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Penn State University

State College, Pennsylvania Area

Office of Admissions Contacts

Penn State Undergraduate Admissions

201 Shields Building, University Park, PA 16802-1294

Telephone: +1 (814) 865-5471  Fax: +1 (814) 863-7590

How this university ranks
From LinkedIn University Rankings


for MarketersUndergraduate #17
for DesignersUndergraduate #23
for Media ProfessionalsUndergraduate #23


Penn State University statistics (Alumni data based)


Where they live

Greater Philadelphia Area - 63,795
Greater New York City Area - 34,108
Greater Pittsburgh Area - 27,224
State College, Pennsylvania Area - 26,514
Washington D.C. Metro Area - 20,550

Where they work

IBM - 1,074
Deloitte - 859
Vanguard - 818
PNC - 809
Merck - 795

What they do

Operations - 36,139
Sales - 32,348
Engineering - 29,259
Education - 28,254
Information Technology - 19,818
Research - 19,569
Entrepreneurship - 18,800
Finance - 17,630

What they studied

Business Administration and Management, General - 20,731
Marketing - 14,437
Finance, General - 14,416
Psychology - 12,669
Accounting - 11,931
Mechanical Engineering - 11,220
Economics - 10,861
Electrical and Electronics Engineering - 10,699

What they’re skilled at

Microsoft Office - 74,574
Leadership - 69,786
Management - 64,405
Customer Service - 63,898
Microsoft Excel - 57,050
Public Speaking - 53,815
Project Management - 47,846
Strategic Planning - 46,067

Notable alumni

Barry Gilmore


CIO, L'Oreal America's

Senior MIS Director at Merial, Ltd (JV of Merck & Rhone Poulenc)
VP, Information Technology at L'Oreal USA, L'Oreal Paris Business Unit
VP, Information Technology, Consumer Products Division at L'Oreal USA, Inc.
MS, Industrial Engineering 1986 – 1988


Brian Olsavsky


SVP, Chief Financial Officer at

VP Finance - International Retail at Amazon
Chief Financial Officer at Amazon
VP Finance - WW Logistics at Fisher Scientific
B.S., Mechanical Engineering
1981 – 1985


Justin Lambeth


EVP & Chief Marketing Officer at Corner Bakery Cafe

Brand Management at Nabisco
EVP & Chief Marketing Officer at Corner Bakery Cafe
Marketing & General Management at HJ Heinz
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Economics
1987 – 1991


Karen Quintos


Senior Vice President & CMO of Dell, customer advocate, modern marketing evangelist, & champion of women in technology

VP, Global Public Marketing at Dell
Vice President, Operations and Technology at Citigroup
Director of Packaging at Merck
BS, Supply chain
1981 – 1985



Penn State University Recommendations to apply

WE ARE....Penn State Proud!

I was very blessed to have received my business education at Penn State! My degree has opened so many doors for me and I live, breath, and love Penn State! I'm proud to be a part of a long standing excellent standard of education and passion that all alumni carry with them on a daily basis. Thank you Penn State for making me the servant leader that I am today.

Craig FaragalliLogistics & Supply Chain Servant Leader "seeking local senior leadership opportunity"
Logistics & Supply Chain Servant Leader "seeking local senior leadership opportunity"
1990 – 1994, Bachelor's degree

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