CEO@Smith Speaker Series
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CEO@Smith Speaker Series
In an industry where curveballs are thrown at you every day, the customers are the loudest and craziest, and your clients can have career-ending emergencies any minute, staying on your toes is not recommended, it’s required. The business of sports is a business unlike any other, and because of this, working in it necessitates a unique set of skills and talents. On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, the Smith School held an all-star panel discussion that dove deep into the lanes of the sports business industry as part of the offerings of the Sports Management Fellows Program.
Javazen, which blends coffee with teas and superfoods for “a healthier caffeine boost,” topped five other entries in the 11th annual competition, established by Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank -- in collaboration with his alma mater and founding "university partner" the University of Maryland. The finals took place Thursday, April 7, 2016, at UMD’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Javazen founders and UMD graduates Eric Golman ’15 (economics and environmental science), Ryan Schueler ’14 (marketing), Aaron Wallach ’14 (kinesiology and exercise science) took home the grand prize, which includes $75,000, in-kind services and guidance from top business leaders, and the prestigious Cupid’s Cup title.
Don’t doubt your potential, alumni women executives told the next generation of talent at the fifth annual Women Leading Women conference March 31, 2016, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
As the Smith School celebrates it’s annual Women’s Week, March 28-April 1, one Smith alumna is encouraging women to rate the female-friendliness of their workplaces. Kate Ward, MBA ’04, was president of the Graduate Women in Business club while at Smith.
People know about Tiger Woods, who stormed the 1997 Masters Tournament and dominated the PGA Tour for the next several years. “It was a truly seismic moment in the tour,” ESPN sportscaster and University of Maryland alumnus Scott Van Pelt said March 4, 2016, during a daylong symposium on race, social class and professional golf. “Galleries started looking more like America.”
On Feb. 16, 2016, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted an extraordinary event designed specifically for Smith’s professional community. The inaugural event, dubbed “Exploring the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry,” was highlighted by a fireside chat with Wendy Herrick, Unilever's VP of Supply Chain U.S., followed by a faculty dinner with company representatives, an executive panel, and an enticing networking opportunity for Smith students and alumni.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business presents the Fifth Annual Women Leading Women event on March 31, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in Van Munching Hall. Women Leading Women celebrates fearless female Terp trailblazers in business and is open to all Smith and University of Maryland women, including alumnae, faculty, staff and students, their guests and friends.
“The Social Enterprise Symposium has become the University of Maryland’s premiere event on social enterprise and social entrepreneurship, and we are dedicated to exploring the connection between economic prosperity and lasting social and environmental change,” said Christine Beckman, director of the Center for Social Value Creation at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, as she welcomed attendees to the Eighth Annual Social Enterprise Symposium (SES). The event was held at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union in College Park, Md., on March 4, 2016.
Join Baltimore area Smith alumni for an evening of networking and discussion.