Beware of Social Comparison, Maryland Smith Speaker Tells Grads

Facebook, Instagram and similar tools make social comparison easier than ever, but undergraduate keynote speaker Lisa Kidd Hunt ’97 warned students about the fear of missing out during commencement exercises on May 22, 2019, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

UBS Executive Gives Grads Three Leadership Rules

Leadership starts with understanding people, keynote speaker Dana Ritzcovan ’93 told graduates on May 19, 2018, at the undergraduate commencement celebration for the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “We hire employees at organizations, yet human beings show up instead,” said Ritzcovan, group managing director and head of human resources for Global Wealth Management at UBS, a global financial services company.

Congrats to New Grads! Commencement Highlights

On Dec. 20, 2017, 778 students graduated from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The commencement ceremony was held at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Md. The entire ceremony is available online. Watch now.

Smith’s Winter Commencement is Dec. 20

Join the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at 9 a.m. as we celebrate the accomplishments of business graduates at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Md. For winter commencement, tickets are not required for the Smith School ceremony or the campus-wide ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 19. The Smith School commencement ceremonies will be streamed live at www.rhsmith.umd.edu/WatchMeGraduate. 

EMBA Cohort 16 Crosses the Stage

July 29, 2017 - The sun peeked out of the clouds, heralding the end of a long, heavy rain just as Executive MBA graduates from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business marked the culmination of a challenging, transformative journey. During his commencement address, Associate Dean Mike Faulkender pointed out what an enriching experience this was, not only for the EMBA graduates, but for faculty as well.

Congratulations to the Smith School’s Class of 2017

There was the usual pomp and circumstance, and quite a lot of excitement, as 1,200 students graduated from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on Monday at the Xfinity Center on the university’s College Park campus, May 22, 2017. Undergraduate Ceremony At the undergraduate ceremony, graduating senior Cecelia Cizek sang the National Anthem and Kelly Cosgriff delivered the student address.

Smith Commencement is May 22

Join the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on Monday, May 22, 2017, as we celebrate the accomplishments of more than 1,000 business graduates at two commencement ceremonies. The ceremonies will take place at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Md. Tickets are not required for the Smith School ceremonies but please note that tickets are required for the campus-wide ceremony on Sunday, May 21. Smith School Graduate Ceremony Monday, May 22, 2017, 9 a.m., Xfinity Center

Congrats to New Smith Alumni!

On Dec. 21, 2016, over 800 students graduated from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business with PhD, MS, MBA, and BS degrees. The commencement ceremony was held at the Xfinity Center on the university’s College Park campus. You can watch the entire ceremony online.

Smith Winter Commencement is Dec 21

Join the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at 9 a.m. as we celebrate the accomplishments of business graduates at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Md. Tickets are not required for the Smith ceremony or the main campus ceremony, which is on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. Smith’s keynote speaker is Richard L. Novak ’62, operating partner at Linden Capital Partners. YongHyeok Joo, class of 2017, will sing the National Anthem. The graduate speaker is Rahul Sood and the undergraduate student speaker is Adam Greene.

Congratulations to Smith EMBA Cohort 15!

Graduation day was July 23, 2016, for 43 executives at the Riggs Alumni Center, supported by more than 300 friends, family, faculty, and staff. Dean Alex Triantis congratulated the graduates on completing the rigorous 19-month journey, culminating with a celebration of the fifteenth Executive MBA cohort at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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