Smith Profiles

Alumni Profile

Thinking Outside the Box to Create a Global Mindset

Kevin Tanzola, MBA ’08

Developing a global mindset may require changing one’s way of thinking. For co-founder of Tanzola International LLC, Kevin Tanzola, a global mindset is thinking outside the box and being comfortable with differing opinions, which he admits is not as easy as it sounds.

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Student Profile

Turning a Passion into a Brand

As she graduates from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business this spring, you can trust that Goodness Ihekweme will wear something special. She says she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Alumni Profile

Learning to Appreciate the Commonalities As Well As the Differences

Alejandro Prada , MBA '18

As the business world is growing more global, recognizing cultural differences and values is an ever-important skill.

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Alumni Profile

Developing a Global Mindset as a Requirement to Work Effectively

Mikael Baker, MBA '12

Working in international markets means seeking opportunities outside of familiar markets, and that requires engaging with people from different regions and cultures. For Mikael Baker, senior information and communications technology (ICT) advisor at the U.S.

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Alumni Profile

Alumna Confronts Economic Disparity

Margo Thomas, MS ’90

After a career spanning more than two decades leading development initiatives, Margo Thomas, MS ’90, has only one goal on her mind – conquering economic gender disparity around the world. 

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Faculty Profile

Looking Back With Gratitude–And No Regrets

A sense of vibrancy led by the “energetic Dean Rudy Lamone” and a core of high-quality faculty inspired Michael O. Ball to join the University of Maryland’s College of Business and Management faculty in 1978.

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Alumni Profile

Nelson Writes His Next Chapter

Scott Nelson, MBA ’98

During a 22-year journalism career, Scott Nelson, MBA ’98, was able to help document some of this century’s most important stories. But in recent years, Nelson has focused on another major story—his own.

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Faculty Profile

Meet the Dean

Prabhudev Konana Is Leading with Purpose

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Alumni Profile

Maryland Smith Alum: Prescribing Positivity in Healthcare

Wendy Sanhai, MBA ’09

Wendy Sanhai, MBA ’09, has dedicated her entire 25+ year professional career to science, global health and public health, keeping the needs of patients as her true north star.

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Alumni Profile

Growing through Open-Mindedness

Working for a global company requires growth and an openness to learn. For Rachel Yamrus, vice president at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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