Whether on the gridiron or in the classroom, Maryland Smith’s football players have the playbook for success. Speaking to an audience of high school students with Victor Mullins, Maryland Smith associate dean for undergraduate studies, and Terp football alumnus Mike Echols, BCJ ’88, members of the University of Maryland’s football team shared their tips on making the most of the college experience and positioning themselves for a fulfilling future.
The University of Maryland and its Robert H. Smith School of Business are launching two new undergraduate programs that will give highest-achieving students a big-picture view of business and industry in the changing workplace. The Interdisciplinary Business Honors Living-Learning Program and the Smith Business Leadership Fellows Program are each designed to enrich the college experience for the highest-achieving undergraduate applicants and further nurture their intellectual curiosity.
“The reason we do research is for all those moments of true inspiration,” Maryland Smith’s Rajshree Agarwal told a group of undergraduate students last Thursday. “My PhD students inspire me as they showcase how entrepreneurship and innovation helps create solutions to the world’s thorniest challenges and unmet needs.”
Maryland Smith students are encouraged to be fearless in expanding their knowledge and experience in business. For some students, this includes playing a role in the world of research.
Mentoring Event Reinforces Maryland Smith Enrollment-Retention Initiative Targeting Racially Minoritized Students More than 60 Black and Latinx male high school students along with Maryland Smith student leaders and alumni, plus other accomplished professionals, engaged together recently in a virtual mentoring event focused on leadership development and empowerment.
At Maryland Smith, and at organizations across the business world, our diversity is a strength. At Smith, that strength shows through in numbers. “It shows because of the things that we do to nurture students and support students,” says Victor Mullins, associate dean of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Education regarding injustice and inequality is necessary for hopes of creating a better future for all. As part of her role as vice president of inclusion and professional development of the MBA Association (MBAA), MBA candidate Jasmine Snead is helping to further emphasize diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Andy Shallal, EMBA ’19, has seen first-hand how COVID-19 is impacting the restaurant industry across the greater D.C. region and beyond. Despite the challenges, Shallal believes it’s not time for restaurant and business owners to throw in the towel just yet.