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Impact Consulting Fellowship

The Impact Consulting Fellowship is a two-month-long remote project open to all undergraduate, MBA and master's students at the University of Maryland. Over the course of the fellowship, students will work in teams to help solve pressing business challenges for real impact-driven organizations.

Painting a Picture of Hope in the DMV

As Busboys and Poets founder Andy Shallal, MBA ’19, fixed a shattered window from a break-in at his restaurant chain’s Anacostia location, he found an opportunity to turn his misfortune into inspiration.

After staring at the black piece of plywood that now occupied his window space, Shallal picked up his paintbrushes and went to work. The result: “Busboys [heart] Anacostia.”

Social Life in the New Norm

The emergence of COVID-19 has changed much of life as we know it. Gone are the days of handshakes and high-fives, social gatherings, parties and live events and countless other things that we took for granted. In times of social distancing, MBA students have had to adapt to new ways to keep in touch with each other. Students have taken advantage of the phone and internet to find creative ways to maintain a sense of community.

Alumni Span Globe To Raise Money for Masks

It began as an individual effort to donate masks to a few classmates and professors in China. From there, the idea began to grow.

Maryland Smith alum Luhan Tang, MBA ’19, expanded the initiative into the UMD4Masks Campaign, wanting to help address the shortage of face masks faced by frontline medical workers as they worked to treat patients and contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

How Top Management Thinkers Are Aiding in COVID-19 Response

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Those who say the coronavirus pandemic is ushering in an end to the century-long era of globalization are “utterly wrong,” says Maryland Smith’s Anil K. Gupta.

That false, but often-repeated perception is part of the reason why Gupta and Haiyan Wang, MBA ’95, have decided to come together with other noted experts on management, strategy and globalization to aid in coronavirus pandemic relief.

Maryland Pride, Face First

Smith Alum’s Maryland-centric Retail Company Wears New Role Supporting Healthcare Workers

Gov. Larry Hogan approached the podium for a press conference last week with a bold new accessory for these times: a red surgical-style mask bearing the message “Maryland Strong.”

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