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.

How Alumni Are Helping Smith Students Get Jobs

More Smith alumni are giving back to help current students get jobs, thanks to new efforts from the Office of Career Services and the newly launched Office of Experiential Learning.

New Year, New Goals

A new year brings a fresh start, a full slate of 365 days to work on improving oneself in one way or another. Ten Smith professors are sharing their New Year’s resolutions: Tejwansh (Tej) Singh Anand, Clinical Professor of Practice and the Academic Director for the MS in Information Systems Programs “Find innovative ways to propel myself and my students Fearlessly Forward.”

Why Are Women Still So Underrepresented in Management?

We’re less than 90 days away from the end of 2022, and though there have been astronomical changes in the way business is done, women continue to lag behind men in getting leadership positions.

Maryland Smith Expands Business Minor With Launch of Asynchronous Program

This fall, students in any program at the University of Maryland will have access to business courses in an online format to fit into their schedules from anywhere, thanks to the new asynchronous business minor program from the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Smith’s Daylin Russo Among Class of 2022 Best & Brightest MBAs

Daylin Russo, representing the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business Full-Time MBA Program, is featured among the world’s 100 “Best & Brightest MBAs: Class of 2022,” by Poets & Quants, the digital news outlet dedicated to global coverage of business education.

Can’t Do Inbox Zero? Try This Instead

Imagine beginning your workday with an email inbox that was nearly empty, and ending it in a Zen-like perfect state of emptiness. It’s the idea, of course, behind Inbox Zero, the meticulous email management system aimed at keeping the inbox message-free.

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