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Aug 08, 2014
Community

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
Community

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.

Aug 08, 2014
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

For MBAs at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business who are passionate about creating a better world through business, it can be hard finding internships with social enterprises and nonprofits. Many of these organizations lack the budget to pay MBAs competitively, which often deters efforts to recruit MBAs.

Aug 08, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research

The Smith School's world-class faculty are routinely quoted in leading business and other media, while Smith's innovative programs and research projects also receive attention.

Aug 08, 2014
Community

Roundabout Path

No Role Model, No Excuse 

A business mentor would have been helpful for Cara Weikel, MBA ’12, during her high school or undergraduate studies.

“My skills and my interests were well-aligned with business,” she said. “I just had no idea. Business just was not on the radar because I had no role models at all in business.”

Instead, she gravitated toward something familiar, working for three years as a middle school chemistry teacher before realizing she might have an

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