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Mar 23, 2018
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

To make it as a woman in the male-dominated finance industry, you have to be assertive. And key to that is having – or faking – confidence, says Marguerita M. Cheng, CEO of investment advisory firm Blue Ocean Wealth.

"I learned to assert myself through the skills that I have," says Cheng, a 1993 graduate of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Cheng began her career on Wall Street as an analyst, but wanted to work more closely with clients. She became a Certified Financial Planner and transitioned into wealth management

Mar 16, 2018
Entrepreneurial Spirit

On this episode of Bootstrapped, we interviewed angel investor and Managing Director of Project 500 Melissa Bradley. Melissa’s background in banking, entrepreneurship, venture capital and angel investing has given her a thorough understanding of how to help startups implement sustainable social impact practices without sacrificing profitability.

Mar 16, 2018
World Class Faculty & Research

All faculty, program directors, deans, department chairs, alumni, and students of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are invited to nominate deserving Smith School faculty members (i.e., tenured, tenure-track, clinical, Professor of the Practice, lecturer, adjunct, or PhD student) for one of several teaching awards. Nominations are due by March 16, 2018, and awards will be presented in May.

Mar 15, 2018
Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business has partnered with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) on their PILOT Innovation initiative, a competition for startup companies with their eyes set on the broadcast market. The competition is seeking technology companies that are solving problems for broadcasters in several categories including: operational efficiency, audience engagement, measurement, content distribution or enhanced user experience. The winners will receive $50,000 in

Mar 14, 2018
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

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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About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty masters, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

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