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. Connect with any ambassador here.

Smeal MOL Ambassadors
Class of 2021
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Ritika Bafna
Hometown: Madhya Pradesh, India
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University
Undergrad Major: Information and Cyber Security
Previous Industry: IT Project Manager, Penn State
Send an email to connect with Ritika

I have always been passionate about bridging the gap between technology and business. I chose the MOL program to build my business acumen, allowing me to clearly and persuasively represent technology driven business ideas. As a result, extending the reach of technology.

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Clayton Tisot
Hometown: Marlton, NJ, USA
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University
Undergrad Major: Civil Engineering
Send an email to connect with Clayton

I chose the MOL program as it fit perfectly into my future career plans. My goal is to get into construction management roles after graduation. My research into the industry indicated that one need business skills to progress in the career. It just made sense to me to acquire these skills now.

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Jasmine Jackson
Hometown: Gainesville, FL, United States
Undergrad Institution:  Penn State University
Undergrad Major:  Economics & African Studies
Previous Industry:  Analyst, Third Bridge
Send and email to connect with Jasmine

I wanted to further my education and open up the realm of possibilities when it comes to career opportunities. I was drawn to the entrepreneurial dimensions of the MOL curriculum as I felt it will complement me in my efforts of co-building and operating a Clinical Psychology Private Practice. 

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Ryley Lehew
Hometown: Indian Head, MD, USA
Undergrad Institution:  Penn State University
Undergrad Major:  Animal Science
Previous Industry:  Farm-handing
Send an email to connect with Ryley

I joined the MOL program to gain much needed business experience. While I had leadership experience in the past, I liked the idea of continuing that growth. I felt during these challenging times I can further upskill myself by being part of the program.

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Jessica Oney
Hometown: Tannersville, PA USA
Undergrad Institution:  Penn State University
Undergrad Major:  Computer Science
Previous Industry:  Application Development Intern at Vanguard
Send an email to connect with Jessica

I love the fast-changing environment of the technology industry but after 3 internships, I realized I did not want to be a software engineer/developer. My goal is to become a project manager or a consultant and use my computer science skills to solve "people problems" in the tech industry. 

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Minxi Wang
Hometown: Beijing, China
Undergrad Institution:  Indiana University - Bloomington
Undergrad Major:  Human Resources Management
Previous Industry:  Operations/Special Projects Intern at The International Center of Indianapolis
Send an email to connect with Minxi

I wanted to elevate my managerial skills. I am also very confident that the rich MOL program’s curriculum will help me build the skills I need to be successful professionally. Also, I am considering doing a dual-degree with Business Analytics, and MOL is a perfect foundation for it.

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Salvatore Prevosto
Hometown: Sayville, NY, United States of America
Undergrad Institution:  Penn State University
Undergrad Major:  Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Previous Industry:  Assistant Manager at the Grove Hotel & Ice Palace
Send an email to connect with Salvatore

After the pandemic hit I lost my job. I used this as an opportunity to further my education in the management, field of work I intend to be in. I believe that the MOL program will provide me with useful business skills that is needed to build a successful career in management.

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Owen Blaschak
Hometown: Dillsburg, PA, USA
Undergrad Institution:  Susquehanna University
Undergrad Major:  Biology
Send an email to connect with Owen

 After my research, I felt that MOL Program will help me gain business knowledge, which will complement with the technical skills I learned from my undergrad. I think that learning about Management and Organizational Leadership will put me on a fast track to be a leader within my workplace shortly after graduating from Penn State.

 

Olivia Gettle
Hometown: York, PA
Undergrad Institution:  Penn State University
Undergrad Major:  Middle Level Math Education
Send an email to connect with Olivia

I wanted to blend my math education background with business knowledge to transition into a role in human resources. The MOL program gives students the opportunity to explore multiple aspects of business as well as hone critical skills. I also chose to pursue the MOL program because of the Smeal faculty and Penn State's vast alumni network.

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Sarah Ramsey
Hometown: Pleasant Hill, CA, USA
Undergrad Institution:  Rowan University
Undergrad Major:  Chemical Engineering
Send an email to connect with Sarah

While I loved studying engineering for my bachelor's degree, I did not want to work in a chemical plant for my whole career. I knew through MOL Program, I would be able to sharpen my soft skills, acquire business knowledge, and be exposed to many new career fields, which would prepare me for my professional life after graduation.

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Luka Kelly
Hometown: Chantilly, VA
Undergrad Institution:  Penn State University
Undergrad Major:  Psychology
Previous Industry:  Undergraduate Research Assistant
Send an email to connect with Luka

I wanted to use the psychology and neuroscience knowledge I gained from my undergrad in a corporate setting. I want to be on the more cutting-edge side of the industry – preferably neuro-based consulting. The MOL program drastically improves my chances of making this desire a reality.

 

Abeer Alghamdi
Hometown: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Undergrad Institution:  The Pennsylvania State University
Undergrad Major:  Economics
Previous Industry:  Insurance agent, Alvarado Consulting
Send an email to connect with Abeer

I wanted to learn to adapt and work well in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing the quality of my work and academic performance. So far, I am learning a lot about being quick and efficient since MOL is a 1-year program.

 

Matthew Deutch
Hometown: Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University
Undergrad Major: Tourism Management
Previous Industry: Sales Associate Manage
Send an email to connect with Matthew

With a Smeal MOL degree I hope to be able to broaden my job search to industries outside of the crippled sports and entertainment field. I chose the MOL program to gain a more in-depth business education that I can take to whatever organization I find myself at.