Everyday People: Kevin Schuyler

Student trustee, Lion Ambassador, and Blue & White Society leader Kevin Schuyler embraces a full schedule.

Photo of Kevin Schuyler standing between large pillars in front of building by Cardoni



After graduating from high school, Kevin Schuyler couldn’t decide between majoring in science or business. Then he was accepted into the Eberly College of Science BS/MBA program, which supports the rigorous study of both curricula. “I didn’t have to sacrifice either interest,” he says. Schuyler’s focus is biochemistry and statistics; after he earns his biology degree next May, he’ll spend another year on campus to complete his MBA in the Smeal College of Business.



The program requires work outside of the classroom—experiences that, Schuyler says, have really accelerated his professional development. “The whole design of the program is to set students up for success through business-focused roles in science industries,” he says. This summer, he interned at Merck to create supply chains for products in their pipeline. Before that, he worked remotely in a yearlong co-op for Johnson & Johnson that focused on strategic transportation.



In July, Schuyler began his two-year term as Penn State’s student trustee. “I’m hoping to have a net positive impact,” he says, adding that he’s looking forward to connecting with students across the commonwealth.



Schuyler thrives in leadership roles. He’s served on executive boards for both Phi Chi Theta business fraternity and the Blue & White Society, the student chapter of the Alumni Association. He also volunteers as a Lion Ambassador and has helped organize the S-Zone for home football games: “It can be challenging to coordinate 32 rows of college students with 300-plus T-shirts,” he jokes. “But it’s always worth it.”



After completing his MBA, Schuyler might pursue consulting—“You can learn so much about business in so little time,” he says—before going into to the pharmaceutical industry or a science-focused company.  


Hometown: Hatfield, Pa.

Claim to fame: Newly appointed Penn State student trustee

Hobbies: Traveling, such as recently visiting Italy with a college roommate, and spending time outdoors, fishing, or playing disc golf.

Favorite class: Organic chemistry (CHEM 210) taught him the value of problem-solving skills in the real world: “The scientific method can easily be applied to business scenarios.”