My Smith Experience
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University of Maryland, College Park, Robert H. Smith School of Business
MBA Graduation Year: 2021
I decided to get my MBA because I wanted to change my career path and wanted to be very intentional about it. An MBA seemed like the best option for me to build a network, understand different roles and industries, and intentionally choose the next step in my career. I chose Maryland Smith because of the great educational experience I had for undergrad, and the great recruiting experience I had. Additionally, the cohort size made me feel as though I would be able to find a great community there.
The Mayer Fund was my favorite course in the program. Being able to get real life experience in market and company analysis and portfolio investing, in an educational ecosystem, created a fun and collaborative environment for my class. I learned a lot from that class that I will use in both personal and professional settings. One of my favorite professors was Rebecca Hann - I came in with prior experience in accounting, and still learned a lot from her class. She has a way of putting accounting concepts into real, relatable terms that made the class fun!
I enjoyed being encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities and leadership positions within the program. This allowed me to meet and engage with classmates that I might not have taken classes with and build more meaningful connections. I also realized how important affinity groups, especially ones focused on being a woman in business, are to me and my development.