News at Smith
There will be a few new professors in the corridors of Van Munching Hall and in Maryland Smith’s online courses this academic year.
Five new professors will join the faculty at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Here’s a little bit about them.
This summer the Center for Global Business at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business organized the first Global Marketing Virtual Internship program, a program the center plans to make a yearly affair.
Twenty-two Maryland Smith undergraduate students were selected from a pool of over 100 applicants to participate in the cohort-based 10-week program focused on website globalization and digital marketing. The students were placed with Maryland and D.C.-based companies that export their products and services abroad.
In March, as hospitals around the country were struggling to equip first responders with the personal protective equipment they needed to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, Hobie Cohen had an idea.
He had a 3D printer at home and wasn’t using it. Why not put it to work making face masks?
Series Focused on Mortgage Industry to be delivered by Maryland Smith, Collateral Risk Network
Residential collateral risk professionals can expand their knowledge base and build risk management skills through a forthcoming education series jointly presented by the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and the Collateral Risk Network (CRN).
The four-part Collateral Risk Education series will run online 7-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 14, 16, 21 and 23.
Alexander Mikhailovsky ’18 didn’t have much time to celebrate his graduation from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Within days of receiving his finance degree, the U.S. Army Reservist headed to Afghanistan to provide logistics support for the military.
“I volunteered to be deployed,” Mikhailovsky said. “I supported combat operations and coordinated various types of equipment. It was a great experience, and I learned a lot.”
When he returned to the United States in 2019, he faced a new mission: finding a job.
Reselling sneakers is big business for Maryland Smith marketing student Gautam Malik, ’22.
Since January, the 20-year-old entrepreneur has brought in half a million dollars in sneaker sales, according to a recent article in Business Insider. He’s running his own resale business and an exclusive sneaker advisory group that charges members $45 a month for admission.
"I was meant to sell something," Malik tells Business Insider.
First-year MBA Jared Turetsky lets us in on what it's like to work as an MBA Intern at Pepsi.
It’s not every Maryland Smith alum who can blow away the judges of America’s Got Talent, earning a spot in the live shows. That’s a very tough crowd. But for mentalist Max Major, ’05, leaving people speechless is just another day at the office. Major performs at more than 200 events a year for top organizations, including Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Lockheed Martin and the Department of Defense. His job is to wow audiences with his skills, which he describes as the “showmanship of a magician mixed with some cool psychology and hypnosis.”
In a special summer edition of the Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series (DSS), the Center for Global Business and academic director, Kislaya Prasad hosted a conversation with Emmanuelle Ganne, senior analyst in the economic research and statistics division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Monday, July 27, 2020.
Max Major '05 can read your mind. It's a passion he parlayed into the only career he ever really considered. While at Maryland Smith, he honed his entrepreneurial skills to build a business as a renowned mentalist. Major, who describes his craft as combining "the showmanship of a magician mixed with some cool psychology and hypnosis," now performs at more than 200 events each year for top organizations like Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Kimberly Lumpkins and Patricia Turner, representing the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, are featured among the world’s “Best and Brightest Executive MBA Graduates” in the class of 2020, by Poets & Quants, the digital news outlet dedicated to global coverage of business education.
The Center for Global Business presented the fifth installment in an ongoing series of webinars by the MAPIT Alliance, “Show Me the Money: Financing Exports in Uncertain Times.” Building on the previous webinars that focused on shipping, logistics, and market research, this edition was created to share financing resources available to help companies export and showcase an example of a local Maryland company that has been successful in accessing these resources and exporting globally.
When businesses want to expand their presence around the world or solve a global challenge, Maryland Smith’s MBA or undergraduate students are there, with valuable insights.
That’s what the Maryland Global Export Consulting Program is designed for. And it’s particularly relevant now, with COVID-19 impacting global expansion goals and creating other challenges.
In the wake of national protests over police brutality and racial injustice, many have sought to further educate themselves on issues affecting the BIPOC community. Maryland Smith is doing its part in this process with hopes of making the world a better place – one page at a time. Launched this year, the Smith Summer Reading and Dialogue Series is an anti-racist reading club that features poetry and literature written by Black and anti-racist poets and authors. Its intent is to dedicate necessary time and space to engage deeply in these important topics, says Maryland Smith’s Jeanette Snider, M. Ed ’11, PhD ’20.
Raschid Receives NSF Funding to Improve Supply Chain Knowledge Networks for COVID-19 Medical Supplies
A Maryland Smith expert in data science and data management has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve supply chain networks used for critically needed medical equipment during the COVID-19 crisis.
Louiqa Raschid, a professor of information systems in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, is principal investigator of the $90K award. The funding comes from the NSF Rapid Response Research initiative, which aims to mobilize the scientific community in response to the current coronavirus pandemic.
First-year MBA Maria Herold lets us in on what it's like to work as an MBA Intern at M&T Bank.
Is the stock market in bubble territory, ready to burst? Or are these boom times?
That will be the debate at the U.S. Equities Boom or Bust Update, a virtual event being hosted by the CFA Society Washington, D.C.
As COVID-19 restricted access to the gym, Daniel Mazour had an idea. The entrepreneur, currently enrolled in Maryland Smith’s Online MBA program, decided to co-launch an online alternative that would allow people to pursue health and wellness from home.