City Campus Connection

Greetings!

We wish you all the best as you prepare for your final projects, presentations, papers and exams.  We also wish you a wonderful and restful spring break. During your time off from class, reflect upon the steps you are taking to achieve your career development goals and know that HireSmith remains available to you 24/7 for scheduling coaching appointments and for accessing the many resources it contains.  Please also know that your coaches are here to help with any of your career development needs.

We look forward to seeing you on the other side of the break.  Until then, read on to learn about upcoming programs, events, and opportunities at Smith and Beyond!

Congratulations!

Please join us in congratulating the PTMBA, OMBA, and EMBA students and alumni who have recently secured new positions and promotions!

  • Heather Daniels, EMBA ’17, has been appointed Director of Advocacy & Governance, Energy, Environment, Safety and Health with Lockheed Martin, effective February 27th.  In this role, she will manage Global Advocacy, Common Systems and Governance of their Enterprise-wide ESH Management System
  • Wendell Jones, Jr., PTMBA ’17, has accepted a position with Morgan Stanley as Director, Global Loan Services – Firmwide Operations in Baltimore, MD.

Upcoming Programs, Events & Opportunities

DC Speed Networking Series – Save the Date!

  • Saturday, March 25th | 1pm to 2pm | Open to all students with a Saturday class at the DC campus in term D
  • Wednesday, March 29th | 5:20pm to 6:20pm | Open to all students with a Monday or Wednesday class at the DC campus in term D
  • Thursday, March 30th | 5:20pm to 6:20pm | Open to all students with a Tuesday or Thursday class at the DC campus in term D

Did you know that ~70% of people find jobs through networking? Are you ready to tap into the vast network that exists at the DC campus? With so many working professionals on one campus, the next step in your career could be through a fellow PTMBA student. PTMBA students, check your email for registration details under the subject line: DC Speed Networking Series.

Shady Grove Alumni Mock Interviews – Registration is now open on www.HireSmith.net!
Friday, March 31, 2017 | Interviews at 5pm & 6pm and a networking reception at 7pm | Shady Grove Campus
When was the last time you had an interview?  If your target employer calls, would you be ready?  Take advantage of this opportunity to practice interviewing and receive feedback from experienced alumni in a safe environment. To register, visit www.HireSmith.net, select “Workshops” and then “Multi-session Workshops”

Baltimore Employer Networking Event – Save the Date!
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | From 4:30pm to 7:30pm | Baltimore Campus, Baltimore, MD
Interested in learning more about Baltimore-area companies?  Join us!  Registration will be required on www.HireSmith.net.  Stay tuned for registration details.

Working Professional MBA Boot Camp – Save the Date!
Friday, May 5, 2017 | College Park, MD

Leading Through Change – Smith Impact Series
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 8:30am to 12:15pm Networking Lunch | DC Campus
Join Neta Moye, PhD, Clinical Professor of Management and Director of the SmithX Experiential Learning Program in this half-day of interactive and highly applicable activities with one goal in mind: helping YOU lead through change. Take a deep dive with thought leaders and accomplished practitioners and explore how even the most disruptive organizational flux, political change and technological advancement can be turned into opportunities. To register, visit  go.umd.edu/IMPACT

 

Beyond Smith…

Hire Big 10 Plus Virtual Career Fair
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | live online!
Are you interested in experiencing a virtual career fair? Register for the Hire Big 10 Plus Virtual Career Fair here. **To learn what companies are seeking MBA talent at this Hire Big 10 Plus virtual career fair, please be sure to visit this link and input “MBA” in the degree field.  As of this writing, there are 15 companies targeting MBA students**

2017 ExecuVets MBA Veteran Alumni / Experienced Hire Career Conference
Saturday, April 29, 2017 | Philadelphia, PA (Lincoln Financial Field)
Friday, March 31, 2017: Early Bird Registration Deadline
Cost: $95 through 3/31 (includes all meals and open bar networking reception); $145 beginning 4.1.17
A distinctively branded event, the 2017 ExecuVets Career Conference is the country’s first and only hiring conference specifically targeted to the ‘experienced hire’ community of mid-senior level business leaders who have 1-15+ years of post-military, post-MBA private sector work experience.  For details, visit http://execuvets.com or https://vimeo.com/207113913 To register, visit http://connect.execuvets.com
As of 3/9/2017, recruiting companies include Accenture, Bank of America, Bristol Meyers Squibb, CVS Health, Deloitte, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan, Novo Nordisk, PolyOne, PwC, Scott Madden, T-Mobile, + more to be announced soon!  Registration is limited to 150 candidates and it will not happen again until 2018.

Washington DC – IT, Engineering & Cyber Security Tech FairHosted by: Professional Diversity Network
Thursday, March 14, 2017 | 11:00am to 2:00pm | Washington, DC
Join the Professional Diversity Network for a unique, complimentary event designed to give IT, Tech and Engineering professionals a chance to network, socialize and increase their career success. Engage with corporate leaders and make quality connections that will help you build a solid network of professionals who value diversity. For more information and to register, please click here.

Tell Your Story DC: Storytelling for Funding & Professional OpportunitiesHosted by: GO Speaks
Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 2:00pm to 4:30pm | Washington, DC
Registration Fee: $10-$15
This workshop is designed to help professionals and organizations learn how to mine influential stories, and craft compelling narratives that inspire collaboration. Whether pitching for funding or interviewing for jobs; the ability to own and tell one’s unique story makes all the difference.
To register, click here.

Next Generation Women Leaders 2017 – North America  – Hosted by: McKinsey & Company
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 11:59pm | Online
McKinsey & Company invites female students and experienced professionals across North America to take the next step of your own leadership journey by applying to join them for their Next Generation Women Leaders 2017 event, to be held June 15-17, 2017 outside of Washington, DC. In this exclusive three-day workshop, McKinsey will offer you the opportunity to explore the importance of women in leadership and the impact women leaders are having on the economy, to shape your personal leadership styles by playing to your strengths, and to understand how to grow your potential. You will also meet McKinsey consultants and participate in group sessions, workshops, discussions, and social events. To apply, click here.

 Starting Your Own Consulting FirmHosted by: Women’s Entrepreneur Network (WEN)
Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 10:00am to 12:00pm | Bethesda, MD
Join WEN to exchange ideas on how women can start and grow their own consulting firms. Whether you are considering becoming self-employed or if you have been consulting for a long time, they welcome you to come and discuss your ideas and expertise. Bring your business plans, your ideas and yourself and get together to build and grow. For more information and to register, click here.