Undergraduate Program

Sophomore Global Mindset Consulting Colloquium




The Sophomore Global Mindset Colloquium is aimed at students who want to develop a deeper understanding what constitutes a global mindset, and learn more about global sectors of business. Students will apply global mindset 

techniques and global business practices to address real-world business situations. Aimed to ready students to address contemporary global business issues, this program is open to all majors.

Kristin LaRiviere will be directing the program, with EY professionals teaching course material.


Curriculum-1 semester program

BMGT298F: Global Mindset Consulting Colloquium*

*Course will require substantial out of class commitment due to consulting project


Previous course material included:

  • Regulatory Considerations
  • Global Human Capital
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Culture and Communication
  • Determining What Makes Good Business Sense

Semester Consulting Project

At the beginning of the semester, students will be placed in teams. Each team is given a specific company and a region/country said company is considering for market expansion. Based on the information presented in class and independent research, groups are tasked with answering the question: “Should your company expand into your given market based on what you learned in class and independent research?”

Throughout the project, teams will also work with EY “mentors” to help provide insights and feedback.


  • Must be entering second year at Smith during Fall 2015 semester
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • All Business majors are encouraged to apply
  • Must have completed 75% of Smith Start Events 


Application Process

The Global Mindset Colloquium is an application-based course. Applications for the Fall 2015 cohort will be available early Spring Semester 2015.

Questions? Contact Kristin LaRiviere (klarivie@rhsmith.umd.edu).