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Aug 08, 2014
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The Reluctant Radical

Boundary Spanner Puts Civil Rights Act to the Test

Retired KPMG partner Terry Iannaconi, MBA ’78, did not start her career looking for a fight. As a new college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, she just wanted a job in 1965.

Aug 08, 2014
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Thinking Globally

International Perspective Shapes Gender Discussions

Chinese expatriate Stella Liu, MS ’13, had the full support of her parents when she arrived in the United States to study business at the Smith School.

“My parents seldom hinder my decisions,” she said. “There was no one standing in my

Aug 08, 2014
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Hushed Questions

Insights from a Shared Cup of Coffee 

Brenda Freeman, MBA ’92, arrived at Pepsi as a young professional with marriage and children still in her future. Like many businesswomen, she wondered how these personal decisions would affect her career.

One woman who seemed to have the answers was Pepsi’s chief operating officer, a mother of three. “How did she do it?” Freeman asked herself.

Aug 01, 2014
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

In this issue of the Smith Report, Gwen Gurley, MBA Candidate 2015, tells us about working as a marketing intern at Distil Networks in Arlington, VA.

Jul 31, 2014
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

On June 12-13, 2014, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the first in-person meeting of the Executive Roundtable on business school global initiatives, a by-invitation-only group of heads of international education offices at top-tiered business schools. The group shared best practices in global business education, examined assessment tools typically used to measure global competencies, and envisioned the “next generation” of global programs. 

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