Business and policy leaders looking for answers in the transformed world of social media need research that balances academic rigor with relevance, the Academy of Management’s new president-elect told participants Aug. 3, 2014, during the group’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.
No Role Model, No Excuse
A business mentor would have been helpful for Cara Weikel, MBA ’12, during her high school or undergraduate studies.
“My skills and my interests were well-aligned with business,” she said. “I just had no idea. Business just was not on the radar because I had no role models at all in business.”
Instead, she gravitated toward something familiar, working for three years as a middle school chemistry teacher before realizing she might have an
Manager Learns to Blend Multiple Roles
Sherika Shaw Ekpo, MBA ’09, made her time count at Smith.
A New Norm
Rising Generation of Women Shifts the Conversation
Fulbright Scholar Stephanie Graf ’14 never saw herself as a barrier breaker when she came to the Smith School as an undergraduate student. She has an analytical mind and aptitude for business, so she enrolled as a double major in finance and marketing.
The Reluctant Radical
Boundary Spanner Puts Civil Rights Act to the Test
Retired KPMG partner Terry Iannaconi, MBA ’78, did not start her career looking for a fight. As a new college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, she just wanted a job in 1965.
About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, MS in business, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.