City Campus Connection


Kudos to the Part-time and Online MBA students who joined us for the launch of our Be Fearless Co-Active Career Course.  If you missed the first webinar, a recording can be found on the OCS Be Fearless Co-Active Career Course on Canvas. If you have not yet opted into the course, it’s not too late.  Please email your campus career coach for assistance.  In the meantime, please read below for news you can use this week and beyond.


  • Caitlin Quinn, PTMBA ‘17, secured a Community Affairs Associate positionat Wells Fargo in Bethesda, MD
  • Derek Jones, OMBA ‘18, landed a Commercial Middle Market Underwriter position at Crum & Forster in Philadelphia, PA 

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

The OCS Be Fearless Co-Active Career Course Email your career coach to opt-in.
Participation in this career course is optional; however, we strongly recommend your participation to take full advantage of our career service offerings at Smith. If you have not yet opted into the career course, it’s not too late! Please contact your career coach directly.

OCS Be Fearless Wednesday Webinars – Register on
Get your career development started on the right foot with the Be Fearless Wednesday Webinars. Each webinar will be offered at two separate times each day and will be recorded. Please register on under “workshops and events” for the dates and times you plan to join us.

  • OCS Be Fearless Webinar #2 – Map the Market: MBA Careerscape
    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 12:15pm to 1:00pm or 5:30pm to 6:15pm | Online!
    Now that you’re getting your MBA, it’s time to explore the “careerscape” of the MBA job market. The MBA employment landscape is complex and offers many opportunities to experience new functions and industries, or if you choose, you can accelerate your career progression in an area you already know you enjoy. This webinar will help you begin the process of clarifying your career destination and leveraging critical experiences that can help you get there.


  • OCS Be Fearless Webinar #3 – Structure Your Narrative: Discovering Your Value Proposition
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 12:15pm to 1:00pm or 5:30pm to 6:15pm | Online!
    Conveying a concise, relevant and memorable value proposition may be the most important part of your job search as you will use it at networking events, in elevators, during job interviews and so on. Hiring managers, recruiters, and alumni make assessments based on the value proposition we communicate initially, which can potentially lead to informational interviews, referrals, job interviews, and ultimately a job offer. It’s critical to fine-tune your response in such a way that you can qualify for these next steps in the job search process. Webinar #3 will show how to weave your value proposition throughout your entire suite of branding materials that make up your job search portfolio.

16th Annual Smith Consulting Forum 
Friday, October 13, 2017 | 12:30pm to 7:00pm | Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD
You are invited to attend the 2017 Smith Consulting Forum! The day will consist of multiple networking events that will give you a chance to meet and network with our new Smith MBA candidates in the Full-Time, Part-Time, Executive-MBA, and Online MBA programs. Srini Raghavan, Associate Partner with the CIO Advisory Practice at IBM, will serve as keynote. For additional details and to register for the event, click here.

Marketing & Finance Super Day – Registration is open on!
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 on

Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship – Office Hours at the City Campuses
Do you have 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! To schedule an appointment, visit your campus link on Networth and click the appropriate link under “upcoming events.”

  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 5:00pm to 7:00pm | DC Campus
  • Monday, November 6, 2017 | 3:30pm to 6:00pm | Shady Grove Campus

CHITA: Conference on Health IT & Analytics–Hosted by the Center for Health Information & Decision Systems (CHIDS)
Friday, November 3rd to Saturday, November 4th, 2017 | Washington, DC
Join CHIDS for this annual health IT and analytics research summit. For more information, visit here. 

Consulting & Analytics Super Day – Save the Date!
Friday, January 26, 2018 | DC Campus
If you have an interest in Consulting or Analytics, save the date for this capstone event!

Beyond Smith…

National MBA Career Conferences – October to November 2017
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. Upcoming conferences include:

  • Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA)
    October 12 to October 14, 2017 | Boston, MA
    Visit here for information and registration.
  • MBA Veteran’s Conference
    October 19 to October 21, 2017 | Chicago, IL
    Visit here for information and registration.
  • National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA)
    October 19 to October 21, 2017 | New Orleans, LA
    Visit here for information and registration.
  • Net Impact Conference
    October 26 to October 28, 2017 | Atlanta, GA
    Visit here for information and registration.
  • Asian MBA Conference
    November 17, 2017 | New York, NY
    Visit here for information and registration.

EdSurge DC Edtech Jobs
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 6:30pm to 9:30pm | Washington, DC
Join in on a free and informal night of networking in a large meeting room that will be lined with company tables. In an adjacent meeting room, there will be a series of short Q&A breakout sessions. The breakout sessions will give you a chance to hear more from a select group of companies on what they have in the pipeline and what types of candidates they are looking for. For more information, please visit here.

NAVSEA Wounded Warrior Reverse-Style Career Fair
Wednesday October 18, 2017 | 10:00am to 1:00pm |  Washington Navy Yard, DC
This free reverse-style career fair will allow the opportunity for job seekers and hiring managers to have one-on-one time with each other to conduct informal interviews in a relaxed setting. For more information and to register please visit here.

Women In Healthcare Female Leadership Full Day Summit – Hosted by Johns Hopkins University
Friday, October 20, 2017 | 7:30pm to 4:00pm | Baltimore, MD
This event will feature women from the healthcare industry who have excelled in their careers. The panel will include an informal sharing of personal success stories that will challenge the audience to eliminate boundaries put on their professional growth and expand individual opportunities for success. To purchase tickets, please visit here.

President’s Entrepreneurial FellowshipAwarded by UM Ventures Baltimore
Wednesday November 1st | Application Deadline at 5pm EST
Application Requirements: Resume/CV, cover letter, recommendation letter from Faculty or mentor/advisor
Fellows will be paid a $5,000 scholarship towards tuition. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore or the Smith School of Business for the duration of the Fellowship. UM Ventures staff, UMB entrepreneurial faculty, and private-sector entrepreneurs will train the Fellows to evaluate technologies and market opportunities; identify funding sources and strategic partners; and develop business, legal and regulatory strategies. The Fellows will use this training to help UM Ventures commercialize UMB-owned inventions.  For more information please visit:  To apply please submit applications, preferably as a single PDF document, to Any questions may be sent to the same email address.

Startup Grind BaltimoreHosted by: Startup Grind
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm | Betamore, 1111 Light St, 4th Floor Baltimore, 21230
Meet and socialize with other like-minded startups, build up the Baltimore startup community and get in on the ground floor of the next phase of the Baltimore entrepreneurial movement. For more information visit here. 
Registration Fee: $20 early/ $30 general

Creative JumpHosted by: Impact Hub DC
Saturday, November 4th, 2017 6:00pm to Sunday, November 5, 2017, 6:00pm | Washington, DC
Registration Fee: $80 students / $250 Regular (sales end 10/25) / $275 (Last minute)
Creative Jump is a 1.5 day bootcamp for early and mid-career professionals across all sectors to equip you with the right tools and mindset to bring innovation to any workplace and creative changes within you. For more information visit here.

IMC NCR: Create Your Three-Year Consulting BusinessHosted by: Liz Weber of Weber Business Services, LLC
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 1:00pm to 5:00pm (dinner and bonus session to follow) | UVA, Falls Church, VA
Discover how you can position your expertise, set yourself apart from your competition and command higher fees, including scaling your revenues. For more information visit here.
Registration Fee: $55 IMC member / $75 non-member