Working Professional Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Upcoming Career Development Programs, Events, and Opportunities
The * denotes a new event / opportunity

All times listed are EST unless otherwise noted.
Please note that this is a partial list of events. To see a complete list of OCS events, please visit and click on “Events”

The Global Business Outlook from Citi’s Global Chief Economist
Thursday, October 15 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm | Via Webex @
Join the Center for Global Business (CGB) and Kislaya Prasad, academic director of CGB, for a virtual conversation with Catherine Mann, Citi’s Global Chief Economist, about resilience in the global economy and what economic recovery will look like in the post-COVID environment. The conversation will include trade policy, industry and market predictions, and resilience in business. 

Be Fearless Webinar #4: Your Value Proposition
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm | Online
In this webinar, we’ll cover how to create a compelling value proposition for your target job and employer. Building on previous webinars, we’ll show you how to construct a comprehensive pitch using the 355+ value strategy. (The webinar will also be recorded and uploaded to Canvas for those who are unable to attend.) To register, visit

*Ladies First Founders Alumni Panel: Adaptability During a Time of Uncertainty – Hosted by Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship
Thursday, October 22 | 12:30-1:30pm | Online
Hear the female and non-binary student founders speak at the Ladies First Alumni Panel about Adaptability During a Time of Uncertainty and how the Ladies First Founders class helped them connect with like-minded founders at UMD to develop their ventures. This is a great opportunity for the students considering running their own company one day to learn more about the experience from young founders who are out there hustling, and also learn more about the class that can help them get their venture idea off the ground.

*Dingman Fridays Virtual – Hosted by Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship
Every Friday | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm | Online
Dingman Fridays Virtual is an advising session where Venture mentors, subject matter experts, guest advisors and Dingman staff will listen to your ideas, and provide feedback and the next actionable steps. These sessions are held every Friday of the semester for all the UMD students, staff and alumni.

*Cosentino Case Interviewing Workshop
Monday, October 26, 2020 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm | Online and In person – College Park VMH 1333
Case interviews have found their way into almost every type of MBA recruiting interview and this workshop will demystify the case interview by exploring the various types of questions, how to approach, analyze and answer them, and learn everything you need to do to be competitive for these top jobs. 

Speaker’s bio: Cosentino is a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School, Harvard’s Program on Negotiation and the University of Denver. For the past two decades Marc Cosentino’s work has towered over the field of case interviews through and the book: Case in Point. He has consulted with and designed cases for private sector firms, government agencies and non-profits. In addition, Marc has trained corporate and academic PhD’s to think like business executives. To register, visit

Artlin Consulting Virtual Information Session
Friday, October 30, 2020 | 12:00pm  to 1:00pm | Online
Artlin Consulting is a Washington DC-based consulting firm founded on the principle that our customers deserve to work with knowledgeable industry partners whom they can trust and depend on for quality, economical service. It provides agile and responsive business solutions to both the Federal Government and the commercial sector. Artlin’s services are concentrated in Agile IT Management, Program Management, Strategic Sourcing, Business Process Re-engineering and Process and Performance Improvement.

Artlin is hosting a virtual information session to give interested candidates an overview on the company, review the open positions, and answer any specific questions that you might have. To register, visit (Please see current positions in the HotJobs section)

Beyond Smith…
This section of #SmithHired contains a listing of career development and networking opportunities outside of Smith. Due to the fluid nature of events during Covid-19, we encourage you to check each event website prior to attending any event.

MBA Conferences 
Various Dates, Fall 2020
For those who are seeking new roles, conferences can be immensely helpful in your job search. They provide a forum for interacting with Fortune 500 companies and some nonprofits that are seeking to hire MBAs for internships and full-time opportunities. If you attend a conference without being prepared, you run the risk of damaging your personal brand and the Smith School brand, so please have a discussion with your career coach prior to deciding whether or not to attend. Because the details pertaining to each conference may change due to Covid-19, we encourage you to visit each conference website for the most up-to-date information. 

The conferences that you should be aware of are listed below. *Please note that the dates, times, and meeting modes may change due to the unpredictability of COVID-19. Again, please visit each conference website to keep apprised of any changes.

  • Net Impact Conference: 10/22 – 10/24 (Baltimore, MD)

October 2020 Webinar Series – Crack the Case – Masterclasses with David Ohrvall
Every Wednesday 8pm and Thursday 8 am ET throughout October | Online
Fees: Free; Registration: Required
Do virtual interviews make you nervous? Learn how to success in your virtual case interviews this October. It is a great way to learn about:

  • What makes for an effective case interview structure?
  • How the Block, Break & Ask technique can transform your skills and make you more insightful
  • Quick ways to ensure you are “in the zone” with your answers
  • Best practices for keeping track of your facts and data and learn simple techniques for finding insights fast
  • Tips for presenting your conclusion with confidence over video

*Represent the Future Summit – Success is inclusive – Presented by Amazon
Tuesday – Wednesday October 20-21, 2020 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
Fees: Free; Registration: Required
It is a first-ever virtual career enrichment experience hosted by Amazon to uplift Black, Latinx, and Native American professionals of all backgrounds and experience levels. Black, Latinx, and Native American leaders and employees will share what it’s like to work at Amazon, and why representation and authenticity matter. Recruiters and hiring managers from across the company will share insights about the 14 Leadership Principles used daily, current job opportunities, and the application and interview process. Attendees will also learn about Amazon’s global business ecosystem, the role innovation, invention, and entrepreneurship play in building the future at the speed of Amazon.

*Work@Liberty Wednesday: D&I Round Table Series – Being A Person Of Color In Corporate America – Hosted by Liberty Mutual
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm | Online
Fees: Free; Registration: Required
This is a roundtable is a space for students and Liberty employees to openly discuss what it feels like to be a person of color in a large corporate setting. Discussion will be held in small breakout rooms which will include sharing challenges from a personal and professional perspective, overcoming and working through those challenges, and support system in place. This is a wonderful opportunity for a conversation to learn from each other and work towards a better tomorrow. For additional information, and to register, visit