Corporate Engagement

In a global marketplace driven by sweeping social and economic forces and rapid and continual advances in technology, the corporate community is a vital partner to the Smith School’s ability to prepare smart, savvy business leaders who can handle change, think on their feet, work collaboratively, and improve the markets and communities they serve. Strategic investment in our students, faculty, and Centers of Excellence will generate a strong return for corporations and organizations across a wide spectrum of industries.

Through programs and initiatives, such as corporate partners programs, experiential learning programs, student projects, case competitions, training and development workshops, faculty research, and scholarships, corporations can gain visibility and build brand awareness, gain valuable insight into their own work, and help to advance their respective industries.

We invite you to learn more about the many ways you can partner with Smith to enhance the “Smith Experience” for all our students and gain unique opportunities to engage with our students, world-class faculty, and the greater UMD community.


Career Fair by the Office of Career Services

Infuse your talent pipeline with exceptional Smith Terps through the Office of Career Services.

Work with our Employer Relations (ER) Team to customize recruiting strategies to connect with Smith talent for full-time, part-time, or internship opportunities. ER assists with planning, preparing and executing on-campus interviews, virtual interviews, events, career fairs, networking sessions, and other engagements to connect students with potential jobs. Use our online portal, HireSmith, to post jobs, register for our undergraduate career fair, and request on-campus interviews for our fall and spring recruiting seasons.

I’ve had the privilege to partner with the Smith Office of Career Services team for a number of years. Everyone at College Park and Shady Grove has not only been welcoming but always eager to work with my ‘out of the box’ ideas to engage with students each and every semester. Their commitment to the student and employer experience is visible in the flawless organization and execution of events and all-encompassing career preparedness programming.

Anita Galiano Senior Campus Recruiting, CohnReznick

We love recruiting at Smith. The faculty and staff do a wonderful job preparing the talented students for work after school. We are grateful for our wonderful partnership with Smith!

Anthony Jablonoski PwC, Mid-Atlantic Campus Recruiting


Through strategic investment, gain visibility and build brand awareness, receive valuable insight into your own work, and help advance your respective industry. 

Engage in the Classroom

Smith Live Case

Challenge students to provide innovative solutions to complex business problems. Students get to network with professionals, connect course content to top companies, and hone their business acumen. Contact Assistant Dean for Alumni & Corporate Engagement, Nicole M. Coomber at for more details.

Undergraduate Student Projects: QUEST Honors Program

Provide a team of exceptional business, engineering, and science undergraduates with a hands-on project focused on improving processes, driving productivity, and reducing costs for your company. QUEST offers two types of project partnerships: data analysis and capstone. Contact QUEST Assistant Director Jessica Roffe at for more information.

Learn More: QUEST

For many years, QUEST students have provided Northrop Grumman with a fresh perspective for solving some of our business challenges. Using QUEST’s recommendations, Northrop Grumman has improved productivity and streamlined processes, which resulted in cost savings for the company.

Bryan Buckland Senior Director, Finance, Northrop Grumman

MBA and Master's Programs Student Projects 

Prepare students for career success by giving them an opportunity to solve complex, real-world business problems. Students demonstrate their skills and knowledge by working collaboratively in small teams with external partners to develop a product or set of recommendations. Submit a project using our submission form. Contact Assistant Dean for Alumni & Corporate Engagement, Nicole M. Coomber at for more details.

Engage with the Office of Career Services Corporate Partners Program

Corporate partnership is vital to the Smith School’s ability to prepare smart, savvy business leaders who can handle change, think on their feet, work collaboratively and improve the markets and communities where they serve. Our corporate partners are typically the most engaged and visible companies at the Smith School. This high level of visibility creates brand awareness and recognition by students, faculty and the university community of your commitment to business education at the University of Maryland. To learn more about partnering with our Office of Career Services, contact John Aronowitz at

Engage with Smith Centers of Excellence

Pitch Dingman Competition

Smith’s Centers of Excellence serve as the intersection of scholarship and the marketplace, putting breakthrough research at the service of students and companies. Through events, programs, and research, each of our centers immerses our students in complex and evolving marketplaces in which success depends on critical thinking, creativity and entrepreneurship. For more information about how your company can elevate your brand, engage with students and faculty through innovative programs, and research with our Centers of Excellence, contact John Aronowitz at

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