Ryan Mace, MBA 2015

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Focus: Marketing

Undergrad School: University of Maryland College Park

Employer Before Smith: Director of Business Development at a staffing agency

“Smith is not just a name on a building; it is a brand you will carry with you for the rest of your life.”

Why did you choose to attend the Smith School of Business? 

Admitted Student Weekend I witnessed something that was very different from the other MBA programs.

I was also impressed with the rankings of the faculty and the speed at which the school is progressing and climbing up the rankings. 

In your opinion, what makes the Smith MBA program unique? 

The uniqueness comes from the people. I visited many different campuses and nothing could compare with the student community at Smith. The student body seemed like a large team that was going in one direction: up. Also the Office of Career Services is amazing and has a great reputation. 

What advice would you give to future Smith MBA candidates? 

To do your research on what the program has to offer as a “whole” person, not just a robot getting prepared for a job. The Smith school welcomes all types of individuals yet pushes everyone to be one team. Smith is not just a name on a building; it is a brand you will carry with you for the rest of your life.  And behind that brand is integrity, community, passion, and success.