City Campus Connection

Greetings!

We hope your classes are off to a great start!  If you are located at the Baltimore, DC or Shady Grove campus and have an interest in entrepreneurial pursuits, be sure to sign up for a meeting with a guest advisor from the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, which will be at each of the city campuses in the coming days and weeks.  Please read below for more information on that and other professional development opportunities at Smith and beyond!

Upcoming Career Development Programs, Events, and Opportunities
The times listed are EST.

Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship – Office Hours at the City Campuses
Are you a Baltimore, DC, or Shady Grove student with an idea for a business or a solution to a problem worth solving? The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship is excited to bring Entrepreneur Office Hours to the city campuses! At the dates and locations below, a guest advisor will be at your campus to listen to your idea, offer feedback and provide actionable next steps. Appointments are required to meet with an advisor. To make an appointment, visit your campus page on Networth https://networth.rhsmith.umd.edu/mba and click the appropriate link under “upcoming events.”

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 5:00pm to 6:30pm | Baltimore Campus
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 5:00pm to 7:00pm | DC Campus
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 | 3:30pm to 6:00pm | Shady Grove Campus
  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Baltimore Campus
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 5:00pm to 7:00pm | DC Campus
  • Monday, November 6, 2017 | 3:30pm to 6:00pm | Shady Grove Campus

Impact Careers Workshop
Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 12:00pm to 2:00pm | 1511 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD
The Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC) is hosting a career workshop designed exclusively for MBAs seeking to learn about opportunities in the social impact space. The Impact Careers workshop will help students identify where they fit into the social impact space, understand how their existing skills and experiences transfer, and map out a potential pathway to reach their career goals. During the workshop, students will have the chance to share and receive feedback on their career plans through highly interactive exercises.  To RSVP, click here.

OCS Be Fearless Career Curriculum – October Wednesday Webinars
Get your career development started on the right foot with the Be Fearless Wednesday Webinars that will begin next month. Each webinar will be offered at two separate times each day and will be recorded.

  • OCS Be Fearless Webinar #1 – Self-Inventory
    Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 12:15pm to 1:15pm or 5:30pm to 6:15pm | Online!
  • OCS Be Fearless Webinar #2 – Map the Market
    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 12:15pm to 1:15pm or 5:30pm to 6:15pm | Online!
  • OCS Be Fearless Webinar #3 – Structure Your Narrative
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 12:15pm to 1:15pm or 5:30pm to 6:15pm | Online!

Marketing & Finance Super Day – Save the Date!
Friday, October 27, 2017 | 11:00am to 3:30pm | 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 www.HireSmith.net.

Consulting & Analytics Super Day – Save the Date!
Friday, January 27, 2018 | 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, February 24, 2018 | College Park campus

Beyond Smith…

Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit – The Future of Marketing
Friday, September 15, 2017 | 8:00am to 5:30pm | Baltimore, MDDo you have an interest in marketing? The Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit brings together hundreds of marketing and communications executives throughout the region to discuss issues through a series of panels, keynotes, presentations, exhibits and networking. The summits are co-produced by Potomac Tech Wire, the region’s source for technology news; and Capitol Communicator, the region’s source for marketing and communications news. It features leaders from the top and emerging companies plus some of the best marketing and communications minds of the region. To view the agenda, visit http://mamsummit.com/agenda/  and to register, visit here.  Fees: $269 for early bird registration

National MBA Career Conferences
September to November 2017
For those who are interested, 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:

  • National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) and Prospanica
    • September 28 to September 30, 2017
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Click here for information and registration.
  • Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA)
    • October 12 to October 14, 2017
    • Dallas, TX
    • Click here for information and registration.
  • MBA Veteran’s Conference
    • October 19 to October 21, 2017
    • Chicago, IL
    • Click here for information and registration.
  • National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA)
    • October 19 to October 21, 2017
    • New Orleans, LA
    • Click here for information and registration.
  • Net Impact Conference
    • October 26 to October 28, 2017
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Click here for information and registration.
  • Asian MBA Conference
    • November 17, 2017
    • New York, NY
    • Click here for information and registration.