Career Services

Welcome to HireSmith!

HireSmith

HireSmith is the one-stop resource for recruiting with the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Whether you’re looking for a job or looking to hire, the HireSmith Career Portal puts a wealth of information at your disposal.

Powered by MBA Focus, HireSmith is a full service resource for employers, students and alumni.  Our employers search for ideal candidates to fill their business needs. Smith students and alumni conduct job searches, reach out to our coaches, and sign up for our career events.

Employer Services

Are you a current employer recruiting with Smith?

We recently transitioned the HireSmith portal from another vendor to MBA Focus, the market leader in b-school recruitment technology. To access that site, please click on Employer Access here.

  1. Go to the 1st Time Users Section and Click on Create a New Account
  2. Read and Accept the Terms & Conditions
  3. You must create a unique username and password. To insure uniqueness, we strongly recommend using your email address for your username. We have pre-loaded many employer contact records into our new system.  Your email address is your identifier.  If you use the email address that we have on file for you, your new login account will be connected to your existing data, which saves you time!
  4. Review your Contact Information and hit Save. 

**Important** Update your visibility to students by updating the “Share contact Information with Students” question.  Yes – allows the students to search and view your information and No allows your information to remain confidential.  

If you would like to reserve your recruiting dates for the Fall, you can do that there 

  • Go to On Campus Requests Tab
  • Select Type: Interview Full-Time Position, Interview -  Internship Position, Single Company Event, Multi-Company Event (RSVP for our Career Fairs) or Office Hours
  • Accept the Recruiting Policies
  • Enter your Request Information
  • An email will be sent to inform you of your confirmed date. 

Are you new to Smith or to HireSmith.net?

Thank you for your interest in our students! MBA Focus succeeds in connecting leading employers with students and alumni from the world's top-ranked graduate business schools. Our exclusive school partnerships and industry-leading recruiting products make us the #1 choice of companies seeking business leadership talent.

Go to Employer Access here.

  1. Go to the 1st Time Users Section and Click on Create a New Account
  2. Read and Accept the Terms & Conditions
  3. You must create a unique username and password. To insure uniqueness, we strongly recommend using your email address for your username.
  4. Review your Contact Information and hit Save. 

**Important** Update your visibility to students by updating the “Share contact Information with Students” question.  Yes – allows the students to search and view your information and No allows your information to remain confidential.  

Current Students

All current students please click here to access the NEW Hiresmith portal.  Your accounts were imported from the past platform into our new system. You will need to use your Directory ID and password (same as Testudo).

Alumni Access

All graduates from the Smith School of business keep access to HireSmith for life.

Click here to access your account. You will simply use the built-in login account system whereby you have a username and password with MBA Focus.   First-time users simply click ‘Create Account’ to get started.  There is also a ‘forgot my password’ function for people who may have been in the system a while ago and forgotten their login info.

2012 Undergraduate Senior Survey Results

Career Fair

Response Rates

  • September 2012 Response Rate: 622/723=86.0%
  • May 2012 608/723=84.1%

 

N

TOTAL CLASS

RESPONDENTS ONLY

SEEKING ONLY

Placed

400

55%

64%

75%

Still Seeking

136

19%

22%

25%

Not Seeking

86

12%

14%

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No Info

101

14%

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Salary Data

Smith School of Business Undergraduate Average Salary

  • September 2012: $52,878 (of respondents reported salary N= 308)
  • May 2012: $52,885

2012 Business Major National Average

  • $51,541 (Source: NACE Salary Survey, September 2012)

Average Signing Bonus 2012

  • September 2012: $11,093

Average Salary by Major

Major

Respondents Reporting Salary

Sept 2012 Average Salary

National Average Salaries*

May 2012 Average Salary

Accounting

101

$53,706

$50,400

$54,079

Finance

78

$56,226

$52,800

$56,324

Information Systems

19

$57,763

N/A

$57,763

International Business

15

$43,667

$32,900

$43,667

Management

4

$38,700

51,300

$39,100

Management Entrepreneurship*

3

$33,333

N/A

$33,333

Marketing

47

$48,298

$52,000

$48,298

Operations Mgmt.

