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Business Experience for Undergraduates (BEU) University Park Campus

The BEU Program is a collaboration between the Smeal College of Business and the College of Engineering to provide business entrepreneurship and management experience for engineering undergraduate students. The BEU program provides a unique opportunity for engineering students to learn the skills needed to be entrepreneurial leaders in adaptive, globally-minded, technology-savvy companies.

On completion, students will have a working knowledge of traditional and non-traditional ways for identifying new products and business opportunities. Students will also learn how to assess the market potential of new products and services, key competitive factors, customer segmentation, and how to produce a convincing business plan to obtain internal or external financing and launch a new venture. 

Program Description:
The program will include ten (10) engineering students. Eligible students will be at least 4th semester standing at time of application. Students will be enrolled in a 3-credit course – the cost of which is covered by the program. Selected students will also receive a $1200 stipend in the form of scholarship. 


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When you apply, you must also upload a one page statement addressing the following questions:

-       In 250 words or less: How do you think knowledge of business fundamentals and entrepreneurship would help you become a successful engineer?

-       In 100 words or less: What are your career goals and objectives? What do you see yourself doing as a professional, in a work-related field, five years from now?

-       In 250 words or less: Please describe something you have accomplished, or achieved, that you are proud of?

If you have questions contact Erin Hostetler ( or Cindy Reed ( with the College of Engineering in the Office for Student Research and Engagement. 



The Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion assists women and multicultural students in the pursuit of their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our support system of faculty and staff encourages current students to become involved with our programs and student organizations.

Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion

College of Engineering

211 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4287