Experiential Learning

Real-World Learning Opportunities

Smith’s approach to business education incorporates hands-on learning opportunities into every discipline, every program, and every area of the school. From finance to marketing to human capital management and all points in-between, Smith allows you to test your skills and knowledge in real-life situations. You’ll apply the business fundamentals and state-of-the-art techniques you’ve learned in the classroom to help solve the critical business challenges facing today’s organizations.

Whether it’s consulting for corporate, government or non-profit clients, or managing a $3 million investment fund, the experiential learning and actual business cases at Smith prepare you for real-world challenges and opportunities.

Take advantage of the dynamic business and technology markets in the Washington, DC/Northern Virginia/Baltimore region and explore these opportunities!

Student Travel Logs


In April 2014, students from the finance department traveled to Bangladesh on a one-week mission with the World Bank to explore the possibility of expanding rural electrification through solar energy mini-grids.