Every graduating cohort has students who are shining stars, and it is with great fanfare that Victor Mullins, Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program, celebrated them on May 3, 3018, at an annual awards banquet. The event also honored a few faculty members who were nominated by seniors and a retiring professor who has been a positive influence on the Undergraduate Program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
On May 3, 2018, Professor Zeinab Karake will receive the “Distinguished Faculty Member” Award at the Robert H. Smith School of Business’s 18th Annual Undergraduate Banquet. Smith seniors overwhelmingly nominated her for this honor:
“ … [She] really cares about her students and always does the best for them.”
“Karake goes the extra mile to care for her students outside of an academic perspective. She genuinely wants to aid students in their future endeavors.”
On Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, four undergraduates from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business presented their months-long research findings exploring gender differences in analytics and data science programs compared with other technical disciplines such as engineering and computer science.
Competing in a case competition remains a popular way to help students prepare for a future in consulting-related fields. PwC hosted a case competition on Nov. 1at the Riggs Alumni Center that gave students hands-on experience with consulting and a peek into what a career in consulting might look like.
The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business sponsored eight undergraduate students, four from UMD and four from partner institution Bowie State University, to the 2017 CIBER Case Challenge hosted by the University of Connecticut. The competition, which took place Oct. 11-15, 2017, included student representatives from universities across the world. Students were organized on teams with participants from other U.S. and international universities and tackled an international business case over the course of the weekend.