Scoring Position: Alum Reflects on Career as an MLB Executive

Amiel Sawdaye's remarkable journey from baseball fanatic to World Series-winning executive with the Arizona Diamondbacks is a testament to passion and perseverance. Armed with a degree from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Sawdaye’s transition from corporate life to MLB success offers valuable lessons for aspiring sports professionals.

Alumna says Smith Gave Her ‘The Toolkit To Thrive’

Foluké Tuakli ’16, a creative strategist at Meta, embraces life unapologetically after a transformative encounter. Her journey from the University of Maryland's Smith School to shaping industry narratives at Meta highlights her commitment to authenticity and empowerment. Read about how she pioneers storytelling in the digital age.

Smith Alumna Turns Passion Into Sweet Success

Caroline Ta ’21, founder of Sweets by Caroline, turns her childhood passion for baking into a thriving career. Through entrepreneurship programs at the University of Maryland, she refines her business skills and wins accolades. Ta emphasizes the importance of leveraging university resources and remains committed to empowering future entrepreneurs.

Smith School Alumna's Unique Feat: Working with Both Super Bowl Teams!

Maryland football's legacy extends beyond the field, with talent not only in its athletes but also in dedicated staff like Amanda Hilman. Formerly an operations assistant, Hilman's journey led her to internships with both Super Bowl LVIII teams, the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. Hailing from Smithtown, Long Island, Hilman's passion for athletics began at Maryland University, where she now continues her career as a Baltimore Ravens intern.

Using A Business Background to Create and Curate Art

Recommendations from friends and growing up in the region helped Marcus De Paula decide on the Smith School for his education. Today De Paula is a multi-disciplinary artist and curator. His sculptures have been exhibited in many places, including a piece built for Burning Man in 2022.

Gaining the Confidence to Pursue ‘Big Dreams’

Tony Danko, MBA ’15, has always known he wanted to start his own company. He knew an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business would help him with his dream.

Leading A Career Pointed ‘Toward Public Service'

Giving back and being an advocate has always been part of Secretary Anthony Woods’, EMBA ’15, career. 

Nothing But Net Career Gains for Former UMD Basketball Star

When Abby Meyers, MiM ’23, transferred to the University of Maryland for her final year of college basketball eligibility, she wasn’t just chasing her hoop dreams.

Alumna Boldly Leads Successful Salesforce Consulting Firm

During an early job interview with Accenture, Pallavi Agarwal ’05, asked how long it would take to become a partner. Never afraid to ask bold questions, Agarwal used her determination to map her successful business career. Today, she is the CEO and founder of Kander, an award-winning woman- and minority-founded Salesforce global consulting firm based in Washington, D.C.

Supporting Smith Students By Paying it Forward

Albert P. Carey ’74, a long-time executive at PepsiCo, knew he wanted to give back when he committed $1 million to the Maryland Promise program. He currently supports 13 Smith School Maryland Promise scholars through the Albert P. and Victoria V. Carey Maryland Promise Scholarship.

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