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Booster Funds Awarded to Do Good Challenge Competitors

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Jan. 30, 2015) Organizers of the University of Maryland’s Do Good Challenge have announced “Do Good Booster Fund” recipients for this year’s competition. Eighteen promising UMD student groups, who will compete this spring in the 2015 challenge, received a combined total of more than $7,000 in seed funding to jump-start their projects and ventures. These students recently pitched their Do Good ideas – targeting a social cause – to a panel of judges for a chance to receive between $100-$500 and mentorship from campus experts in philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.

Leadership Under Fire Puts MBAs to the Test

Time and time again business leaders go in front of the press to discuss a controversial issue and end up making a bad situation even worse. Even some of the world’s most savvy businesspeople are subject to the occasional press conference gaffe or unfortunate media statement. On February 21, 2014, MBA students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business got the opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of those corporate executives on the hot seat trying to navigate the rocky waters of a mid-crisis press conference in this year’s “Leadership Under Fire” competition.

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