Kevin Li, class of 2019 marketing and information systems double major, writes about the War for Talent panel that is part of the Smith Start program for incoming freshmen at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Photos are courtesy of Adedeji Adebayo, class of 2018 business information systems major.
Nearly 100 full-time MBA students tackled their first real-world business challenge Aug. 23-25, 2017, during the third annual MBA Orientation Live Case Competition at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “This competition will slingshot you into your MBA program,” said Smith School professor Neta Moye, who designed the experiential learning activity with representatives from PepsiCo. “It will ratchet up your learning curve.”
Lauren Black, class of 2019 accounting and information systems double major, writes about the Smith Leadership Institute (SLI), held on Aug. 26, 2017, at the Xfinity Center. SLI is the kick-off event for the Smith Start program for incoming freshmen at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Photos are courtesy of Adedeji Adebayo, class of 2018 business information systems major.
More than 550 specialty master's, including Master of Science, students representing 21 countries came together recently for orientation activities at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
It may still feel like the middle of summer, but orientation events are already underway at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business for the 2016-17 school year. Full-time MBA students will take part in a two-week orientation that begins on Aug. 8. International MBA students are already here at Smith to kick-of their program. Students in the specialty masters programs start their one-week orientation on Aug. 12. New part-time MBA students will be at Van Munching Hall for orientation on Aug. 13.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business welcomed its new part-time MBAs with a challenge to “do more with less” -- through improvisation. The test: team-improvise a catapult against the clock from a limited supply of office materials including binders, paperclips, rubber bands and No. 2 pencils. A shootout for the farthest shot followed, as the teams competed during Smith’s Part-Time MBA Program orientation on Aug. 15-16, 2015 in the Van Munching Hall atrium.
Dean Says Deep Experience Will Give Edge to Incoming Class Incoming Master of Science students will catch the attention of employers as they delve deep into specialized programs at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Dean Alex Triantis told the incoming class during orientation Aug. 18-22, 2014.
Orientation leaders at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business know exactly what incoming full-time MBA students need. A committee of returning students led by Jen Long, Smith MBA Association vice president of student affairs, has played a major role in planning and delivering the two-week module that ends Aug. 23, 2014, with a Washington Nationals baseball outing.
Enthusiastic cheering was a feature of the morning as 398 brand-new freshmen began their Welcome Week at Smith with a Saturday morning Leadership Institute, held at the UMUC Inn and Conference Center. The event set the tone for the challenging, exciting college experience that awaits them. Victor Mullins, associate dean of undergraduate programs, welcomed students and delivered a keynote address. From the beginning of their college experience, he said, students should be thinking about the outcomes they want to achieve.
Eighty-eight students joined the Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) program this year, kicking off the semester with an orientation to their new program.