Joyce E. A. Russell

Millennials Helping Their Parents Confront Ageism

Not all Millennials live in their parents’ basement playing video games. Some are employed and stable, and their parents are leaning on them to navigate the current job climate. Smith School senior associate dean of learning Joyce Russell says her students often ask her how to help their parents. "I've had (students) tell me, 'OK, so I'm trying to educate my parents on negotiating their offer,' whether that's the pay, or just job scope, responsibility, time off," Russell says in a recent Atlantic article. Read more...

Three Ways to Bounce Back from a Rejection Letter

A recent post at ShareAmerica, a blog hosted by the U.S. Department of State, points to a time when Warren Buffett — as a 19-year-old whiz kid — needed to gather himself after receiving a rejection letter. The piece shares three tips from Washington Post Career Coach columnist and Smith School Senior Associate Dean Joyce E.A. Russell for how anyone, including future billionaire investors, can bounce back from such a setback. Read more...

Panel Provides Tips on Being a “Business Athlete”

The Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Change (CLIC), in partnership with Smith School Associate Dean Joyce Russell, co-sponsored a panel, “Business Athletes” for the Smith School Business Summit in Baltimore on Friday, November 13, 2015. Dean Russell led the panel discussion featuring Cathy Reese, UMD Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach, Carolyn Covey Morris, founder and CEO of QMobius, and Donna Meachum Blackman, Senior VP of Finance for BET Networks. The panelists drew parallels between the traits of exemplar sports athletes and those needed by business leaders and their teams for success in the business world.

Diversity in Business

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, host Jeff Salkin sits down with Joyce Russell to talk about the innovations in education and her new role leading the charge at the Smith School.

Specialty Masters Students Learn to Dine for Success

Networking dinners are a very common part of doing business, and can be a great opportunity to expand one’s relationships. On Nov. 10, 2015, 40 specialty masters students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business attended a Dining for Success workshop facilitated by Joyce Russell, senior associate dean of learning and teaching, and Jeffrey Kudisch, assistant dean of corporate relations and managing director of the school’s Office of Career Services.

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