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February 5, 2020
It’s the climb, not the summit
My first semester at Smith proved fruitful in both academic and life lessons – the most important being the need to embrace ambiguity. The 35 days (not that I was counting) we had over winter break…
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January 28, 2020
Lessons from Thailand
I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Southeast Asia this winter break. One of the countries I visited was Thailand, one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Though I was traveling…
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January 25, 2020
Why We Trek
There are many opportunities to travel during your MBA journey, but it’s the treks that really stand out. Treks are concentrated visits to cities, where you meet with multiple employers to network,…
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January 24, 2020
MBA Global Experiences for a Global Economy
You’ve probably heard of “the Grand Tour.” It was a key fixture of a higher-level education from the 1500s through the 1800s. The idea of the grand tour was that, near the completion of his formal…
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December 20, 2019
What We're Doing Over Winter Break
Now that final exams, group projects, and papers are done for the semester, we’re looking forward to some well-deserved rest and relaxation. So in the spirit of that relaxation, we thought we’d talk…
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December 16, 2019
The Statistical Programming Packages You Never Thought Would Be Part of an MBA
As a full-time MBA student, I’ve had the opportunity to interact with students from a variety of MBA programs during the past year and a half. One thing has become clear to me in that time. The Smith…
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December 6, 2019
Embracing ambiguity: A first-semester reflection on the MBA
Before joining my first-year cohort at Smith, I had created an infallible 5- and 10-year plan for how my career and professional life would develop. Or so I thought. By February, the plans had…
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December 6, 2019
Your Guide To MBA Finals Week
Finals are coming, finals are coming! It’s officially finals season for Term A and as a first-year MBA student, here are some tips to help you get through this first wave, and the waves to come. Lean…
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December 6, 2019
A Look Inside Colgate-Palmolive's Global Supply Chain Strategy
People everywhere know Colgate-Palmolive.   The New York-based consumer products company is a leader around the globe. Its brands, among the world’s most recognizable household names, are sold in…
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November 29, 2019
What to Do Now That You’ve Been Accepted to Business School
If you were at the top of your game and submitted an early application for Robert H. Smith School of Business graduate programs starting in Fall 2020, first-round notifications begin issuing soon, in…
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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by the bloggers are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Robert H. Smith School of Business or the University of Maryland. The Smith School is not responsible for the accuracy of the information supplied in the blogs.

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