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Penn State Great Valley

"I had an idea to build my own app"

After competing in esports professionally for 10 years, Rob Ambrose leveraged University resources and graduate coursework to launch his own app, allowing players, coaches, and analysts to strategize.
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An MBA Tailored to Busy Professionals

Penn State Great Valley's AACSB-accredited MBA is now extended across the Philadelphia region — allowing graduate students to spend more time learning and less time commuting.
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Building confidence and a sales strategy

A data mining course allowed Jackie Markle, a first-generation college graduate and data analytics student, to strategically apply what she's learned in the classroom to her daily life.
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Big data lab research provides students with competitive advantage

Two Master of Information Science students will graduate with job offers thanks to their studies and hands-on research analyzing tweets during the recent election.
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Professional development courses contribute to promotion

After being assigned to a new project team, Laura Materi enrolled in the project management certificate program. As she gained experience both in the classroom and at work, she sat for the PMP® exam and received a promotion.
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Latest News

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Penn State Smeal introduces new director of excellence in teaching and learning

The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Janet Duck as its director of excellence in teaching and learning, a newly formed role to benefit Smeal’s fast-growing portfolio of professional graduate programs.
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Penn State police to serve free refreshments to employees this summer

Penn State police officers across Pennsylvania will host events for Penn State employees this summer featuring a variety of refreshments, from free coffee to pizza to ice cream and more.
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Penn State police to serve free refreshments to employees this summer

Penn State police officers across Pennsylvania will host events for Penn State employees this summer featuring a variety of refreshments, from free coffee to pizza to ice cream and more.

Nominations sought for Graduate School Alumni Society awards

The Graduate School Alumni Society is accepting nominations at this time for three recognition awards—the Early Career Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Humanitarian Award.
Rob Ambrose, Penn State Great Valley software engineering student

Student leverages coursework, University resources to launch esports app

Former professional esports player Rob Ambrose launched his own app for teams, coaches and analysts to discuss and draw strategies on in-game maps. A software engineering student at Penn State Great Valley, he competed — and won — the campus’ inaugural Lion Cage pitch competition. There, he discovered the University’s resources available to student entrepreneurs.
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Penn State faculty receive Fulbright awards for 2019-20

Penn State has a long tradition of Fulbright success. Nine Penn State faculty members have been awarded for the 2019-20 cycle.