City Campus Connection


Are you interested in learning how to leverage LinkedIn?  Curious to know about careers in marketing, finance, and consulting from alumni who work in those areas?  Interested in learning strategies on how to advance your career?  Perhaps you have an interest in learning from alumni who have made career transitions.  If so, we invite you to spend an afternoon with OCS and Smith alumni at the Working Professional MBA Career Boot Camp this Friday, but you must register now!  For details on this and other programs, events, and opportunities at Smith and beyond, please read on!

Upcoming Programs, Events & Opportunities

Professional Headshots and Open OCS Office Hours at the Shady Grove Campus
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 5:00pm to 7:00pm | Shady Grove Camps
Join the Part-time MBA Association for its professional headshot session at the Shady Grove campus.  While there, join Shady Grove OCS Coach, Julie Neill, for open office hours while you wait. For more information and to register for the professional headshots, click here.

Working Professional MBA Boot Camp – Registration is currently open on
Friday, May 5, 2017 | 1:00pm to 4:30pm | College Park, MD
Join OCS and alumni panelists for an afternoon of learning. The day includes:

Career Advancement Track
Advancing Your Career: Creative Strategies to Get Ahead 
Are you ready for the next step in your career, but wondering how you can best position yourself and accelerate the process? In this interactive working session, we’ll cover key strategies and offer fresh ideas to help you get ahead as well as develop a practical action plan to move forward.

Career Transitioner Track
Making the Transition: Career Transitioner Panel 
Engineer to Portfolio Development Manager.  Journalist to Performance Strategy Manager.  Advisor to Marketing Intelligence & Insights Manger.  How did they do it? Join OCS and a panel of Smith Part-time MBA alumni who took a variety of paths to make their career transitions. Get inspired and get going with action steps you can take to make the transition too!

Functional Career Panels
Following each track, sit in on a functional panel of your choice to learn from alumni in marketing, finance or consulting and gain insight on career opportunities as well as challenges and trends of working within those fields.

Leveraging LinkedIn
The day ends with a guest speaker and LinkedIn expert who will help you leverage the power of LinkedIn.

Please note that the attire for the day is business casual (no jeans and sneakers will be permitted.) To register, visit, click on workshops and select the track of your choosing (Career Advancement or Career Transitioner). We look forward to seeing you there!

Beyond Smith…

DevFestDC 2016
Friday, May 5th – Saturday May 6, 2017 | Tysons Corner, VA

DevFest DC brings together world class experts in Mobile, Web Development, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence and more to Washington DC for 2 days of sessions, workshops and showcases. For more information and to register, please visit:  Registration Fee: $20 for students until May 6th

DC Edtech Spring Jobs Fair 2017, Hosted by: EdSurge
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 6:30pm to 9:00pm | Washington, DC
EdSurge is a leading news and information company focused on the intersection of education and technology. Whether you’re looking to share and apply your teaching experience with dedicated developers, hunting for some coding and biz dev talent, or just want to see what’s out there, the upcoming EdSurge DC Edtech spring job fair is a great place to connect. For more information and to register for this free event, please click here.

Networking Happy Hour – Hosted by: Young African Professionals DC Network
Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 6:30pm to 9:00pm | Washington, DC
Registration Fee: Free!
Join the Young African Professionals DC Network at Eighteenth Street Lounge on May 11th to network with a diverse group of professionals and recruiters. You can make great connections in a relaxed and upbeat atmosphere while expanding your network of contacts to fuel your career or business goals. For more information and how to register, please click here.

Virtual Career Fair – Hosted by: NBMBAA CAREER SUCCESS NETWORK
Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 12:00pm to 4:00pm | Online
Registration Fee: Free!Whether you are looking for a job in your hometown or thinking about relocating, the NBMBAA® Career Success Network Virtual Fair is your chance to explore opportunities nationwide. The NBMBAA® Career Success Network Virtual Fair will connect you directly with employers with open career opportunities in the IT, Finance and Marketing fields. Choose which employers you want to interact with and then engage in one-on-one text-based conversations directly with a recruiter at those organizations. You can share your background, experience, resume and ask questions. Maximize your time in the event by getting in line to chat with representatives from more than one company at a time. For more information and to register, please click here.

Startup Grind Hosts: Susan Tynan, Founder & CEO of Framebridge
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm | Washington, DC
Join a conversation with Susan Tynan, Found & CEO of Framebridge, an online & mobile custom framing startup that makes it easy and accessible to custom frame the things people love. Prior to founding Framebridge, Susan held senior product, ops, and business development roles in several consumer technology startups. Susan worked for the White House as a management advisor on technology & customer service issues and began her career at Accenture. For more information and to register, please click here. Registration Fee: $20-$25

Evening Biz Mix at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, Hosted by: Baltimore Business Journal
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 5:30pm to 7:30pm | Baltimore, MD
Registration Fee: $39
Join the Baltimore Business Journal and over 100 business professionals for an evening of networking in the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore hotel. For more information and to register, click here.

Startup Grind Hosts: Adam Vitarello, COO & CoFounder of Optoro
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm | Washington, DC
Join a conversation with Adam Vitarello, CoFounder & COO of Optoro, which provides a better way to liquidate returned, overstock, and damaged-box products driving higher recovery rates and quicker inventory turns. As COO, he manages Corporate Headquarters and Remarketing Solutions with a one-on-one approach that puts employees first with the goal of maintaining a small-business feel in a rapidly expanding environment. For more information and to register, please click here. Registration Fee: $20-$25