On Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, a new tradition begins at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, bringing together students, faculty, staff and alumni. It’s a day to celebrate us, called Smith Day!
What would you do if you had a whole new culture? Freshmen Smith students tackled this question at the Global Young Professional’s Institute on Nov. 10 at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on campus. This event was lead in part by the Center for Global Business and was the final event of the Smith Start program for the Fall semester.
The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business sponsored eight undergraduate students, four from UMD and four from partner institution Bowie State University, to the 2017 CIBER Case Challenge hosted by the University of Connecticut. The competition, which took place Oct. 11-15, 2017, included student representatives from universities across the world. Students were organized on teams with participants from other U.S. and international universities and tackled an international business case over the course of the weekend.
Fasika Delessa '18 writes about her experience attending the Net Impact Conference at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., Oct 26-28, 2017.
In spring 2017, dozens of Finance Fellows tackled a case entitled “INFINITI HR – Target or Acquirer?” for their annual Emerging CFOs Case Competition held at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. A couple of weeks ago, the authors of the case, Karen Hallows and Susan White, who both teach in the finance department, presented the same case at an international conference and were awarded the prestigious Jonathan Welch Award for the best finance, accounting or economics case.
What could be better than delicious desserts or playful puns? How about both at the same time? The Robert H. Smith School of Business celebrated its sophomore class at its annual Sophs’mores event Oct. 27 with scrumptious s’mores, networking opportunities and eager upperclassmen ready to share some words of advice.
Victor Mullins, associate dean of the undergraduate program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, recently asked Philip Peker '18 to share his unique internship experience and discuss how being a part of the SMITH JOURNEY has helped him find his passion and provided the opportunities to pursue it. Philip is a marketing and business analytics major and a member of the Strategic Design and Innovation Fellows Program.ram.
On Oct. 17, 2017, professors, industry professionals, interested students, and University of Maryland staff joined the Center for Global Business (formerly the Office of Global Initiatives) at the Robert H. Smith School of Business to discuss the topic of Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa.
About 230 undergraduates in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business exercised and built on their accounting, marketing and management wherewithal in a Smith Live Case event on Oct. 10, 2017.
Freshmen at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business constantly ask the question, “what skills do employers want me to master in college?” On Oct. 23, 2017, Deloitte professionals offered some insight by diving deep into one core competency that is desired by employers all around the world: critical thinking.