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During his University of Maryland visit on Sept. 19, 2017, Washington Wizards and Capitals owner Ted Leonsis shared lessons from his youth and career as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Here are six quotes from the inaugural Robert G. Hisaoka Speaker Series, made possible through a gift from Robert G. Hisaoka to the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Smith School.Read more...
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It's not "game over" for Toys 'R' Us. Its filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week is more of a "timeout." And the Smith School's Jie Zhang, says that if the iconic toy retailer plays its cards right, it could end up a winner. Zhang explains what the country's last remaining toy specialty retailer must do now. Read more...
Washington has monuments, museums and power centers for three branches of government. But the region’s most important real estate for residents might be Capital One Arena, sports business leader Ted Leonsis said Sept. 19, 2017, at the University of Maryland. “Sports plays now this outsized role in your community and in media,” said Leonsis, the inaugural featured guest in the Robert G. Hisaoka Speaker Series, made possible through a gift from Robert G. Hisaoka to the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at UMD’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Victor Mullins, associate dean of the undergraduate program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, recently asked Sydni Wright ’20 to share her unique experience during this past summer. Sydni’s “Summer Story of “WOW”” is part of her Smith journey and it may be an inspiration to others. It may also be the beginning of what will distinguish her during networking opportunities and job interviews. Sydni is a Supply Chain Management and Operations Management and Business Analytics double major.
It may be reassuring to think that China, with sheer economic might, could turn some screws on North Korea, bring that country to heel and protect the world from potential aggression. Reassuring, yes, but it's also unrealistic, says the Smith School's Gary Cohen. "China is reluctant to go deeper into sanctions against North Korea for two reasons," says Cohen. Read more...
Lauren Black, class of 2019 accounting and information systems double major, writes about Maryland Marquee Day, held on Sept. 16, 2017, at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Photos are courtesy of Daniel Jenkins, class of 2018.
On this episode of Bootstrapped, we interviewed Kathryn Stewart, an investor in private and public equity and a member of the Dingman Center Angels and Board of Advisors. After spending 10 years working as a partner at Alex.Brown covering healthcare and technology, Kathryn wanted to give back and help others by creating jobs, so she started to invest in companies that utilized technology in order to make an impact. In this episode, Kathryn discusses her personalized approach to how she invests in entrepreneurs, and reveals the attributes a startup needs to draw angel investors.
A team of undergraduate students representing the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business won first place in a supply chain case competition on Sept. 17, 2017. The event was part of the annual Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) EXPO, a three-day event in Long Beach, Calif.
Undergraduate students had an extra source of intelligence at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business fall career fair on Sept. 15, 2017. A customized smartphone app allowed participants to track their favorite employers, read about job and internship opportunities, find specific booths on a map and engage in social media.
The Smith Undergraduate Career Fair was not the only event Smith had lined up for its students on Sept. 15, 2017. Business Honors students concluded their day at the Career Fair at the Business Honors team building session at Stamp.
For many students in the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, their summers were jam-packed with adventure and opportunity.
Markets will respond when President Trump nominates a new Federal Reserve chairperson in January 2018. But Wall Street legend and financial historian Henry Kaufman said the reason the decision matters so much has more to do with the Fed’s recent failures than its successes. “The Federal Reserve has vaulted itself into a position of high prominence not because of its achievements, but because of its shortcomings,” Kaufman writes in his latest book, which he discussed on Sept. 13, 2017, at the Smith School. Read more...
The massive Equifax data breach has pulled the lid off the credit repository industry and now is drawing fresh scrutiny on the scarcely regulated firms that hold sway over the financial lives of millions of people. The Smith School's Clifford Rossi explains how the breach could transform the industry. Read more...
Victor Mullins, associate dean of the undergraduate program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, recently asked Perveen Gulati '19 to share her unique experience during this past summer.
Do you have a global mindset? Undergraduate students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business will be asked that question every time they enter the new globally branded Undergraduate Programs suite in 1570 Van Munching Hall. This semester, the Smith School highlights the many opportunities that undergraduate students have to develop a global mindset during their time in College Park.
Martin Dresner, professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, delivered the keynote speech at the Conference on Air Transport, Regional Development and Policy. The conference took place in February 2017 at the University of Bergamo in Italy.
Dresner presented “Gains (And Losses) Through Connectivity,” which explored how market entry is affecting the U.S. airline industry.
Lauren Black, class of 2019 accounting and information systems double major, writes about Smith Minors Orientation Night, held on Sept. 5, 2017, at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Business Minors Make a Major Impact
Victor Mullins, associate dean of the undergraduate program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, writes about the Smith's National Association of Black Accountants (NABA).