Please read below for news you can use including information on career development opportunities, programs and events.
Please join us in congratulating the working professional students and alumni who have secured new positions and promotions.
- Allison McLeod, EMBA ’17, recently accepted the position of Talent Manager, with McKinsey & Company, Inc., in their Washington, DC office. Allison will start her new role in January 2018.
- Catherine Yourougou ’17, landed the role of Legal Aid Attorney – Homebound Elderly Project at Legal Counsel for the Elderly/AARP in Washington, DC.
- Vashti Joseph, PTMBA ’19, is now DC Operations Associate at Sid Mashburn & Ann Mashburn in Washington, DC.
Upcoming Career Development Programs, Events, and Opportunities
The times listed are EST unless otherwise noted.
MPO Fearless Speaker Series – Lee Wang, Co-Founder of Blackboard and Wedding Wire
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 5:30pm to 6:15pm | DC Campus, Classroom 3
Learn about Mr. Wang’s experience as a founder, keys to success in the growth-stage of a startup, building high-functioning teams and more! Further information about the speaker and an RSVP link can be found on Networth. Dinner provided with RSVP at DC campus. A recording will be available on Networth.
Smith Analytics Special Event
Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 6:30pm to 8:30pm | 1528 Van Munching Hall, College Park
Meet Dr. Ahmet Kuyumcu, a CEO whose application of business analytics won the Edelman Award, the most prestigious award in the industry. This event will enable you to meet with a CEO who embraces analytics, learn about the Informs conference – one of the most important conferences of the year for professionals in analytics fields, and see an example of how the tools and techniques you are learning at Smith can be used to make a huge impact on the job. Business Casual or Better attire is expected.
Consulting and Analytics Super Day – Save the date!
Friday, January 26, 2018 | DC Campus
Interested in consulting or analytics? Then save the date for this “can’t miss” event!
Maryland Global Gala – Hosted by World Trade Center Institute
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 3:30pm to 7:00pm | Impact Hub DC, 419 7th Street NW, #Suite 300 Washington, DC
Registration Fee: $50 Member / $75 Non-Member
Baltimore is home to many large international NGOs who are vital to our local economy and impact the world in a variety of sectors. Learn about how these organizations operate in challenging environments to help some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Sample food from some of Baltimore’s best international restaurants. Experience exciting cultural performances. Support WTCI’s Professional Development and Cultural Exchange Programs. Network with leaders from across Maryland’s international community.
Biz Mix in Harbor East – Hosted by: Baltimore Business Journal
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 5:30pm to 7:30pm | Maryland Athletic Club, Harbor E. 655 President St, Baltimore, MD
Registration Fee: $39
Mix and mingle on December 6th at the MAC in Harbor East! Make new connections, catch up with colleagues, and exchange business ideas at BBJ’s Biz Mix. These events usually attract 75-100 attendees and also provide the opportunity for you to check out each unique venue and meet members of BBJ’s staff. Register in advance to ensure your spot.
December’s #AMAMingle: Holiday Cheer with Ainsley & Co. – Hosted by: Ainsley & Co
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 5:30pm to 8:00pm | Ainsley & Co., 505 S. Exeter Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Registration Fee: $10 Member | $15 non-member | $10 Student
Join the Americal Marketing Association at Ainsley & Co. for their upcoming #AMAMingle event to bring in the holiday cheer. This casual networking opportunity is a great chance for you to connect with other local professionals, meet new people, and enjoy some delicious food and drinks. Whether you’re looking for an exciting opportunity, hoping to meet your next new hire, or working to expand your network, it doesn’t get better than the face-to-face networking at the #AMAMingle events.
Startup Grind DC hosts Matthew Calkins (Cofounder & CEO of Appian) – Hosted by: Startup Grind DC
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm | The Alley, 2055 L St NW (4th Floor), Washington DC, 20036
Registration Fee: $20
Matthew Calkins is the cofounder and CEO of Appian (NASDAQ: APPN), a $1.4B B2B enterprise that provides a leading low-code software development platform that enables organizations to rapidly develop powerful applications and it was one of the hottest IPOs in 2017. Matt founded Appian in 1999 and has been recognized as an Innovator by InformationWeek, Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, and a top entrepreneur by the Washington Post and the Washington Business Journal. Matt worked at MicroStrategy (MSTR) from 1994-1999, serving on the board from 2005-2014. As a board game designer and player, he won “Wargame of the Year” and finished third in the 2012 World Boardgaming Championships.
IMC NCR – Holiday Party – Hosted by: Institute of Management Consultants USA
Monday, December 11, 2017 | 6:00pm to 8:30pm | City Club of Washington Front Lounge, 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC
Registration Fee: Member – $40 ($30 if registered by midnight, Tuesday, December 5)
NonMember – $50 ($40 if registered by midnight, Tuesday, December 5)
Please join the IMC for its annual Holiday Party at the City Club of Washington! Guests, Significant Others, and Colleagues are welcome. Join them for networking and rich conversation with friends and colleagues! Buffet & Cash Bar.
FinNext 2018 – Hosted by: Association for Financial Professionals
Sunday-Tuesday, March 18 – 20, 2018 | The Grand Hyatt San Francisco, 345 Stockton Street San Francisco, California,
By February 2, 2018 – AFP Member $895, AFP Non-Member $1,290
After February 2, 2018 –AFP Member $995, AFP Non-Member $1,390
It’s a great time to be in FP&A. CEOs are looking to FP&A professionals to drive the strategic performance of organizations. Why? Because by its very nature, FP&A is positioned to be a strategic partner across the entire organization. FP&A brings its unique skillset to sales, operations, manufacturing, R&D, as well as support areas like IT, HR and legal. It’s that kind of positioning that helps connect the dots across a variety of issues while working towards the business objective at the core of the project. FinNext is where you can learn new ways to find insight into those value-added benefits your CEOs are looking to you for, as well as the place to sharpen your practical knowledge.