A team of students in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business will serve as consultants for a call-to-action campaign as part of continuing efforts to restore New Jersey shore communities still affected by Superstorm Sandy.
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.
This fall, twenty-one MBA students at the Robert H. Smith School of Business worked on semester-long consulting engagements with Amtrak, The National Aquarium and Remain Home Solutions. All of these organizations aren’t social ventures, but each contracted students to explore a social impact component of their organization.
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The holiday season is a boom time for the sale of consumer electronics, which means it’s also prime time for retailers to push extended-service contracts onto their customers. The contracts lengthen the terms of manufacturers’ warranties — for a hefty fee. Consider that Best Buy right now is charging $310 to insure a $480 laptop against spills, drops or other damage for three years.