Smith Holds Undergraduate Networking Night
Office of Undergraduate Studies at University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith
School of Business hosted an Undergraduate Networking Night on October 12, 2010.
The event was organized to put the undergraduate students in touch with employers
from top recruiting companies and alumni. Distinguished alumni and speakers from
many top companies – Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Capital One, McKinsey, UBS, Constellation
Energy, Northwest Mutual, Lockheed Martin, and First Annapolis – attended the event.
The diverse backgrounds of these guests helped students to learn about different
industries and functional roles in corporate management, wealth management, entrepreneurship,
banking, operations management, accounting, risk management, and consulting.
The night started off with a panel of speakers addressing the general topics
involved with internship search process for students. Speakers shared their insight
from their own internship experiences as well as recruiting processes. They talked
about different ways to find an internship and explained what recruiters look for
in a candidate. They also had some useful suggestions on how to make the most out
of these internships.
Students and alumni then moved to Van Munching Hall’s Executive Meeting Space
for speed networking. Students could rotate among the tables where the alumni were
stationed, allowing every student to speak to the guests in the most convenient
manner. The alumni and the other notable guests from top companies stressed upon
the importance of networking and offered their personal insight into internship
process. Students had a chance to talk about their concerns and make some useful
connections with this prestigious group of professionals.
In addition, here are
some of the general takeaways that students left with after the night:
Nabeel Jawad, MBA Candidate 2011, Smith Media Group