A Week at Smith

November 12th, 2011 by under Marketing, Smith Clubs, Smith Life. No Comments.

This past week was the kind of experience you come to expect from Smith, with a diverse range of out-of-class opportunities mixed in with the standard course load. Here’s just a sampling of some of the highlights:

  • Monday Morning – Undergraduate Mock Interviews
  • Monday Evening – Club Presidents Meet to Discuss Hospitality Club
  • Friday – Inaugural Meeting of the Marketing Communications Student Advisory Council

What better way to interact with our Smith School undergrad neighbors, a constituency we so rarely engage with. I was immediately reminded of my recruiting role at my prior job with HEI, and what differentiated candidates from each other. It was clear that to me that the two most common needs were practice and confidence – clearly the former helps create the later.

On Monday evening the Hospitality & Travel Club had its much anticipated day with the Smith club presidents, and not surprisingly we were approved to move forward as part of the Smith community. The next task – make the hospitality industry a bigger part of the Smith community, not only with the students, but with the professors and administration so that we can better engage alumni and local employers.

The week ended with the inaugural meeting of Office of Marketing Communications Student Advisory Council (yes, we need an acronym). The council is the ideal cross-section of Smith MBAs, including both cohorts, international, part-timers and both men and women, and it’s clear the group will be vocal in the sharing of ideas. Excited to see how we can enhance Smith’s internal and external communications.

This week was certainly a great cross-section of uniquely Smith experiences.