Varun Saxena, MBA Candidate 2019 and a student ambassador, writes about the Admitted Students Weekend event for incoming full-time MBA students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, held on March 3, 2018.
Incoming Terps braved fierce winds and received a taste of the MBA life during Admitted Students Weekend. The event for accepted full-time students featured a mock class taught by strategic management professor Paulo Prochno, a current-student panel and tour of the entire University of Maryland campus. It culminated in a networking reception and dinner at the College Park Aviation Museum.
About 20 current student “ambassadors” mingled with the incoming class during breaks and at mealtime, alongside professors and admissions staff. The new students benefited from the ambassadors’ perspectives on the Smith School’s new curriculum, which features differentiated coursework based on a student’s selection of one of four career tracks: consulting and general management, finance, marketing, or supply chain management.
In addition, the incoming students received sessions about the school’s careers services and global business opportunities, such as study-abroad opportunities in India, South Africa, Brazil, and other countries that are offered during winter or spring break.
The spouses of the incoming students were in attendance as well. And tips for maintaining a healthy family life while maintaining the busy schedule of MBA student were discussed during the Married to the MBA panel, feature current students and their spouses.
Despite wind gusts upwards of 50 miles per hour which postponed several activities on the first day, the incoming Terps left Smith’s Admitted Students Weekend armed and ready for their upcoming Smith School graduate educational experience.