Maryland Smith Blogs


2019 Smith Cohort
December 6, 2019 - 1:49pm

Before joining my first-year cohort at Smith, I had created an infallible 5- and 10-year plan for how my career and professional life would develop. Or so I thought. By February, the plans had changed entirely. That's when I transitioned from planning for a part-time MBA to receiving an opportunity to attend Maryland Smith full-time with a scholarship.

December 6, 2019 - 1:39pm

People everywhere know Colgate-Palmolive.  

The New York-based consumer products company is a leader around the globe. Its brands, among the world’s most recognizable household names, are sold in more than 200 countries and territories. In fact, the Colgate brand can be found in more than 62% of homes around the world – more than any other brand. Its Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Palmolive, Ajax, Softsoap and Hill’s Pet Nutrition are trusted and relied upon by consumers.

December 6, 2019 - 8:09am

Finals are coming, finals are coming! It’s officially finals season for Term A and as a first-year MBA student, here are some tips to help you get through this first wave, and the waves to come.

Lean on your classmates

Photo of woman biting on pencil by via Unsplash
November 29, 2019 - 1:52pm

If you were at the top of your game and submitted an early application for Robert H. Smith School of Business graduate programs starting in Fall 2020, first-round notifications begin issuing soon, in December and January.

So, what should you consider if you’re accepted to graduate school? 

Double Terps Justin Ferguson and Jasmine Snead
November 25, 2019 - 4:08pm

It’s a quintessential University of Maryland love story.

Justin Ferguson and Jasmine Snead first met on the University of Maryland College Park campus in 2015. He was studying communications. She was studying political science and African American studies. He liked structure and planning. She liked to decide as she went along.

November 24, 2019 - 8:35pm

My first MBA term flew by more quickly than I ever could have anticipated. The number of late nights and long hours spent studying for courses that challenged me over the past few months outnumbered any term I spent in my undergraduate program. I know, without any hesitation, I could not have succeeded without the support from a tight-knit cohort – a cohort filled with people I genuinely enjoy.

November 24, 2019 - 6:20pm

Successfully completing a two-year MBA program can be difficult. But when you are expecting a child, the demands on your time can pose even more of a challenge. According to its class profile at University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, the 2019-2020 full-time MBA cohort averages 30 years of age. That means many students are faced with the additional challenge of balancing new additions to their families while going through the program.

November 14, 2019 - 9:29pm

Ask a second-year MBA student what advice they’d give to someone who’s just secured their MBA internship, and you’ll hear “network.” Also, build a project timeline, solve problems and think critically about what you want to be known for.

November 13, 2019 - 4:11pm

Oh, what a semester it has been. With all the homework, exams and projects, plus the job hunt, the past few months have been busy. But finally, there is hope: Thanksgiving and winter break are around the corner.

Below are a few tips to take advantage of your upcoming break:

November 8, 2019 - 1:23pm

If you’ve spent a lot of time on assigned teams (hello, MBA students), you know that some people are a nightmare to work with and other people a dream.

Want to be one of those dream team members? Do this:



Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are blogging about their experiences related to the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business every day. Learn from those who know Smith best...

Smith Student Blogs

Office & Center Blogs

Faculty and Staff Blogs

Global Study Trip Blogs

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.

Robert H. Smith School of Business