Smith Start

As a new member of our Smith family, you'll be joining our dynamic Smith Start community. Through small, linked courses and co-curricular programming diving into our iSmith competencies, Smith Start aims to prepare you for the next four years and beyond. Smith Start will challenge you to engage, explore, and experience all the Smith community has to offer you as a student and emerging business professional!

All students admitted to the Smith School as freshmen are automatically members of the Smith Start program.

Smith Start Calendar

Semester 1

Required course: BMGT110F, Introduction to the Business Value Chain

Most students will take BMGT110 in the (F) section; Students in the Business, Society, and Economy Program as part of College Park Scholars will only be required to participate in co-curricular events as they enroll in BMGT110S during the spring semester. Students with BMGT110 transfer credit will coordinate program participation with the undergraduate programs office.

Co-Curricular Opportunities (subject to change each year):

  • Smith Freshman Convocation and Welcome BBQ – Sunday, August 27, 2023, 4-7 p.m.
  • Build your Network; Build your Brand, with Guest Speaker Jennifer Gershberg - Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 6-8 p.m.

Semester 2

Required course: BMGT367F, Career Search Strategies in Business

Co-Curricular Opportunities (subject to change each year):

  • Back to Business – Wednesday, February 7, 2024, Time TBA
  • Smith Start Networking Day – Friday, April 19, 2024, Time TBA
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