Victor Mullins, associate dean of the undergraduate program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, recently asked Allison Herskovitz ‘18 to discuss how being a part of the SMITH JOURNEY has helped her find her passion and provided the opportunities to pursue it. Allison is majoring in accounting and is this year’s Fiscal Director of Terp Thon.
Competing in a case competition remains a popular way to help students prepare for a future in consulting-related fields. PwC hosted a case competition on Nov. 1at the Riggs Alumni Center that gave students hands-on experience with consulting and a peek into what a career in consulting might look like.
Sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, the Diversity Action Forum, Nov. 7-8, 2017, was a two-day event giving students, faculty and staff the opportunity to engage in real, authentic conversation about diversity.
Nov. 2-3, 2017, nearly 200 students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business traveled to New York City for the annual “Smith in the City” trip. The trek featured visits to about three dozen companies and an alumni networking event, where students were able to connect with about 130 alumni.
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.