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Aug 18, 2014
Community

Everyone, Together

A Conversation for Entire Organizations 

Switching careers requires careful planning. The challenges multiply when a person tries to jump from the nonprofit sector to business. Becky Eisen, MBA ’12,  faced both scenarios when she came to the Smith School.

Aug 08, 2014
Community

New scholarships, alliances and program innovations will expand opportunities for women at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, which already offers a range of initiatives designed to empower aspiring female managers.

Aug 08, 2014
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

For MBAs at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business who are passionate about creating a better world through business, it can be hard finding internships with social enterprises and nonprofits. Many of these organizations lack the budget to pay MBAs competitively, which often deters efforts to recruit MBAs.

Aug 08, 2014
Community

Roundabout Path

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

Aug 08, 2014
Community

Work-Life Harmony

Manager Learns to Blend Multiple Roles 

Sherika Shaw Ekpo, MBA ’09, made her time count at Smith.

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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.

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