Samprithi (Sammy) Santosh

Conversation with Sammy Santosh, Verizon Intern

This summer, Maryland Smith is catching up with MBA students working as interns at top companies throughout the country. Watch the students talk about how their internship experiences are helping them build their skills and make professional connections in The Smith Report, a short podcast produced by the Office of Marketing Communications.

In this edition, first-year MBA Sammy Santosh lets us in on what it's like to work as an MBA Intern at Verizon.

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Making It Work When You Work From Home

With campuses shifting to online-only classes to curb the spread of the coronavirus, and companies asking employees to work from home, lots of people are adjusting to a new work situation. For some people, the work-remote setup is ideal; for others, far from it.

As an MBA student, I can relate. With all my trusted routines out the window, I spent the first few days of the new online-learning era simply adjusting.

Here’s how I learned to maintain a high level of productivity, in an era of online learning.

Designate a workspace(s)

Why You Should Join the Club

In any MBA program there are going to be some moving pieces, from classes to group meetings, and more. But a crucial part of the MBA experience is finding ways to get involved beyond the usual class requirements. Some of the most amazing experiences you’ll have may come through clubs and the opportunities they bring.

Find like-minded people within the program

Why We Trek

There are many opportunities to travel during your MBA journey, but it’s the treks that really stand out. Treks are concentrated visits to cities, where you meet with multiple employers to network, check out company offices and explore the surrounding area. Over winter break, our class took a trek to the San Francisco area to meet with Facebook, Uber, Salesforce and many others.

The trip really underscored what makes treks such a great opportunity.

Making far-flung connections

What We're Doing Over Winter Break

Now that final exams, group projects, and papers are done for the semester, we’re looking forward to some well-deserved rest and relaxation. So in the spirit of that relaxation, we thought we’d talk about what all the MBA bloggers are looking forward to doing this break. Maybe there are some things on here you’re looking forward to doing too, or maybe you’ll add something new to your list.

Miranda Taylor:

The Importance of Happy Hour

The MBA program is serious work. With classes, homework, team projects and the 10 million other things on your to-do list, taking a break might seem like the last thing you should do. That’s most definitely not the case, however. Here are the reasons why you should try to make it to happy hour.


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