A strategy firm founded by former Bill Clinton speechwriters has recognized a recent graduate from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business for “giving one of the best undergraduate student commencement speeches of 2016.” Rachel George, who completed dual marketing and English degrees in spring 2016, won second prize in the West Wing Writers inaugural Mortarboard Awards.
In this edition, Emmy Robichaud, MBA Candidate 2017, lets us in on what it's like to work as a summer executive associate at M&T Bank in Buffalo, NY.
Democrats and Republicans are calling to reinstate a version of the Glass-Steagall Act, which from 1933 to 1999 separated investment banking (underwriting, issuing and distributing financial instruments like stocks and bonds) from commercial banking (deposit-taking and lending) activities. Are legislators about to break up the big banks? Don't count on it, say professors Cliff Rossi and Phillip L. Swagel
Walls of yellow lockers have popped up at Shoppers grocery outlets around Maryland, dwarfing the Redbox machines that customers have grown used to seeing near store entrances. The lockers belong to Amazon, which is giving the option of ordering online and then picking up in store. Smith School marketing professor Jie Zhang says the strategy helps address key limitations of online retailing.