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Smith Experience

What’s Your Story?

When you complete any MBA program, you will be armed with the business skills needed to help you get ahead in your career. You’ll know more acronyms than you ever thought existed, be able to talk about the current economic situation with critical insight, manipulate an Excel spreadsheet with all of the short-cut keys, and be able to create a first-rate PowerPoint presentation in minutes.

With an MBA degree you will get ahead – but what do you need to stand out from the crowd? That’s where The Smith Experience program comes into play: we take the rigorous toolkit that will always be fundamental to the MBA curricula and add experiential learning projects that allow you to customize your MBA experience to integrate and strengthen broad competencies. And we give you a story to tell!

The Smith Experience program contains a broad range of experiential learning opportunities. The projects give you a hands-on opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom on a “real-world” challenge. The Smith School of Business partners with companies from the diverse Washington, DC metro area and also with organizations located around the world. For Smith MBA students who participate, The Smith Experience program offers unique outcomes that you can reference when an interviewer asks you to describe your leadership, teamwork, analysis, communication skills, etc. The Smith Experience program will give you a story. What’s your story?

1. Consulting

Rob Franklin

2. Global

Lina Montoya

3. Social Value Creation

Sarina Gerson

4. Investing

Nathan Groce

5. Entrepreneurship

Derek Shewmon