Having that new set of tools will advance me in an organization to lead projects and manage my team members more effectively. With the small class environment, all the MOLs are family and are willing help you out with any questions you may have.”

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Jai Singh
Hometown: New Delhi, India
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University
Undergrad Major: Information Sciences and Technology
Email: szs5896@psu.edu

“I have had previous internship experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Google, and Keysight Technologies. I am pursuing IT/Management consulting as a career path and therefore wanted to complement my technical background with a solid business foundation. I found the MOL program to be a perfect fit for my goals.”

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Aaron Stricker
Hometown: Lewistown, PA
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University
Undergrad Major: Information Sciences and Technology
Email: aps5376@psu.edu

“I wanted to merge my strong technical background with my desire to work in a more client focused business setting. Thus, I wanted do this program as a way to become a consultant or something similar.”

Portrait of Brian Umbach. 

Brian Umbach
Hometown: Huntington, NY
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University
Undergrad Major: Industrial Engineering
Email: bju5018@psu.edu

“I wanted to enhance my business skills that weren’t established in Industrial Engineering. Industrial engineering is supposed to use engineering principles in a business setting and I wanted to further my understanding of business to be a good candidate for a company.”