Wednesday, January 28, 2009
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Roosevelt Hotel
45 East 45th Street
(Corner of Madison Avenue)
New York, NY 10017
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Public Relations Associate
University of Maryland Business
School Connects Alumni with Career Options
New Initiative Adds New York Presence, Boosts Career Services
College Park, Md. – January 13, 2009 — The University of
Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is bolstering its alumni career
services and has added a dedicated alumni career coach and New York-based
resources to help business managers hard-hit by the economic downturn. The
initiative, dubbed “Smith Connects,” is geared to provide help with job searches
and networking while strengthening the sense of community among alumni
confronted with uncertainty in the current economic climate. Available services
include continuing education and networking opportunities to enhance resume
writing and job searches, targeted recruiting and job postings, one-on-one
career counseling, and specialized opportunities for those most impacted in the
financial services industry and New York City area. “Smith Connects” includes:
Dedicated alumni career
coach – Malcolm Munro, assistant director of alumni career services, is
available at 301-405-4095,
email@example.com, to assist with resume writing, job search, coaching
and other career advice.
Career workshops –
“Finding a Job in a Tough Economy” will be held on Jan. 14 at the Smith School’s
D.C. campus in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
Additional events will be held on Jan. 28 in New York at The Roosevelt Hotel and
in February in Baltimore. The workshops, open to all University of Maryland
alumni and friends, teach new tactics in career management, help job-seekers
create an action plan, and provide an opportunity to network.
Smith Alumni Network
– Job postings specifically for alumni with more experience are listed on the
“Careers” Web page. Alumni can update individual profiles to enter search
criteria such as industry, company, state, graduation year, and more to build
New York-based career
assistance opportunities – A partnership with a human resources
consulting firm will allow Smith School alumni to access career services locally
at a subsidized rate to include workshops, individual consultations and access
to a worldwide jobs database.
“We are dedicated to helping our alumni navigate this uncertain economy and
we want to provide the most useful services and resources, both now and in the
future,” said G. “Anand” Anandalingam, dean of the Robert H. Smith School of
Business. “It is important that our former students know they can turn to us at
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 13 colleges and schools at the
University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate,
full-time and part-time MBA, executive 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 on three continents — North America, Europe and Asia.