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Apr 24, 2014
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5 Master of Finance students and 3 MBA students from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business are in Bangladesh April 16-26, 2014 on a one-week mission with the World Bank to explore the possibility of expanding rural electrification through solar energy micro-grids. 

Yesterday, students met with Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus at the Yunus Center. 

"We were all very excited to meet Dr. Yunus. It is a precious experience for us to meet the most celebrated personnel in Bangladesh," said Tao Wang, a 2014 MFin candidate...

Apr 23, 2014
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On Thursday, April 17, 2014, MBA students at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business had a chance to show off their skills outside the classroom at the Fourth Annual “Smith’s Got Talent” event.

Classmates, faculty and staff gathered outside of Van Munching Hall to watch the students showcase their talents. The performances included everything from singing and dancing to comedy sketches.  

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Apr 23, 2014
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A team of full-time, first-year MBA students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business captured second place in the 22nd edition of the Fisher Invitational Case Competition at Ohio State University.

Brendan Collins, Bini Dawit, Nadine Payne and Katie Tedrow represented Smith among 11 MBA programs. Competitors represented Big Ten Conference schools, plus programs from the University of Rochester and Washington University in St. Louis.

The April 10-12 event marked Smith’s debut appearance. A team from...

Apr 22, 2014
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For spring break (March 2014), 156 MBA and undergraduate students traveled to Brazil, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, and the United Arab Emirates for a variety of study abroad experiences offered by the Office of Global Initiatives at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Nearly 70 MBA students studied abroad in Europe and Latin America while nearly 90 undergraduates participated in courses in Europe, Latin...

Apr 21, 2014
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It was a sultry summer evening in New York City. Mike Cerrone ’06  was out for dinner with fellow Terps John Williams ’02, John Brennan (Computer Science ‘06) and friend Warner Siebert in the Village. The restaurant’s wait list was long, the bar was full, and when Brennan asked the host to text him when their table was ready so the group could go get a beer elsewhere, he received a flat ‘no.’ As the...

Apr 21, 2014
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Smith’s Mayer Fund Celebrates 20 Years

“The good news,” says Mayer Fund portfolio manager Ryan Turner, “is this year we made over $300,000. The bad news is we don‘t get to keep a penny of it.” 

Turner is one of the 2014 Mayer Fund’s 11 fund managers, all second-year MBA candidates who collectively manage the 20-year-old fund’s investment portfolio. The oh-so-real money they make is added to the fund’s total assets, but what students...

Apr 18, 2014
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Consulting in Latin America

Pratik Dixit BS ’13 (finance, information systems) could have chosen a glamorous study-abroad locale such as Amsterdam, Dubai or Paris. Instead, he jumped at a 12-day consulting opportunity in rural Nicaragua.

Calling it a “perfect blend of service and business,” Dixit says, “Having this experience on my resume helped me say I’ve done real consulting work. …...

Apr 17, 2014
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Malcolm Gillian

Malcolm Gillian ’95, MBA ’00, has always been a snappy dresser. That’s what you’d expect of the CEO of Second Button, a bespoke shirt company headquartered in New York City. 

Gillian didn’t start out to be a maven for fashionable custom-made shirts. After graduating from the Smith School’s undergraduate program, he played professional indoor soccer for a few years with the...

Apr 16, 2014
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Meet Doug Wink, renaissance man. Maryland National Guardsman. Smith Global Equity Fund analyst. Tailor. Human trafficking researcher. Epic proposal planner. Drug-busting prosecutor. And most of all, world traveler. 

If Smith gave an award for most traveled student, Doug Wink would surely be a leading contender for the title. With 65 countries under his belt, Wink, MBA/MS ’14, UMD ’03 is one of Smith’s most intrepid adventurers. He has traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and most points in between. 

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Apr 16, 2014
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Brenda Freeman

WHAT I DO: Chief Marketing Officer, Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media, Turner Broadcasting Inc. Manage a multimillion dollar budget and staff of 140 people; responsible for marketing, creative and strategy for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, seen in 100 million households.

EDUCATION: Majored in chemical...

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