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Dec 14, 2018

Amazon, via its Northern Virginia-based second headquarters, reportedly plans to hire about 400 workers next year and 1,180 in 2020, eventually adding 25,000 jobs.

Dec 14, 2018
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

In the spring semester and winter term 2019, UMD-Smith undergraduate students will be studying all over the world to expand their global mindsets. Whether through a faculty-led short-term program or a semester program, studying abroad allows students to hone a passion for diversity, expand their global network and achieve the power skills needed to become future global business leaders.

Dec 13, 2018

Curt Grimm, a longtime professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, died on Dec. 12, 2018, at age 65. He was the Charles A. Taff Chair of Economics & Strategy and became chair of the school’s Logistics, Business and Public Policy department in 2017, having previously served in that role from 1995 to 2003.

Dec 07, 2018
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Students, faculty and staff throughout the Robert H. Smith School of Business and across the University of Maryland celebrated International Education Week (IEW), November 12-16, 2018. The Smith School's Center for Global Business (CGB) hosted a range of events — from an international dance workshop to a launch of the center’s first book — to celebrate the global mindset of its students, faculty, and staff.

Dec 05, 2018
Entrepreneurial Spirit

On November 30, 2018, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship and the Center for Social Value Creation hosted the inaugural Hult @ UMD, a local edition of the Hult Prize, the largest student competition for social good in the world. Competitors in the Hult Prize focused on this year’s challenge to “develop an idea to provide 10,000 jobs to young people within the next decade.” The winner of Hult @ UMD will advance to the regional semifinals in Boston in March 2019, where they will compete with other aspiring student social entrepreneurs for a chance to


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