What would you do if you had a whole new culture? Freshmen Smith students tackled this question at the Global Young Professional’s Institute on Nov. 10 at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on campus. This event was lead in part by the Center for Global Business and was the final event of the Smith Start program for the Fall semester.
When Kristin LaRiviere, assistant director in the Undergraduate Program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, graduated with her M.A. in 2011, she had no desire to return back to school. Then, as the years went by and more of her peers returned to school, she started questioning if returning for a PhD was the right move for her. She ended up following the same advice that she gives students: don't proceed unless you know the "why" behind your decision.