News at Smith

Jul 29, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

In this edition, Kevin Hannigan, MBA Candidate 2017, lets us in on what it's like to work as an intern at Fannie Mae in Herndon, VA.

Jul 28, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

A Forbes survey last week revealed 69 percent of its respondents have played Pokémon Go during work hours. Meanwhile, SHRM issued a bulletin to advise companies on managing employees who have been among the one in 10 Americans who own smartphones since the game’s July 7 U.S. launch. "The game is distracting to a degree, but it also reveals gamification principles that increase productivity that managers can appreciate,”

Jul 28, 2016

Research firm Gartner projects 25 billion sensor devices will be connected to the Internet of Things by 2020. This includes components in U.S. military supply chains, where counterfeiters can embed sensors to compromise national security and cause extensive economic damage. Smith School graduate Rich Fitzgerald recently wrote a guest column at Military Embedded Systems calling for the Department of Defense and its suppliers to brace

Jul 27, 2016

Verizon’s $4.8 billion cash purchase of Yahoo positions the telecom giant to fulfill its longstanding goal to be a player in online media and advertising, says Smith School marketing professor P.K. Kannan. Meanwhile, Smith School professor David Kass says Berkshire Hathaway investors have given the deal a vote of confidence, which bodes well for Verizon's value and stock prices.

Jul 22, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

In this edition, Mohamed Boraie, MBA Candidate 2017, lets us in on what it's like to work as an associate marketing manager at Campbell's Soup Company in Camden, NJ.

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