‘Maryland Business Adapts’ Event Announces Call for Nominations

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Sept. 20, 2021 – COVID-19 was a test like no other for global businesses. Some failed. But many others persevered, adapted – and thrived.

‘Trade Guys’ Come to Smith to Talk Trade Policy, China Relations, and Trade’s Impact on Climate

What is the Biden administration’s stance on global trade? What’s the status of the U.S.-Chinese trade relationship? And are things changing at the intersection between climate and trade regulations? Those were some of the topics covered in a recent discussion as the Center for Global Business (CGB) hosted a live podcast with The Trade Guys from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). The talk, held Tuesday, was part of CGB’s Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series. Rebecca Bellinger, CGB executive director, and Kislaya Prasad, CGB academic director, moderated the conversation with trade experts Scott Miller, senior adviser of the Albshire-Inamori Leadership Academy, and Bill Reinsch, senior adviser and School Chair in International Business at CSIS.

MBA Students Close Orientation With M&T Bank Case Competition

How can a leading financial institution effectively deliver banking products and services to disadvantaged communities while still earning a socially responsible profit for shareholders? That was the question posed to Maryland Smith’s MBA students in the M&T Bank Case competition. The event, which took place at the close of Smith’s two-week MBA orientation, brought students together to work in teams to identify how the company can effectively deliver banking products and services to disadvantaged communities while still earning a socially responsible profit for shareholders.

CSVC to Host Sept. 17-19 ‘College Park Jam’ Design Thinking Challenge for Equitable and Sustainable Transportation

The Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC) in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business invites UMD students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater College Park community to participate as multidisciplinary teams in a three-day design thinking challenge toward a more equitable and sustainable transportation system.

CGB Programs Help Students Gain Skills on Summer Break

How did you spend your summer vacation? Students working with Maryland Smith’s Center for Global Business have an impressive answer for that question. CGB offered two programs this summer to allow students to develop their professional skills and build work experience, ultimately helping them to build their resumes and gain a competitive advantage in their future careers. Here’s how they spent their time. The Global Marketing Virtual Internship Program

Maryland Smith MBA Internship Podcast with Ramana Sriwidya at GlaxoSmithKline

This summer, Maryland Smith is catching up with MBA students who are working as interns at top companies across the country. In The Smith Report, we speak to students about how their internship experiences are helping them build their skills and make professional connections. In this edition, first-year MBA Ramana Sriwidya shares with us what it's like to work as an MBA intern at GlaxoSmithKline.

Maryland Smith MBA Internship Podcast with Laura Hayes at Ford Motor Company

This summer, Maryland Smith is catching up with MBA students who are working as interns at top companies across the country. In The Smith Report, we speak to students about how their internship experiences are helping them build their skills and make professional connections. In this edition, first-year MBA Laura Hayes shares with us what it's like to work as an MBA intern at Ford Motor Company.

Impact Consulting Fellowship: Celebrating the Spring 2021 Cohort

The Center for Social Value Creation’s Impact Consulting Fellowship (ICF) program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business provides for students (both Smith and non-Smith at UMD) at the undergrad, masters and doctoral levels to work in cross-functional teams to provide pro-bono consulting services to impact-driven organizations across the country, as well as internationally.

‘Maryland Business Adapts’ Examines, Celebrates Exporters’ Pandemic Resiliency

Prior to COVID-19, United Source One had experienced multiple "near deaths," according to President and CEO Michael Imgarten of the exporter that specializes in supplying premium beef and other food products to high-end restaurants. By June 2020, exports were down 95%. At that level, many companies would close operations, he said, especially "a young entrepreneurial company specializing in international business, which is an extra layer of complexity."

Center for Global Business Closes Out the Virtual Academic Year 2020-21

The Center for Global Business (CGB) successfully closed out a fully virtual 2020-21 academic year delivering programming that continued to support its mission of being the driving force behind global learning at Maryland Smith.

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