A start-up technology company founded by Smith School undergraduate has been awarded $15,000 in the University of Maryland's Third Annual Business Plan Competition. AlertUS Technologies, co-founded by junior accounting major Jason Volk, took second place in the May 9th competition, during which Volk and co-founder Sandeep Mehta went before a panel of judges that included top venture capitalists and angel investors.
John Emens, vice president of the Export-Import Bank's Trade Finance and Insurance Division, will speak to the Robert H. Smith School of Business on Tuesday, April 29, 2003. Emens has broad experience in both domestic and international banking and will discuss Ex-Im Bank's role in financing $13 billion in U.S. exports worldwide. Emens, a Maryland native, will also explain what Ex-Im Bank looks for during recruitment.
Thirty-seven eighth- and 11th- graders from New York City visited the Smith School as part of an initiative to increase minority representation in Smiths undergraduate program. The students, who are part of NYCs Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) organization, came to the Smith School during their spring break week (April 23-24).
The Smith Schools Center for Human Capital, Innovation, and Technology (HCIT) has the answer in The Knowledge Exchange, a unique gathering of research scholars and human resource professionals at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, held on April 25, 2003. Center Director Susan Taylor and Associate Director Paul Tesluk presided over a daylong discussion of one of the most compelling topics in business today: knowledge sharing among teams.