The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) recently awarded Maryland Smith professor Michael Fu a grant to continue his study of search methods for simulation-based optimization.
Even when the global economy came to a halt due to COVID-19, business still carried on. In Maryland, companies found a way to weather the storm and now they are sharing their lessons with others.
This spring, the Center for Global Business (CGB) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is recognizing companies that persevered through the pandemic with its Maryland Business Adapts 20/21 initiative.
Image caption: Team 4, composed of students from Maryland Smith and the Lahore School of Economics, presenting their final case to the panel of expert judges, joined by members of the Maryland Smith community.
With a pandemic and a struggling economy, it’s not the easiest time to be job-hunting.
For those who are looking for work or contemplating a career shift, Julie Neill, a career coach at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, offers some advice.
Study the market
Firstly, she says, take time to strategize and survey how the landscape has shifted over these past few months.
In 2020, virtual life became the norm and that made previously in-person activities like networking that much harder. But at Maryland Smith, the Office of Career Services (OCS) is showing why that doesn’t have to be the case.
The OCS team has taken its many in-person activities and transformed them for a virtual world, making sure the important connections between students and employers could still take place. And it’s working, the team says.