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Smith Business Close-Up: Today’s Job Market and How We Are Preparing Students

May 13, 2012
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

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Thursday, May 10, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 13, 2012, 7:30 a.m.

Taking on the current job market can seem a bit daunting, but with the right preparation candidates can set themselves apart.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Jeff Kudisch talks about how the school is helping students prepare to take on the job market —including innovative activities such as an improv workshop to build communications skills.

Kudisch is the managing director of the Office of Career Services at the Smith School and a faculty expert in leadership, negotiations and human capital management. He has a PhD in industrial and organizational psychology and he co-founded Personnel Assessment Systems, Inc., a human resource consulting firm specializing in executive assessment and leadership development.

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. 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
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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.