News at Smith


Aug 08, 2014

Thinking Globally

International Perspective Shapes Gender Discussions

Chinese expatriate Stella Liu, MS ’13, had the full support of her parents when she arrived in the United States to study business at the Smith School.

“My parents seldom hinder my decisions,” she said. “There was no one standing in my

Aug 08, 2014

Hushed Questions

Insights from a Shared Cup of Coffee 

Brenda Freeman, MBA ’92, arrived at Pepsi as a young professional with marriage and children still in her future. Like many businesswomen, she wondered how these personal decisions would affect her career.

One woman who seemed to have the answers was Pepsi’s chief operating officer, a mother of three. “How did she do it?” Freeman asked herself.

Aug 08, 2014
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

In this issue of the Smith Report, Tristan Williams, MBA Candidate 2015, tells us about working as a corporate decision support intern at Air Products and Chemical Corporation in Allentown, PA.

Aug 08, 2014

A Seat at the Table

Three Keys to Transformational Leadership 

At work Donna Blackman, EMBA ’10, manages a team of 60 finance professionals. At home she manages two children.

Navigating the dual roles requires skill, but Blackman does not claim to have a secret recipe for work-life balance. “You cannot have it all,” she said. “Not all the time.”

Aug 08, 2014

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.


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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