Smith School Alumni: Committed. Connected. Supportive.

Well-Connected Network

With more than 66,000+ alumni worldwide, and 35,000+ in the Washington, D.C. Metro area, there is bound to be a Terp to help with an introduction at your dream company. Our alumni community is committed to giving back to Smith, and it benefits you through: 

  • Mock Interviews
  • Career Advice and Insights
  • Industry and Corporate Connections 

Kristie Bradford, MBA ’05
IBM Watson

Kristie Bradford has experienced the full power of the Smith alumni network. After years of working in mergers and acquisitions, Kristie reached out to her Smith classmate, Matt Rosenfield, MBA ’05, and used that connection to transition into working as an IBM Watson Business Development Executive with the world-renowned (and Jeopardy-famous) Watson.

“The distinguishing aspect of my Smith MBA is the network. My first opportunity with GE came through the Office of Career Services. Years later, I found my role at IBM through a fellow Smith graduate.”

Mohamed Boraie, MBA ’17, MFin ’17

Balancing Right Brain and Left Brain
After years of juggling his career ambitions and his side hustle (a thriving photography business), Mohamed knew the value of balance. That’s why he chose the Smith School for his MBA: it balanced a sense of community and Washington, D.C.’s, vibrant culture with the analytical curriculum he knew he needed to move forward in his career. Now, he’s a brand manager at PepsiCo, which he likens to running a small company within a larger company, and he relishes the opportunity to use both his creative mind and the analytical expertise he gained at Smith.

“To be well-rounded in this position is very important. You become someone who runs a budget and is responsible for making decisions based on all of the information at your fingertips. You need to have a very solid quantitative skill set to be a truly effective manager.” 

Get the view from the corner office with Smith’s new video series, Management in a Minute, featuring impressive Smith alumni sharing insights and advice on how to be successful in business. 

Find out more about the Smith alumni network. 

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