It’s difficult to figure out where to start when it comes to addressing the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. But these Maryland Smith students have an idea. On March 6, Maryland Smith MBA students – Ashlee Albertson, Daylin Russo, Morgan Daly and Sara Bartczak – placed fourth out of 80 teams internationally in the 3rd annual Net Impact Case Competition on Social Responsibility at the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.
When it comes to determining the sustainability of an investment, these four Maryland Smith students are tough to beat. The team of undergraduate seniors – Ajay Shankar (finance and information systems), Faben Henok (OMBA and SCM with a minor in technology entrepreneurship), Josh Chen (economics and minor in business analytics), and Alex Leipold (marketing and OMBA) – recently won first place honors in the Milgard Invitation Case Competition on Social Responsibility, garnering the coveted first place title and a $1,000 cash prize per student.
Maryland Smith’s Center for Social Value Creation recently concluded its second Impact Consulting Fellowship, a program that puts students to work in cross-functional teams to provide pro bono consulting services to impact-driven organizations. And as with every ICF term, this one ended with an ICF Huddle, and a chance to present their final deliverables and compete for awards.
Former CSVC Students Return to Lead Consulting Initiative Adapted to Enrich Students, Clients During and After Coronavirus Despite pandemic-induced social distancing, nearly 150 students are driving a Maryland Smith project this summer supporting value-driven organizations.