News at Smith

Oct 14, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Dingman Center Angels (DCA) is making a push to bring in more investors and hear more pitches from the University of Maryland alumni community.

Oct 14, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Networking and negotiating over dinner is part of doing business, but the rules for success can be difficult to master. A couple hundred Smith School freshmen got a crash course in how to navigate high-stakes dining on April 23, 2015, from Etiquette Institute of Washington director Crystal Bailey.

Oct 14, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Development banker Evelyn Hartwick, EMBA ’10, knew little of the world outside El Salvador when she arrived in the United States at the start of a civil war that tore apart her country in the 1980s. She was 17, fresh out of high school and alone in a foreign place.

Oct 14, 2015

Improvisation and contingency planning are fundamental to business survival because challenges can appear at any turn ­— like in a zombie apocalypse, Smith School professor Oliver Schlake says.

Oct 14, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit

Two-time Smith Terp Dave Trebilcock ’89, MBA ’96, knows a thing or two about wine. And he’s putting that knowledge to good use in his business venture, GrapeSeed, a company that uses a crowd-funding model to supply the exclusive wine it provides its customers.

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