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October 22, 2019
The Maryland Smith MBA Guide To Lunch
The almighty chicken nugget. Find it at Rudy’s Cafe at the Robert H. Smith School of Business in College Park, Maryland.   No matter how busy life gets as a University of Maryland graduate student,…
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October 17, 2019
Presidential Tools Every DC-Area MBA Should Know
If you’re going to get an MBA in or around Washington, D.C., it’s not a bad idea to know a few things about local history. A lot can be learned from 243 years of collective U.S. leadership experience…
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October 15, 2019
The Importance of Happy Hour
The MBA program is serious work. With classes, homework, team projects and the 10 million other things on your to-do list, taking a break might seem like the last thing you should do. That’s most…
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October 11, 2019
Productivity Hacks for the MBA Student
It’s a challenge all MBA students face: There is so much to do in so little time. When you begin Maryland Smith’s rigorous full-time MBA program, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But as your first year…
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October 8, 2019
The power of presentation
Ground your feet. Relax your hands into a resting position. Center yourself. Breathe.  Then begin. I was never someone who struggled with public speaking. I grew up in my local community theatre and…
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October 2, 2019
5 Things I Learned from the National Black Career Conference
Career conferences are an integral part of the internship and job searching process. The first big one to hit this year was National Black MBA Conference in Houston. I made the trek down there to…
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October 2, 2019
3 Tips for Creating a Standout Resume
Let’s face it, the ultimate goal for completing your MBA is to get a job; not just any job, but the job of your dreams. To get that, you need a knockout resume – that one singular, sheet of paper…
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September 30, 2019
Relearning how to be a student as an MBA Candidate
I wrote previously about the journey to realizing the MBA was the right degree for me. Even with the thought and intentionality behind my decision, I've spent the first several weeks of my first…
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September 23, 2019
Why You Should Give Yourself a Snow Day (No Matter What Time of Year It Is)
Don’t worry, the fall season isn’t over yet. Last week, I caught up with an old friend. Despite travel, a new position at work and countless other things going on, she had time to talk. And somehow,…
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September 20, 2019
An MBA’s Guide to a Better Job Interview
Among the many essential things you’ll learn as an MBA is how to put your best foot forward in a job interview. You’ll get expert advice and mentoring, as well as access to a ton of resources. I…
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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by the bloggers are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Robert H. Smith School of Business or the University of Maryland. The Smith School is not responsible for the accuracy of the information supplied in the blogs.

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