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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.

Women Inspire

The ninth annual Women Inspire (formerly Women Leading Women) program showcased two of Maryland Smith’s fearless alumnae leaders excelling in business - Meg Goldthwaite, MBA ’96, chief marketing officer at NPR and Sherika Ekpo, MBA ’09, global diversity and inclusion lead — Google AI.

Visit go.umd.edu/WomenInspire to watch the video, learn more about the program and the honorees.

Terrapins Connect

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! Join our community.

Smith School Alumni Reunion 2019Alumni Reunions - Postponed

Smith graduates from the classes of 2019, 2015, 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1985, 1980, 1975 and 1970: we regret to inform you that your Smith Reunions has been postponed. We will notify you when the new date is set. For more information about Smith Reunions, please visit go.umd.edu/smithreunions.

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  • Making Connections Through Storytelling – and Finding a Career
    Nick Gardner '18
    For Nick Gardner ’18, a marketing degree was the perfect opportunity to pursue two of his passions: storytelling and connecting with others. “Marketing is really about communicating a message through a story,” he said. “Whether that is through video or podcast, it’s really about trying to connect with someone.”
  • Relationship Building Doesn't Always Come Easy
    Larry Legates '04
    For senior global trade compliance manager, Larry Legates, MBA ’04, developing a global mindset goes far beyond the workplace. Legates studied abroad in Spain, Chile, and Mexico. His work has included on-site projects in Brazil, China, Japan, the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Russia, and Peru and he is fluent in Spanish, proficient in Portuguese, and has translated two books on Mexican customs requirements.
  • Different Markets Mean Different Planning
    Julia Barge '12
    At Hilti actively seeking out opportunities to leverage different cultures and geographies is an important part of being inclusive in the workplace, according to Julia Barge an undergrad alum of Smith. In order to take full advantage of these opportunities one must have a global mindset and be adaptable. “Adaptability is absolutely important and is key to success in today’s global market.