14

$53,750

N/A

$54,625

Supply Chain

N/A

$53,463

N/A

$54,540

*Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Salary Survey September 2012. N/A indicates that NACE did not report an average starting salary for this major in September of 2012.

Geographic Location Where Students Found Jobs  

Location

May & September 2012

Northeast (Includes ME, VT, PA, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA

15%

Mid-Atlantic (Includes PA, MD, DC, VA, WV, DE)

76%

South (NC, SC, KY, TN, GA, FL, AL, AR, LA, MS)

3%

Southwest (CO, AZ, TX, OK, NM)

1%

Mid-West (WI, MO, KS, IA, MN, NE, MI, OH, IN, ND, SD, IL)

4

West (WA, TX, CA, HI, OR, AK, UT, NV, WY)

8

Islands/Territories (VI)

0

Contact Us

Office of Career Services:
Administrative Suite – 2520
Recruiting Suite – 2570
Main phone number: 301-405-2301

Office of Career Services Team Directory

Jeffrey Kudisch, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Corporate Relations,
Managing Director, Office of Career Services
Suite – 2520 301-405-9540
Julie Krakower
Assistant Director, Budget & Operations
Suite – 2520 301-405-6592
Jennifer Kinder
Director, MBA Career Programming &
Leadership Development
Suite – 2520 301-405-0167
Jeanne Fineran
Manager, Hospitality & Operations
Suite – 2570 301-405-8648
Sandra Staub
Technology Manager
Suite – 2520 301-405-1781
Customer Account Management
Cynthia O’Brien
Associate Director, Customer Account Management
Suite – 2570 301-405-9496
Carson Billingsley 
Strategic Relationships and Outreach Coordinator
Suite - 2530 301-405-2605
Shannon Broughton
Customer Account Coordinator
Suite – 2530 301-405-8652
Lizeth Gonzalez
Customer Account Manager
Suite – 2530 301-405-0444
Luke Dieguez
Customer Account Coordinator
Suite – 2530 301-405-6224
Employer & Business Development
Tucker Ophof
Director, Employer & Business Development
  301-852-3466
Stephen Bennett
Assistant Director, Employer & Business Development
Suite – 2520 301-405-8840
Employer Relations & Industry Advising
Dori Jamison
Director, Employer Relations, Consulting
Suite – 2570 301-405-3653
Marcelo Barros
Associate Director,
Employer Relations for International Students
Suite – 2570 301-405-9491
Kasandra Gunter Robinson
Assoc. Director, Employer Relations, Marketing &
Social Value Creation
Suite – 2570 301-405-8234
Dolores Daly
Assoc. Director, Employer Relations, Finance
Suite – 2570 301-405-9486
Jeff Stoltzfus
Assoc. Director, Employer Relations,
Technology & Entrepreneurship
Suite – 2570 301-405-7668
Undergraduate Student Programming & Talent Management
Ashlee Kerkhoff
Director, Undergraduate Student Programming
Suite – 2520 301-405-9475
Courtney Bigger
Associate Director, Undergraduate Student Programming
Suite – 2520 301-405-1335
Judy Martinez
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programming
Suite – 2520 301-405-0306
Erin Fields Saddler
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Career Curriculum
Suite – 2520 301-405-8833
Career Coaches – Part-time MBA Talent Management & Career Coaching
Erika Harrigan
Assistant Director,
Part-time MBA Career Consultant / Shady Grove
  301-887-7707
Jeff McKinney
Assistant Director,
Part-time MBA Career Consultant / DC
  202-898-0750
Dave Gent
Assistant Director,
Part-time MBA Career Consultant / DC
  202-842-4915
Career Coaches – MS Talent Management & Career Coaching
Nicola Daniel
Assistant Director, MS Finance
VMH - 4450 301-405-9674
Suzanne LAmoureux
Assistant Director, MS Supply Chain Mgmt. &
Information Systems
VMH – 3344 301-405-9889
Moneca Surida-Clyburn
Assistant Director, MS Career Programs
Suite – 2520 202-898 0750
Angela Vaughn
Assistant Director, MS Accounting
VMH – 4333S 301-405-4812
Career Coaches – EMBA
Rachel Loock
Associate Director, EMBA Career Coaching, Programming and Outreach
Suite – 2520 301-405-5399

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