“You don’t need to leave the United States to develop a global mindset,” said sophomore supply chain management and international business major Stefanie Kilyk after attending Smith’s Global Mindset Colloquium Celebration on Dec. 5, 2014.
Smith students, faculty and staff came together to celebrate International Education Week 2014, a week dedicated to sparking global conversations.
Read these tips from Smith students to see how studying abroad can broaden your global mindset and help you tackle the job market, both internationally and domestically.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Oct. 13, 2014) — A new $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business through 2018.
In May, twenty students learned about entrepreneurship in a European context while studying in Munich, Germany and London, England. Over the course of the 3-credit, 2-week program, students visited international corporations, interacted with local entrepreneurs and enjoyed the beautiful sights in both cities.
Right after spring final exams, 10 undergraduate students at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business traveled to Sydney, Australia, with Mary Harms, a clinical associate professor of marketing. The program began with an intensive two-week global marketing course taught by Harms and culminated with eight-week internships at companies such as PwC, Chubb, Otis, Nielsen, 3M, and the Greater Western Sydney Giants.
On June 12-13, 2014, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the first in-person meeting of the Executive Roundtable on business school global initiatives, a by-invitation-only group of heads of international education offices at top-tiered business schools. The group shared best practices in global business education, examined assessment tools typically used to measure global competencies, and envisioned the “next generation” of global programs.
Twelve high-achieving undergraduate students from the Robert H. Smith School of Business spent thirteen days in May in Cape Town, South Africa, as part of Smith Stars, an outreach program for underrepresented students. With a focus on social change and innovation in a South African context, the program provided the students with opportunities to engage with the local community of Cape Town, explore cultural and historical landmarks, and learn from local social enterprises and changemakers in the country.
As part of a multi-disciplinary, international consulting practicum offered by the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, ten graduate students ventured to Sri Lanka in May 2014 to spend three weeks consulting with small business owners and government agencies.