Focus Area: Human Capital
Undergraduate School: Bowie State University
Employer Before Smith: Bowie State University and Board of Child Care
“What makes Smith unique are its resources, including one of the best Office of Career Services in the nation.”
Why did you choose to attend the Smith School of Business?
I chose to attend Smith because it is a top tier business school that promotes a collaborative environment, encourages entrepreneurial thinking, and provides students with international opportunities. I also decided to attend Smith because I enjoyed my interactions with members of the Smith community at several admissions’ events. During my decision process I had the opportunity to meet students, staff and faculty members; all were friendly people and spoke highly about their experiences at Smith. Lastly, I chose Smith because I felt that I could have the biggest impact at the school versus other institutions.
In your opinion, what makes the Smith MBA program unique?
Smith is unique because of the culture and the resources that are available. Smith promotes a collaborative culture by focusing on team dynamics and encouraging collaboration, Terps helping Terps. This aspect of Smith is unique and differs from other top MBA programs. What also makes Smith unique are its resources, including one of the best Office of Career Services in the nation with outstanding career coaches. Smith also has distinguished centers, like the Dingman Center of Entrepreneurship, that promotes specific areas of interest for business students. Another resource is the Smith Experience—a platform for experiential learning. Lastly, we have nationally recognized, outstanding faculty that are invested in the Smith community.
What advice would you give future Smith MBA candidates?
“Faber est quisque postremo suae; every person is an architect of their own future”. As an architect of your life, each Smith MBA candidate will have the opportunity to build and craft his or her experiences and to support his or her ultimate career goal or business school objective.