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.
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.
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
Manager Learns to Blend Multiple Roles
Sherika Shaw Ekpo, MBA ’09, made her time count at Smith.
A New Norm
Rising Generation of Women Shifts the Conversation
Fulbright Scholar Stephanie Graf ’14 never saw herself as a barrier breaker when she came to the Smith School as an undergraduate student. She has an analytical mind and aptitude for business, so she enrolled as a double major in finance and marketing.