EMBA Alumni Newsletters

FEBRUARY 22, 2017


Welcome Smith EMBA Cohort 17!

EMBA Cohort 17

Please give a warm welcome to our incoming cohort of EMBA students, who began their residency on January 16th. Read more...

Alumni Updates

This was another busy quarter for EMBA alumni. We have seven updates for cohort 12 and multiple updates for cohorts 6, 10, 13, and 14. If you would like to reach out to another alumnus, email Shelbi Brookshire at sbrooksh@rhsmith.umd.edu and she’ll be happy to connect you. Read more...


Smith events over the next several months include the Social Enterprise Symposium, new webinars, Cupid’s Cup, Democratizing Innovation with David Plouffe, and multiple events featuring EMBA alumni. Read more...

April 5: Smith IMPACT Series: Leading Through Change
Join us for a half-day of interactive and highly applicable activities with one goal in mind: helping YOU lead through change. Take a deep dive with thought leaders and accomplished practitioners as we explore how even the most disruptive organizational flux, political change, and technological advancement can be turned into opportunities. Read more...

May 6: EMBA for a Day
EMBA for a Day is coming up soon, so please tell your highly qualified friends, family, and colleagues. A large portion of our most recent classes heard about the program from alumni, so thank you for all the referrals. Your support is a crucial part of the continued success and growth of this program.

May 18: Annual EMBA Happy Hour & Panel
Please join us at The Mayflower on May 18 from 6:00-8:00 PM to hear a panel discussion of alumni experts on relevant industry topics and connect/reconnect with the Smith Executive MBA community.

Smith Summer Programs for High School Students
If you or someone you know has a son or daughter in high school, check out our Smith Summer Programs. This summer we have living-learning, immersive experiences for women in leadership, entrepreneurship, and sports business programs for future leaders. Read more…


Seven Ways to Trigger an IRS Audit
In the latest Smith Brain Trust, learn why Super Bowl ads are lagging, shopping malls are going down, and more. Read more…

Healthcare the Hot Topic in Cohort 17 ALPs
This year’s Action Learning Projects are well underway. Take a look at some of the new projects, and reach out to us if you’d like to get involved. Read more...

Feel Powerful: Microsoft China’s Linda Lin on the Smith EMBA
A Smith EMBA alumnus, Ms. Lin shares how the program helped her to solidify her business foundations and make powerful lifelong connections. Read more...

VIDEO: Arya Choudhry: Leveraging Technology to Address Business Needs

Arya Choudhury, EMBA ’15, CIO of Shady Grove Fertility Center, discusses the ways new technologies can improve- and disrupt- the business world. Watch here...

Bootstrapped Podcast
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship produces Bootstrapped, a podcast featuring founders, investors and serial entrepreneurs from the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia startup scene. Bootstrapped addresses numerous aspects of startup life, but the heart of the show focuses on funding from both the founder and investor perspectives. Listen here...


Stay Connected to Your Cohort on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter
If you haven’t already joined the discussion, “Like” our Facebook Page, join our LinkedIn Group, and follow @ExecEdUMDSmith. Stay in touch with your cohort and join the conversation with the many exceptional leaders that have been through our programs over the years.

wechat idChina Alums: Follow Us on WeChat
Use this WeChat ID to follow our Smith School Beijing Office. Stay in touch with what’s happening with the program and other Smith EMBA Alumni.


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