Office of Alumni Relations

New Alumni Welcome

Smith class of 2020, welcome to the Maryland Smith alumni community! Navigate your transition from student to alumni, stay informed about what’s happening with your alma mater, and learn how you can stay involved with our exclusive alumni events. Learn more.

Women Inspire 2021

Women Inspire will showcase Maryland Smith’s fearless alumnae leaders excelling in business. Join the Smith community in March 2021 as we recognize two of our stellar alumnae.



Smith Lifelong

Maryland Smith is offering a free series of webinars for alumni and friends as part of the Smith Lifelong program. In this series, we will connect you to faculty experts on supply chain, financial risk management, and global economic insights who will set context, highlight implications, and discuss solutions for you and your business during these uncertain times. All webinars are being recorded and will be available online. Please join us.


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The University of Maryland's community for mentorship and purposeful connections for students and alumni. Sign up to build connections, mentor a fellow Terp and join an industry group. Find groups focused on business, technology, entrepreneurship and more!

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  • Laura Benkowski
    Inspired to Shine: An Entrepreneurial Journey
    Laura Benkowski '14
    Over the years, Laura Benkowski’s entrepreneurial spirit has taken her all over the world, even to the site of a closed gem mine in Arizona. “The gem mine was shut down in 2012 and contains a turquoise known as Sleeping Beauty turquoise that is very rare and highly sought,” says Benkowski ’11, MBA ’14.
  • Ansa Edim
    Advocating for Others from a Global Perspective
    Ansa Edim '16
    Intercultural empathy is the ability to perceive the world as it is perceived by a culture different from your own. For Ansa Edim, MBA '16, vice president and staff board chair at, a global mindset is just that. “A global mindset means having an understanding of a shared narrative around the world so that we have an understanding of the struggles of other people and empathy.
  • Ja’Nel Edens
    Changing Perceptions in the Global Economy
    Ja’Nel Edens '18
    Perception is how we view, understand, and interpret the things around us. For international trade specialist, Ja’Nel Edens, MBA ’18, a global mindset starts with changing your perception and thinking of yourself not just as a citizen of your nation, but as a global citizen. She states, “We must recognize that we are all interconnected in some way.
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