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SMM Summer Edge

Want to get a head start on other incoming students at Purdue University?  Let SMM assist your transition into the Krannert School of Management through our Summer Edge program!  The SMM Summer Edge is an opportunity for incoming Krannert students and freshmen entering Exploratory Studies to network with important offices within the School to gain more insight into resources available at Purdue and understand all of the academic and career opportunities offered to students pursuing a business degree.  The five-week, virtual program meets every Thursday afternoon from 3 to 4 PM Eastern Time.  Meet current students (sophomores able to discuss success strategies for Freshman year), corporate executives, Krannert staff, and other new students to our business school!  View this summer's agenda below and register to participate TODAY!

Summer 2021 Agenda

Sophomore Student Panel
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 3 PM EDT

Sophomores like Anyssa Mujica discuss their successful transition into Krannert, student resources (e.g. supplemental instruction, CAPS, and Disability Resource Center), and popular student activities on campus (e.g. SMM, The Black Cultural Center/Black Student Union, and The Latino Cultural Center/Latinx Student Union) and within Krannert (e.g. The Management Ambassadors, School of Management Employers Forum, and the Barbara G. Doster Leadership Conference).


Anyssa Mujica

Hometown: McAllen, TX

Major: Marketing

2021 Internship: Evonik Industries


Corporate Executive Presentation (optional)
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 2 PM EDT

Hear from Sam Valenti regarding his career journey and current role at L3Harris Technologies as the Vice President of Engineering.  Want to know how to make yourself standout from other students at career fairs?  Want to know what qualities corporate representatives are looking for in employee candidates?  Want to learn about career opportunities at L3Harris (a Fortune 200 company)?  Learn all of the above from Mr. Valenti!

Connect with Krannert
Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 3 PM EDT

Meet with offices and program leaders within Krannert including the Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management, the Krannert Communication Center, the Krannert Undergraduate Study Abroad Office, and the Larsens Leaders Academy.  First-generation students can connect with the Horizons Student Support Services office to learn what offerings they provide.


Horizons Student Support Services

Krach Leadership Center, Room 329
1198 Third Street


Jerry S. Rawls Hall, Suite 3029
100 South Grant Street


Kick-it with KPDC
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 3 PM EDT

Meet the Krannert Professional Development Center to learn about the career services they provide, get introduced to CareerBound, and hear tips on how to navigate your internship search while a business student in the Krannert School of Management.  

Topia Thursday
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 3 PM EDT

Meet other incoming Krannert students in our Topia virtual world!  See who's from the West coast, East coast, Southwest, Southeast, and the Midwest.  Compare first semester schedules and find study mates for your first year of Purdue courses.  See what dorm everyone is staying in and make life-long friends before you take one step on campus!  


SMM Office
Krannert Building, Suite 361
403 West State Street

Meet SMM During Boiler Gold Rush
Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 1-3 PM EDT

After spending a summer with SMM, stop by and meet us in person when you arrive on campus!  Visit the Society of Minority Managers office on the third floor of the Krannert Building from 1 to 3 PM and network over Insomnia Cookies!  Get connected to SMM and learn about their planned events for the fall semester.  You definitely don't want to miss their annual corporate networking reception!  

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