How coming together virtually makes pursuing an MBA a little less lonely.
The internship search can seem pretty daunting at first for an MBA candidate. With so many opportunities to choose from, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.
Here are a few tips that can help you with your search:
Start your search early: Getting a head start with your research can help you be better prepared to tackle the internship search head on. The more time you are able to allocate to the internship search, the better off you will be in the long run.
It’s a challenge all MBA students face: There is so much to do in so little time.
When you begin Maryland Smith’s rigorous full-time MBA program, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But as your first year progresses, you’ll find that you learn a few tricks, you hit a certain stride, and you begin to develop productivity hacks that help you become more efficient with the time you have.
Here are a few productivity hacks I’ve developed throughout my MBA journey:
The 2018 Application Trends Survey published by the Graduate Management Admission Council found that, of the schools surveyed, 70% of U.S. full-time MBA programs and more than half of U.S. part-time MBA programs saw declines in application volumes. This dip in applicants begs the question – Is taking on the responsibilities of returning to school worth the degree at the finish line?
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Companies run into problems when they focus too much on immediate outcomes. But finance students learn a different approach at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “We focus on value maximization, not profit maximization,” says finance professor Michael Faulkender, associate dean of master’s programs. “Value is measured over the life of the activity, not the current outcome.”
A select group of high-achievers was offered an exclusive look at life as a Smith Terp during the annual Smith Showcase, Dec. 2, 2017, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The invitation-only event was attended by 40 prospective students from across the U.S. who are being considered for admission to the Smith School’s Full-Time MBA program.
Nearly 100 full-time MBA students tackled their first real-world business challenge Aug. 23-25, 2017, during the third annual MBA Orientation Live Case Competition at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “This competition will slingshot you into your MBA program,” said Smith School professor Neta Moye, who designed the experiential learning activity with representatives from PepsiCo. “It will ratchet up your learning curve.”
Teams Go from Zero to Grand Opening in Two Weeks
Orientation starts with a shock for incoming full-time MBA students looking for traditional lectures at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Instead of talking about business, orientation leaders divide students into teams and tell them to start one.
Forty-five second-year MBA students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business traveled to Maple Tree Campground in Rohrersville, Md., for a weekend of camping and team-building activities, Sept. 6-8, 2013.
The students were joined by Smith faculty members Shreevardhan Lele, assistant dean of academic affairs for MBA programs and Ralph J. Tyser Distinguished Teaching Fellow of Business Administration, and Oliver Schlake, Distinguished Tyser Teaching Fellow.