Clubs and Extracurricular
The Center for Social Value Creation partners with student clubs at the
undergraduate and graduate levels to empower student leaders with cutting-edge
opportunities. We also provide coaching and support for case and business plan
competitions. Have an idea for something we should be involved in? Send an
e-mail and let us know! A
representative selection of student clubs and competitions are featured below.
AshokaU Terp Changemakers
(Graduate and Undergraduate)
In 2008, the University of Maryland was selected as the inaugural "Changemaker
Campus" in partnership with
Ashoka, a global association of
leading social entrepreneurs. Since then the Terp Changemaker team, led by our
Center and comprised of students from across the larger University of Maryland
campus, has worked to create, refine, and strengthen social entrepreneurship
teaching, research, and student engagement across campus. The Terp Changemakers’
vision is to create a movement at the University of Maryland where in all
students recognize the relevance of social entrepreneurship approaches to their
individual interest areas and passions. The club is open to all. For more
or send an email.
Download “Changemaking 101: A Student Guide
to Social Entrepreneurship”
Net Impact Club (MBA
Net Impact at Smith offers two distinct chapters for both MBA and
undergraduate students. The club serves as a hub for both academic and
career-oriented activities related to developing a broader perspective of
leadership and entrepreneurship. Through guest lecturers, student discussions,
interactive workshops, and community volunteering members explore new business
models and methods to exert a positive impact upon our environment. In 2011 the
Graduate Student Net Impact Chapter achieved Gold Chapter standing, an honor
bestowed on only 13 percent of the more than 180 graduate student chapters
across the country.
Energy Association (Graduate)
The Smith Energy Association (SEA) is composed of FTMBA, PTMBA, and EMBA
Smith students with insight and interest in the energy industry. They aim to
provide access to industry experts as well as networking opportunities within
the Baltimore/D.C. greater metropolitan area. Smith MBA Energy Association seeks
to educate and provide context for this next generation of leaders. At the
crossroads of government regulation and massive infrastructure investment, the
D.C. region is unparalleled for the opportunity it provides.
Emerging Markets Association (Graduate)
The Emerging Markets Association's (EMA) mission is to educate the campus
community about the phenomenal growth of the private sector taking place in
emerging economies. The EMA is committed to hosting events of interest to the
MBA community by inviting distinguished faculty within Smith and leaders
currently working at outside companies and organizations. Ultimately, the EMA
seeks to provide a platform for education for those wishing to pursue careers in
Global Business Society
The Global Business Society (GBS) promotes the concerns of
internationally-minded students at the University of Maryland in the areas of
business through programs and events designed for their interests. It strives to
increase international recruiting and spread awareness for international
business through events such as employer presentations and international
Entrepreneurial Development (Undergraduate)
The Network for Entrepreneurial development (NED) is dedicated to connecting
entrepreneurial minded students of all majors to talent, resources, and
opportunities both on and off campus. We work to foster entrepreneurial
relationships and partnerships among students with a wide variety of ideas and
skills; we promote, showcase, and instruct students how to use entrepreneurial
resources both on and off campus; and we provide opportunities to learn and
experience entrepreneurship through a wide variety of speakers and local start
up and case competitions. Undergraduate students of all majors are encouraged.
NED is sponsored by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship in the Robert H.
Smith School of Business.
BUSINESS AND CASE COMPETITIONS
Business plan and case competitions centered on social
responsibility, social entrepreneurship and sustainability are offered
worldwide and present students with an opportunity to be recognized as
leaders. We encourage students to develop or refine their business ideas
and to sharpen their case writing skills by entering competitions.
The following is a partial list of opportunities sponsored by universities and
other organizations. For more information on deadlines and registration
eligibility, visit the official competition websites.
University of Maryland Competitions & Funding
Business Plan Competitions
* Denotes a competition in which Smith students
placed in top rankings
Know of a competition that is not listed here?
Contact CSVC to add it.