Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan Area
The DC Experience
Life at Smith means enjoying what the nation's capital has to offer. View it as
seen thru the lens of this MBA student video.
The Baltimore/Annapolis/Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia region is an
unparalleled center of international business, finance and government. The
area is home to Northern Virginia’s high-tech corridor, Maryland’s leading
biotechnology companies and Washington, D.C.’s local and federal government
agencies. This combination of resources makes Smith the ideal place to
pursue your MBA.
Smith’s College Park, Maryland campus is just minutes away from Washington,
D.C., which offers an abundance of networking options through the region’s
technology councils, professional conferences, and entrepreneurial events.
Take your management skills to the next level through internships and team
consulting projects with government agencies, leading regional and global
organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies.
Outside of class, you’ll find Washington’s historic attractions, museums,
national monuments, theatre, hotels, restaurants, shopping, free annual events
and visitor services unrivaled by any other American city.
Annapolis, with its beautifully preserved historic buildings and bricked
downtown streets boasts historic charm. Also a boater’s paradise, the city
ranks as the “Sailing Capital of America” and hosts the country’s largest
in-water boat show each October.
About 25 minutes to the north, Baltimore serves as the region’s financial and
industrial hub. Baltimore’s business community offers vast opportunities
to gain experience in banking, manufacturing, legal services and health care.
After work and school, visit Harborplace, an expansive pedestrian promenade
featuring shops, restaurants, the acclaimed Maryland Science Center, and the
National Aquarium in Baltimore.
Northern Virginia is next door to our nation’s capital, yet has kept its own
character reminiscent of colonial times, rambling plantations, equestrian farms
and cobblestoned streets leading to quaint taverns, chic shops and historical
Maryland’s Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Bay
The entire region offers incredible geographic diversity. Smith is
close to the beautiful beaches of Maryland’s Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Bay,
where you can explore natural wonders in any number of state parks, water
trails, and wildlife refuges. Take in the historic sites, the rural heritage, and the recreational activities of
boating, fishing, going to the beaches - and of course - Eastern Shore Crabs and
Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley
To the west lie the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley, boasting
one of the most beautiful valleys in the eastern United States, as well as
spectacular whitewater rafting, hiking and fishing.