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Dec 05, 2018
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On November 30, 2018, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship and the Center for Social Value Creation hosted the inaugural Hult @ UMD, a local edition of the Hult Prize, the largest student competition for social good in the world. Competitors in the Hult Prize focused on this year’s challenge to “develop an idea to provide 10,000 jobs to young people within the next decade.” The winner of Hult @ UMD will advance to the regional semifinals in Boston in March 2019, where they will compete with other aspiring student social entrepreneurs for a chance to...

Nov 05, 2018
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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Natalie DiFelice, class of 2020 writes about the second Lunch & Learn session of the 2018–19 school year, hosted by the Center for Social Value Creation on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Oct 18, 2018
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Undergraduate student Kevin Li, class of 2019, interviewed Naresh Kachoria as part of his 2018 summer internship experience with the Center for Social Value Creation at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Oct 18, 2018
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Undergraduate student Natalie DiFelice, class of 2020, writes about the Corporate Champions event, which kicked off the first full school year of programming for the new Coalition for Better Business, hosted by the Center for Social Value Creation on Thursday, September 18, 2018, at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Sep 21, 2018
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Undergraduate student Kevin Li, class of 2019, interviewed Nazat Dowla as part of his 2018 summer internship experience with the Center for Social Value Creation at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Sep 21, 2018
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Natalie DiFelice, class of 2020, writes about the first Lunch & Learn session of the 2018–19 school year, hosted by the Center for Social Value Creation on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

May 30, 2018
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business proudly presents its 15th annual Summer Reading List for Business Leaders, as recommended by faculty members. The 2018 edition covers everything from blind spots in statistics to the power of habit. Smith School professor Nicole M. Coomber recommends “How to Have a Good Day,” by Caroline Webb. “In this book Webb walks you through a number of science-based techniques to have better days at work,” Coomber says.

Apr 26, 2018
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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On March 27, 2018, the Center for Social Value Creation hosted a Lunch & Learn for students interested in impact investing. The event featured Rob Stevens, a Portfolio & Investment Associate with Accion Venture Lab. Stevens discussed the impact investing space, the changing global consumer market, and the various points of entry into the field. While the definition of impact investing remains nuanced among industry professionals, generally speaking, impact investments are those made to companies, organizations, and funds with the intent to...

Apr 16, 2018
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On March 3, 2017, Kara Gordon, now a junior double majoring in supply chain management and marketing, attended the Social Enterprise Symposium (SES) in Van Munching Hall.

Mar 14, 2018
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Hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, and staff gathered in Van Munching Hall on March 9, 2018, to discuss and celebrate trailblazing social value creation initiatives at the 10th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium (#SES18), hosted by the Center for Social Value Creation at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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