Author: Zane

Your Greatest Asset: People vs. Performance 1

Your Greatest Asset: People vs. Performance

Hello, colleagues and friends. My 2018 cohort and I are in our last term of business school before we head off to the next chapter of our careers. Most of us will graduate with 54 credits or more, which consisted of qualitative and quantitative courses. As an incoming student, you...

Smith MBA: Foundation, Application, Integration 0

Smith MBA: Foundation, Application, Integration

Hello, my friends, colleagues, and avid readers. This is my final semester in the Dual MBA-MFin program with 17 credits left (i.e. eight classes). Be careful what you wish for because you might get it. Be thankful for what you get because you might lose it. With these proverbial phrases...

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You’ve Made it, Now What?

Just in case you do not have time to read this post, my message is “We Live On.” For those who will keep reading, remember when I wrote about “finding your why”? This post is focused on utilizing tools that can bring your “why” to reality. I am writing to...

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The Legendary Faculty of Smith

Hello Colleagues & Friends,  The first year of our Smith MBA degree is almost complete. My last article consisted of my Top 5 favorite things at Smith and if you remember, I listed the people as #1. The collective talent of our class stems from different professional backgrounds, nationalities, and levels...

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My Top 5 Experiences at Smith #MBAHustle

Hello Colleagues & Prospective Smith MBA’s, It has been a while since we’ve connected, but I assure you that my fellow MBA’s and I have been putting in work to take Smith to the next level. Let’s dive right into my top 5 experiences at Smith so far. 1. The...

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5 Bio-Hacks to Thrive in Business School (Lifestyle Design)

Hello folks! Two months into business school and we are flooded with our career search, participation-heavy lectures, individual assignments, team assignments, club activities, networking, and self-development events. We are training to become super-fit business men and women, toning our “six-pack minds” with the specialization we choose. However, I have yet...

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Know Your Why & Tap Dance to Work Like Warren Buffett

Hello! My name is Zane Adoum and I am a first year MBA-MSFinance student at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. After two months of completing daily checklists, I feel like I am just waking up to the reality of time speeding...