On Monday, April 18, 2016, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the annual Smith Business Honors Convocation dinner at the Riggs Alumni Center to celebrate graduating seniors and welcome newly admitted Business Honors students.
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh has a guarantee for young professionals starting their careers. “Whatever you think, whatever you imagine, I can assure you one thing: It won’t be that,” he said Wednesday during a NewDay USA Enterprise and Leadership Forum at the University of Maryland. Harbaugh said winning teams and individuals must prepare for adversity, which hit the Ravens hard in 2015. “The thing that we held onto
Project manager Chau Hegg, OMBA ’15, knew her Smith School program would be challenging. But she got an extra surprise during the first week of classes. “Right after the opening residency, I came home and discovered I was pregnant,” says Hegg, who also has undergraduate and graduate degrees in industrial engineering. “Suddenly it made sense why I was so hungry when they fed us steak.” She already had three children at home, plus a new job at Fannie Mae in Reston, Va. But the working mother didn’t panic. Instead, she sat down with her husband and figured
Word spread quickly about the Smith School’s online MBA program, launched in January 2014. After attracting 70 students during the inaugural year, enrollment more than doubled to 158 in 2015.
Smith undergraduates Kirk Morris and Hamza Choudery both landed dream internships in summer 2015 with Facebook. The current juniors will return to the social networking giant this summer for another internship as part of the 37-person inaugural cohort of the two-year Facebook University for Business program.