A lot of career services departments are purely administrative in function, with many relying on executive recruiting firms. At Maryland Smith, we wouldn't dream of outsourcing. Instead, we rely on a suite of in-house experts who are dedicated to creating transformational experiences for our flex MBA students.
Here are just a few of the ways we provide amazing customer service:
- Individual coaching support and programming tailored to the working professional
- A coach at every campus means you can meet for career help and advice before the start of class
- Exclusive access to career opportunities through HireSmith, our online recruiting portal
- Access to MBA networking and career engagement opportunities
96% of alumni rated a part-time MBA as good value (GMAC, 2017)
Getting A Foot in Disney's Door
Darcy Accardi, MBA ’10
"I always wanted to work for Disney because of their corporate culture, but didn't know how to get my foot in the door. When I learned alumni had access to Smith career coaches, I reached out for help. They helped me use my network to get my résumé into the right hands, and I landed my dream job at Disney six months later.”
89% of employers plan to hire MBA graduates (GMAC, 2016)
Ted's Field of Dreams Job
Ted Towne, MBA ’08
Ted Towne worked 10 years as a controller. But then, his flex MBA allowed him to move his career up to the big leagues. As the assistant general manager and vice president of finance for the Washington Nationals, Ted now leads fearlessly on and off the ball field.
“My evening classes gave me a definite edge. I use my Smith MBA education every day. I constantly apply what I learned about leadership, finance, marketing and strategy.”
73% of alumni say personal development is the most common measure of ROI (GMAC, 2016)
The Sweet Smell of Success
Tia Craddock, MBA ’13
Tia Craddock’s Smith MBA unwrapped her true passion. Although she was proud of her work as a news journalist in Baltimore, she wanted to pursue a business career. While studying for her MBA, she was drawn to the dynamics of brand management. Working with her dedicated career coach on campus, she practiced her pitch and interviewing skills.
“My Smith career coach asked me almost impossible questions, just so I could be prepared for anything.”
The preparation paid off. Tia impressed recruiters from the Hershey Company, which led to her assignment as Reese’s senior associate brand manager at corporate headquarters in Hershey, Penn.
$20K median salary boost post-graduation for women (GMAC, 2017)