September 7, 2021

The Center for Global Business Kicks Off 2021-22

The Center for Global Business is announcing new opportunities and a robust calendar of global mindset programming for the fall.

Undergraduate and Graduate Programming

CGB’s new and enhanced programs will enable undergraduate and graduate students to engage with and develop their global mindset. Learn more about some of these opportunities below:

Positive Impact Internship 2021: Brazil: CGB presents “Positive Impact Internship: Brazil,” a way to learn from companies in Brazil that strive to make a positive impact on the world. Students are placed on multicultural teams to work on a real business problem focused on social impact. The center is also providing a full scholarship to UMD students who identify as underrepresented individuals. Apply by Sept. 9.

International Business (IB) Agility Labs Series: These short-term virtual case challenges allow undergraduate students to learn from global business leaders and collaborate with international peers. Students benefit from exposure to an international company, work on teams with business students around the world, and gain hands-on case experience to build their resumes. The IB Agility Labs this fall will be focused on sustainability and fintech, two new areas of content from last year’s series. Apply by Sept. 16.

CGB Presents the GBSN Beyond Conference: CGB invites Maryland Smith undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the annual conference of the Global Business School Network. This year’s conference is entirely virtual and free to UMD students. Participants have the opportunity to connect with peers, employers, and business professionals from around the globe. Additionally, the conference includes the opportunity for students to compete in a team case competition focused on humanitarian logistics challenges with a $5,000 first-place prize.

In the meantime, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @smithglobalbiz and learn about the lineup of activities and opportunities this fall below:

Sept. 9


Sept. 14

Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series: The Trade Guys

Sept. 15

Incoming Student Exchange Orientation

Oct. 4

First day of the Positive Impact Internship: Brazil

Oct. 12 & 14

Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series: The Virus of Inequality

Oct. 14-29

International Business Agility Lab: Fintech in Singapore

Nov. 4-19

International Business Agility Lab: Sustainability in Iceland

Nov. 5

CGB and Smith in the City: International Business Track

Nov. 15-19

International Education Week

Nov. 15-16

International Education Week: CGB Presents GBSN Beyond Conference

Nov. 16

International Education Week: Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series Presents Global Competencies for the 21st Century Workplace

Nov. 18

International Education Week: Diversity and Inclusion in International Education

Dec. 3

Undergraduate Study Abroad Sendoff

Learn more about these programs at our website, or contact us at For the latest news from the center, follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @smithglobalbiz.

These programs are funded in part by CIBE, a Title VI grant administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

–By Beth Rendely, graduate assistant, Center for Global Business

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