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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:

November 4, 2019 - 11:48am

In your MBA career, and after, you’ll be working on a lot of teams. They'll include people from different backgrounds, with different strengths, and different workstyles. You’ll want to set up these teams for success so you can grow as an individual and as an effective team member.

Here's how.

David Rubenstein (at right) speaks at Politics and Prose on Tuesday, Oct. 29 for the release of his new book, “The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians.”
October 31, 2019 - 1:41pm

The greater Washington, D.C., metro area is a hub of activity. It’s an international city. The opportunities to meet people and find educational events are nearly endless. In the second year of my MBA program, I finally have time to enjoy more of what D.C. has to offer.

October 30, 2019 - 11:58pm

I grew up in the suburbs in North Carolina and got my bachelor's degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. But it wasn't until I left Raleigh, N.C., to pursue a job in New York City that I realized how impactful diversity can be when it comes to shaping my own perspectives. Hearing about cultures, religions and values that differed wildly from my own shaped my understanding of the world, of people and of business.

On the hunt for the right internship.
October 28, 2019 - 12:36pm

The internship search can seem pretty daunting at first for an MBA candidate. With so many opportunities to choose from, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

Here are a few tips that can help you with your search:

Start your search early: Getting a head start with your research can help you be better prepared to tackle the internship search head on. The more time you are able to allocate to the internship search, the better off you will be in the long run.

Chicken nugget
October 22, 2019 - 1:54pm

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, hunger is one constant. It strikes every day around lunchtime. So, what’s hungry student hard at work inside the Smith School of Business to do?

We have the answer. These on-campus and near-campus food options will help keep your hunger at bay: 



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