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On Smith Business Close-Up: How Friends’ Success Can Help You Get a Job

Jun 25, 2009
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

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Broadcast Dates: 
Thursday, June 25, 2009, 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, June 28, 2009, 7:30 a.m. 
Monday, June 29, 2009, 4:30 a.m.

If it seems like you and everyone you know is looking for a job, it might actually help your search if your friends have success landing a position.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Upwith the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Cynthia Kay Stevens, associate professor in management and organization, talks about her research that finds peers’ success predicts success in job searches.

Dr. Stevens is an associate professor of human resource management and organizational behavior. Her research focuses on recruitment and interviewing, job search and choice, behavioral skills training effectiveness, decision making in top management teams, and the creation of intellectual capital through strategic use of human resource management practices. Her work has appeared in both academic and applied journals, and she has consulted with numerous businesses on human resource issues including leadership development, performance management systems, executive coaching, and organizational diversity initiatives.

Smith Business Close-Up is co-produced by the Robert H. Smith School of Business and Maryland Public Television. The television segment focuses on the latest thinking in business management, and features in-depth interviews with Smith School faculty and other members of the school’s community of business leaders.

Where to watch
Smith Business Close-Up can be seen bi-weekly on Maryland Public Television's Your Business and Money. The program airs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and is repeated the following Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and Monday at 4:30 a.m. on public television stations throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region, including:

 WMPB-TV (Ch. 67), Baltimore 
 WMPT-TV (Ch. 22), DC metro/Annapolis 
 WCPB-TV (Ch. 28), Salisbury 
 WFPT-TV (Ch. 62), Frederick 
 WWPB-TV (Ch. 31), Hagerstown 
 WGPT-TV (Ch. 36), Oakland

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.