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”

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

*Mock Case Interviews with Marc Cosentino
Monday, October 26 or Tuesday, October 27th | various evening & daytime time slots | Online
These hour long case practice sessions will take place with Marc Cosentino in conjunction with 2 other students in group setting. Please only sign up for one slot. Please note you must attend the workshop on Monday, October 28 from 8 – 10 am in order to sign up for one of these slots.  That workshop requires a separate registration on HireSmith. To register for the mock case interviews, visit (Waitlist only)

*Crash Course in Interviewing: Be Fearless Webinar
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm | Online
Want to nail your next interview?  Then join us on for a 60 minute webinar to learn the most effective strategies to prepare for your next big interview. The webinar will also be recorded and uploaded to Canvas for those who are unable to attend. 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)

*The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to YouHosted by the PTMBAA
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 5:30pm  | Online
PTMBAA is excited to welcome Julie Zhou, Management Expert and Former VP of Product Design for Facebook. Julie will deliver a keynote speech on how to successfully manage people and build a strong team. Her speech will be followed by a 40-minute question and answer session. Submit questions in advance for the Q&A portion to 

*Be Fearless Webinar: Salary Negotiation
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm | Online
Have you ever earned a couple thousand dollars in less than an hour? A good negotiator can do just that. Perhaps you are wrapping up with your interview processes and with salary negotiation may be next step in line, you do not want to leave money on the table. Join the tutorial on the critical skills of salary negotiation. To register, visit (Please see current positions in the HotJobs section below)

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.

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

For additional information, and to register, visit:  (For additional case interview resources, please see your career coach)

*Forté Virtual Career Fair
Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Online
Fees: Free; Registration: Required
When you have a job you love, life is more rewarding and Forté is going to support you do just that – help you rise higher on your career journey. Join the career fair whether you are looking to brush up on your business skills to climb the corporate ladder, make a career transition, or simply coming back to work after a break. This event brings all the benefits of a career fair, designed for your busy life where you can: meet recruiters from leading firms, view open jobs from top companies across the country, share your resume with employers in an exclusive resume book database, get the insider scoop from a company’s culture to its values and objectives, and visit each company booth to access their profile and live Q&A chat.