News at Smith

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

Aug 08, 2014
Community

Work-Life Harmony

Manager Learns to Blend Multiple Roles 

Sherika Shaw Ekpo, MBA ’09, made her time count at Smith.

Aug 08, 2014
Community

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.

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