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Business Honors Students Bond over Bowling

Sep 18, 2017
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Lauren Black, class of 2019 accounting and information systems double major, writes about the business honors team-building session at the career fair, held on Sept. 15, 2017, at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Photos are courtesy of Daniel Jenkins, class of 2018.

The Smith Undergraduate Career Fair was not the only event  had lined up for its students on Sept. 15, 2017. Business Honors students concluded their day at the Career Fair at the Business Honors team building session at Stamp. What better way to end a day of busy networking than to network with fellow peers over bowling and snacks. The students piled into TerpZone, a lounge in the Stamp building filled with bowling alleys, pool tables and more. “Events like these are just helping us build the business honors community,” co-chair Melissa Horovitz explained. This event was focused on getting these honors students more familiar with their classmates, as students mingled with their peers from across class years. It was a great opportunity for them to get to know one another outside of the classroom, as everybody cheered each other on while bowling. This is one of the many special events hosted by the honors community, as others include team building on the gym adventure course, various community service events, and even getting a professional photographer for LinkedIn pictures.

Co-chair Jacob Veitch explained his excitement for business honors, and how it has impacted his life in Maryland. “We have an incredibly brilliant group of students in the program, and learning alongside them throughout the years has only made me a better student,” Veitch stated.

The Business Honors program allows exceptional students with stellar academics to take their upper-level BMGT core course in smaller, seminar-style honors sections. This allows more in-depth exploration of business topics, as students often get into passionate, extended discussions. Some of the courses include finance, marketing, management, and business law. The honors section classes involve rigorous and active participation with an emphasis on critical thinking and reflective learning. Application to the program is competitive, but Melissa Horovitz encourages all students who meet the eligibility requirements to apply.

For more information about Business Honors at Smith, visit the website.

About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty masters, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.