QUEST Student Shines at PwC
Brandon Lucas, Undergraduate
Brandon Lucas was the kid who tinkered around the house, trying to fix or build something to see how things worked. It was a Java class in high school that sparked his interest in computer science.
Getting to Yes in Silicon Valley
Yonas Beshawred, Undergraduate '09
StackShare founder Yonas Beshawred ’09 stopped counting the rejections when he went looking for funding in Silicon Valley. “I got a bunch of no’s,” he says. “I stopped counting after like 50. At that point it doesn’t matter. All you need is one yes.”
Change Agent Shines at BET
Donna Blackman, Executive MBA '10
Leaders prove their worth during times of adversity, and Donna Blackman, EMBA ’10, got her first big opportunity just 100 days into a new job at BET Networks in 2013.
Secretary of the Army, With Skills Honed at Maryland Smith
Ryan D. McCarthy, Executive MBA '13
Ryan D. McCarthy, an executive MBA alumnus at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, never thought he would be the chief executive officer of the U.S. Army.
A Sweet Career Move to Hershey
Tia Craddock, Part-Time MBA '13
Former journalist Tia Craddock, PTMBA ’13, did more than pack her bags when she attended the 2012 National Black MBA Conference in Indianapolis. Working with a career coach at the University of Maryland’s Robert H.
Adding Spice to MBA Career
Jeff Knabe, MBA ’02
Change has come fast for Jeff Knabe since he stepped away from his career as an alternative rock drummer in 2000 and enrolled in business school.
Collision of Art, Culture, Politics
Andy Shallal, Executive MBA '19
Conversation mixes with music as the lunch crowd fills Busboys and Poets on a recent weekday. Books by local authors fill store shelves near the entrance. Paintings by local artists cover the walls.