Lauren Black, class of 2019 accounting and information systems double major, writes about Transfer Student Welcome Night, held on Sept. 6, 2017, at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Photos are courtesy of Daniel Jenkins, class of 2018.
A new group of students were welcomed into the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the Transfer Student Welcome Night. The night began with an introduction by Victor Mullins, associate dean of the undergraduate program at Smith, who formally welcomed all of the transfer students into the Smith community. He described the great support systems offered, as he introduced various Smith clubs, recruiters and faculty.
The night featured a plethora of representatives from Smith clubs such as the Accounting and Business Association, Business Information Technology Society, and Finance Banking Investment Society, who spoke with students about the different ways to get involved to make their transition more seamless. In addition to these clubs, Smith faculty from the Office of Career Services, Office of Global Initiatives and the 4+1 masters program were there and urged students to take advantage of all the opportunities they are now offered as Smith students.
One of these opportunities included networking with KPMG professionals, who set up a table at the event. KPMG is partnering with the transfer student program at Smith, as they continue to expand on their diversity and discovery of new talent. With first-hand experience of transferring into the Smith School, KPMG recruiter Jimmy Edwards was present to network with students, giving them advice on what he did to be successful in Smith as a transfer student.
Brooke Rankin, sophomore supply chain management major, shared her excitement of being accepted as a transfer student and explained how she had always felt part of the Smith community. “My transition into the Smith School was pretty smooth since I was able to be involved in a few clubs and Alpha Kappa Psi before,” Rankin explained. The Smith community welcomes all new members with open arms, and is excited to see how these new students will contribute to the Smith School achievements.
A special thanks to Ebony Fullwood, who is the associate director and academic advisor who organized this exceptional event.
For more information about the undergraduate program at Smith, visit: www.rhsmith.umd.edu/undergrad.