Working Professional Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Upcoming Career Development Programs, Events, and Opportunities
All times listed are EST unless otherwise noted.

Case Interviewing Workshop with Marc Cosentino, Author of Case In Point
Monday, October 29, 2018 | 12:15pm to 1:45pm | Online or in person at Van Munching Hall in College Park MD
Once only found in consulting interviews, case interviews have found their way into almost every type of MBA recruiting interview. This workshop will demystify the case interview by exploring the various types of questions, and how to approach, analyze and answer them. You’ll learn what you need to do to be competitive for these top jobs.  Please register on to attend. On the morning of the event, a Zoom link will be sent to all registrants who intend to watch the workshop online.

Speaker’s bio:
For the past two decades Marc Cosentino’s work has towered over the field of case interviews. The Wall Street Journal calls his book Case in Point the MBA Bible which is one of the many reasons why Cosentino is the world’s foremost authority on case interviewing. He is CEO of and a popular and sought after speaker visiting around 50 schools a year. Over the past 25 years he has advised and coached over 120,000 students and alumni. Case in Point, is not only the number one selling case book world-wide, but is also the number two selling interview book world-wide and the top book on Amazon in the field of consulting.

Mock Case Interviews with Marc Cosentino, Author of Case In Point
October 29, 2018 | Select a timeslot between 2pm and 7:30pm *See note for 6:30pm to 7:30pm slots | College Park
October 30, 2018 | Select a timeslot between 8am and 2pm | College Park
Don’t miss this special opportunity to practice case interviewing with the author of the Case In Point. Interview slots are extremely limited and are on a first-come-first served basis. Register on today.
* Please note the following:

  • In-person or online attendance at the October 29th Marc Cosentino Case Interview Workshop is a prerequisite for participating in the mock interviews.
  • To obtain a 6:30pm to 7:30pm interview slot you must email your career coach. These slots are granted on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible participants.
  • Due to the limited number of slots available it is imperative that you attend once you register. No shows are not acceptable.

Tell Me About Yourself Peer Practice- Webinar #5 in the Be Fearless Career Course 
Wednesday November 7, 2018 | 12:30pm to 1:15pm | Online! 
This webinar will be an interactive learning session focused on the Tell Me About Yourself (TMAY) interviewing and networking question you encounter throughout your career and will include peer practice. To get the most out of this webinar, participants are encouraged to watch the short ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ video tutorial that will be housed on Canvas. To register for this practice session, please visit

Marketing & Finance Super Day – Save the Date!
Friday, November 9, 2018 | DC campus
Marketing and Finance Super Day is a day full of learning, mock interviewing and networking with alumni and students across all MBA programs. Take advantage of this opportunity to connect across campuses and cohorts, and with seasoned Smith alumni in the areas of finance and marketing. Pre-registration is required. Stay tuned for registration on

Tell Me About a Time When Interview Format- Webinar #6 in the Be Fearless Career Course 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | 12:30pm to 1:15pm | Online!
This webinar will be an interactive learning session focused on the ‘Tell Me About a Time When’ interviewing question you encounter throughout your career and will include peer practice. To get the most out of this webinar, participants are encouraged to watch the short Tell Me About a Time When’ video tutorial that will be housed on Canvas. To register for this practice session, please visit

Consulting & Analytics Super Day – Save the Date!
Friday, February 1, 2019 | DC campus
If you have an interest in Consulting or Analytics, save the date for this capstone event!

Be Fearless Career Boot Camp – Save the Date!
Saturday, April 9, 2019 | College Park campus

Beyond Smith…

MBA Conferences
Various Dates, Fall 2018
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 a few nonprofits who are looking to hire MBAs for both 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 making your decision to attend or not.

Conferences include:

  • Asian MBA Conference: November (NYC, NY)
  • National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA): TBD
  • Chinese Finance Association Annual Conference and Career Fair: TBD

Biz Mix at Maryland Live! Casino & Hotel – Hosted by Baltimore Business Journal
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 5:30pm –7:30pm| Baltimore, MD
Registration Fee: $39
Join the Baltimore Business Journal and Baltimore business professionals for an evening of networking, food and fun.

Future of Downtown Baltimore
Hosted by Baltimore Business Journal
Thursday, November 1, 2018 7:30am –9:30am | Baltimore
Registration Fee: $50
You’ve seen the cranes, the new office towers, HQs and the thousands of apartments coming online. What comes next? Join BBJ for a frank discussion about the heart of Baltimore’s economy.

The DC Marketing Summit – Hosted by AMADC
Thursday, November 15, 2018 8:00am –6:00am | Washington District Of Columbia
Registration Fee: $100.00 + $7.49 fee
IC Summits and AMADC are proud to announce a strategic partnership for the 2018 DC Marketing Summit taking place on November 15th, 2018 at the Washington Marriott in Washington, D.C. “250+ DC-based brands come together to share fresh ideas, solve problems, and make meaningful connections.”

10th Annual Asian MBA (AMBA) Career Expo
Friday, November 16, 2018 | Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY 
The AMBA Annual Event is the longest running and largest event of its kind empowering future Asian-American leaders while providing companies wonderful opportunities to recruit top talent from this highly coveted pool of candidates.

Ollen Douglass (Motley Fool Ventures) – Hosted by Startup grind
Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm | Washington, DC
Registration Fee: $10-25
Ollen Douglass is the Managing Director for Motley Fool Ventures which launched in the second half of 2018. Motley Fool Ventures will be a venture fund focused on inspiring entrepreneurs leading high quality early stage private companies.

Building a Community: An Evening with the Baltimore Ravens – Hosted by AMA
Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm | Baltimore, MD
Registration Fee: $25-55
On November 15th, attendees will enjoy a “behind-the-scenes” event at the Ravens’ Locker Room. Brad Downs, Vice President of Marketing for the Ravens, will discuss how the organization has utilized their brand and other experiential marketing initiatives used to engage with fans and grow their fanbase. Learn more about the organization, brand engagement, and more in this exciting presentation.

2019 Heartland Labor Capital Strategies (LCS) Fellowship
November 26, 2018 – Rolling Applications Begin.  Deadline – February 1, 2019 | Georgetown University
The Fellowship serves business, economics, labor, law and other students from various universities and its mission is to (1) accelerate the next generation of responsible investors and capital stewards, and (2) create a diverse talent pipeline for the financial sector. The LCS is an 8-week paid fellowship ($5,000) for the summer with capital strategy teams in responsible investment and impact funds, unions or NGOs; the stipend covers the cost of living in DC, NYC or other communities;

The LCS empowers students to gain hands-on experience working with progressive change organizations that manage or influence “workers’ capital” (pension and impact investment funds) or that organize shareholder campaigns;

The LCS provides a range of experiences–from investing in affordable housing, ethical businesses and renewable energy projects–to supporting corporate governance campaigns–to aiding in communications work for union capital strategies staff.


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