Join Smith alumni for a wine down Wednesday! Maryland Smith alumnus Eric Platt ’85, president and managing partner of Artisans and Vines, will lead alumni through the journey of wine from discovering to decanting. Platt has a substantial 25+ year history in the fine wine industry including stints in retail, wholesale and importing.

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Save the date for Smith Reunions 2020!

All Smith alumni, regardless of program or year, are invited to attend Smith Reunions.  We will be highlighting classes celebrating reunion milestones, specifically, the classes of 2019, 2015, 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1985, 1980, 1975, and 1970.

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The Smith Analytics Consortium will host a networking event for alumni, students, industry and SAC board members.

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The Office of Alumni Relations invites graduating seniors to celebrate their 100 Days until Graduation! 

Don't miss dinner, drinks, and raffle prizes as you learn about the benefits of being a part of the exclusive Smith Alumni community! 

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From a Fantasy League, Helping Dreams Come True

How a long-connected group of alumni came together to start a scholarship for new Smith students It all started with Fantasy Football – 16 members in the league, all of them alumni of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and all of them former members of the Delta Sigma Pi co-ed business fraternity. One day, Daniel Friedman ’98 suggested to the group that they do something meaningful with a portion of their dues, donating to their alma mater. Maybe they could help a student in need, he suggested, create a scholarship and give back.

Strategic Design & Innovation Fellows Host a Dinner With Professional Alumni

Undergraduate student Ashley Kim, class of 2019 and senior finance major, writes about the Strategic Design & Innovation Fellows annual dinner held on September 11, 201,8 at MilkBoy Arthouse in College Park, Md. Kim is a member of the Lemma Senbet Fellows program and has also been a member of the Wall Street Fellows program.

Summer Reading List for Business Leaders

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business proudly presents its 15th annual Summer Reading List for Business Leaders, as recommended by faculty members. The 2018 edition covers everything from blind spots in statistics to the power of habit. Smith School professor Nicole M. Coomber recommends “How to Have a Good Day,” by Caroline Webb. “In this book Webb walks you through a number of science-based techniques to have better days at work,” Coomber says.

CEO@Smith: Deloitte CEO, Cathy Engelbert

Many CEOs sleep with their smartphones on the nightstand next to their beds. Some even sleep with it in their beds. Deloitte CEO, Cathy Engelbert prefers to keep hers downstairs at night. "Disconnect yourself every once in a while," she told an overflow crowd on March 14, 2018, during the CEO@Smith speaker series at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “You work hard, but you need to find time to take care of yourself.”

Hot Trends That Will Change the Way You Eat

This article appears as the feature story in the spring 2018 issue of Smith Business magazine. Nobody likes to see food go to waste. But economists who study agriculture understand that proper stewardship of our natural resources requires a certain amount of postharvest loss.

9 Tips from Women on Wall Street

To make it as a woman in the male-dominated finance industry, you have to be assertive. And key to that is having – or faking – confidence, says Marguerita M. Cheng, CEO of investment advisory firm Blue Ocean Wealth. "I learned to assert myself through the skills that I have," says Cheng, a 1993 graduate of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Cheng began her career on Wall Street as an analyst, but wanted to work more closely with clients. She became a Certified Financial Planner and transitioned into wealth management.

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