Summer Serves up New Experiential Learning Opportunities for Smith MSIS Students

Students from the Smith School's Master of Science in Information Systems program will embark on real-world projects in a new summer pilot by Smith Business Consulting. They will collaborate with Hughes Network Systems on cloud-based endeavors, enhancing cross-functional skills and fostering industry integration.

Aiming for Zero

Montgomery County, Maryland, aims for 100% greenhouse gas emission reduction by 2035. Smith Business Consulting students collaborate with the county, providing pro-bono services to achieve these goals. This initiative aligns with the Smith School's social impact and experiential learning strategies.

The Smith School Recognizes Its Outstanding Faculty and Staff at 2024 Assembly

The globally renowned Smith School excels in business research and offers a top-tier educational experience within a supportive community. Annually, it honors outstanding faculty and staff with prestigious awards.

M&T Bank x CSVC Case Competition Sees Graduate Students Promote Financial Inclusion Solutions

University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business students are pioneering advancements in the banking sector, focusing on community development and financial inclusion. In the M&T Bank x CSVC Case Competition, teams presented scholarly solutions, utilizing technology and partnerships for enhanced banking engagement.

Smith’s New Coil Initiative Is Bringing Global Experiential Learning Into the Classroom

Smith COIL Faculty Fellows, funded by federal grants, innovates business education by connecting University of Maryland students with peers abroad through COIL. Led by Rebecca Bellinger, this initiative pioneers collaborative online learning for global business courses, shaping the future of education.

The 31st Annual William D. Bradford Banquet Celebrates Diversity and Community at the Smith School

The Robert H. Smith School of Business recently held the 31st William D. Bradford Banquet, honoring diversity, equity, and inclusion. Spirit of Excellence Awards were presented to outstanding students and faculty members, emphasizing their commitment to fostering excellence. Distinguished alumni stressed the importance of allyship and advocacy for career success.

Analyzing the New Workday Dead Zone: The Power Dynamics and Science of It

The hours between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. have become the time when many workers leave the office or take a break from remote work. It’s being called the workday dead zone. Many employees use that couple of hours to do everything from beat traffic, pick up their kids from daycare, and even hit the gym. The Wall Street Journal reports workers aren’t just using this time to blow off work and relax, they’re making up the time with a third shift at night to finish off the workday.

Experiential Learning Thriving at Smith: OEL Annual Report

When Dean Prabhudev Konana initiated the Office of Experiential Learning (OEL) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, he described its mission as “to expand and deepen existing alumni and corporate relationships to increase career success odds for students opportunities for our students to get the type of real-world, practical learning that will make them the most sought after by employers when they graduate.”

Smith’s Georgea Leslie and Aakash Srinivasan Among Class of 2023 MBAs to Watch

New full-time MBA graduates of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are among Poets & Quants’ MBAs to Watch: Class of 2023.

It’s All About the Experience

The Smith School has always known how important experiential learning is for students. These hands-on, immersive experiences and opportunities to solve real problems for real companies help them develop critical thinking skills, greater resilience, and an ability to lead the organizations of the future. Smith has offered this type of learning—both in the classroom and beyond—for years.

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