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Debbie Haven FeatureDeborah Haven ’79: From Proud Smith Terp to Proud Navy Veteran

Deborah Haven on why she is #UMDSmithProud in celebration of Smith Day: “My Smith School education set me up for success. As I reflect on my experience at UMD, I am so grateful to the school for positioning me to lead and help others excel in their career endeavors.”

Rear Admiral Deborah Haven ’79 says she did everything “backwards” when it came to joining the military, but that didn’t stop her from reaching one of the highest ranks in the U.S. Navy. Deborah grew up in a very patriotic household with multiple family ties to the military as her father was a World War II C-47 pilot who dropped paratroopers in France on D-Day​.

Deborah attended Maryland Smith for her undergraduate degree knowing it was a strong business school, but her own tie to the service didn’t come until a few years later.

Read Deborah's full story.

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Smith in City
Don’t miss Smith in the City 2020! Join current Smith students, faculty and staff as they head to New York (virtually) on Thursday, November 5. Take in an alumni panel followed by a networking reception where you can connect with future Smith Terp alumni, meet other alumni in New York and reconnect with some of your favorite Smith faculty and staff members.

Register to attend today!

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Get ready for an all-day virtual celebration of Smith Day 2020! Smith Terps worldwide will come together on Thursday, November 12 to celebrate the strong and resilient Maryland Smith community. Are you ready? Here’s what you can do to prepare for the day:

  • Be a Smith Day Champion - send a Save The Date message to your classmates, favorite professors or Smith staff, and let them know how you plan to celebrate Smith Day
  • Find photos from your time on Campus - Pull out an old photo album (we know you have one) or just sift through your social media photos for your favorite Smith/Maryland photo(s) to upload to the Smith Day Photo Mosaic
  • Identify four Smith Terps - Think about those Smith Terps who have made an impact on your life/career and be ready to send a direct note of thanks to them as a part of the Smith Day Gratitude Challenge
  • Form Your Game Night Team - Gather your old buddies, fraternity brothers, sorority sisters, roommates, classmates or current Smith colleagues together for an evening of fun

Whether you’re in Beijing, College Park, India, Philly, San Francisco, or anywhere in between, join fellow Smith Terps around the globe for this year’s all-day virtual celebration. Visit the Smith Day website for additional details and to download your virtual swag items, including the annual Smith Day sticker and pennant.

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Intl Education Week 2020 v2

Celebrate International Education Week around the globe. Join the Center for Global Business at Maryland Smith to recognize the global mindset, activities, research and global footprint of the Smith School as we celebrate International Education Week (IEW) November 16-20, 2020. The worldwide event is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate international education and exchange.

To learn more, visit the Center for Global Business's International Education Week website.

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Side Hustle Webinar
Have you ever wanted to start a side hustle? If you’ve ever thought about starting a side hustle or wondered how you could take your business to the next level, this event is for you! Brought to you by the Smith School’s Young Alumni Council, hear how five entrepreneurs brought their businesses to life and grew them to where they are today. Covering industries like real estate, ecommerce, technology and fashion, these alumni will share advice on getting started, overcoming obstacles and sharing what they’ve learned through experience. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions and get advice from the panelists.

Register to join us on Wednesday, November 18 for this interactive event.

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AI Healthcare DAR- ad-1200-x-630 (1) (1)

Use the alumni-only discount code for an online certificate program. Join Maryland Smith as we propel you into the future of AI-enabled healthcare and decision making.

AI Leaders will gain practical skills to:

  • Identify the right AI tool for different challenges and opportunities
  • Leverage advances in AI to empower providers and patients
  • Navigate upcoming paradigm changes and complexities
  • Implement and manage AI projects in healthcare

This 18-week online professional certificate program begins in January 2021. For 10% off registration, register by January 15 using the alumni discount code: LEADAi-BIG10.

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ExporTech v2
Expand your global markets with ExporTech. Does your company have some experience in international sales, but would like more? Are you more reactive than proactive to international opportunities? Are international inquiries increasing, but you’re not sure what to do with all of them? ExporTech may be the program for your company! Designed for senior executives focused on growth through global markets, ExporTech provides an innovative group consulting model that results in a clear, actionable plan to increase your company’s international sales.

The program begins in January 2021. To learn more and to apply, visit the Center for Global Business's ExporTech 2021 website.

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Smith Business Mag
Read Smith Business from the comfort of your couch. For months now, our lives have been anything but “normal” as the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic. But even in turbulent times, there are inspiring stories to tell—and the fall 2020 Smith Business magazine is full of them. In its virtual pages*, you'll read about leading your organization through a crisis; Terps coming together to help their communities; and what it was like working on a binge-worthy Netflix docuseries. You'll also find tips on how to prepare for a Zoom interview and how to enjoy the influx of alone time. Plus, a whole lot more. Read the Fall 2020 Smith Business magazine!

*For the 2020-2021 academic year, Smith Business magazine will be online only. No physical copies will be printed.

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November 5  Virtual Smith in the City
November 7  Good Neighbor Day
November 10  Smith Vets Lunch & Learn
November 12  Smith Day
November 12  Smith Day Wellness Break: Tabata Style Workout
November 16-20  International Education Week
November 18  How to Start a Side Hustle
Alumni Association Webinars  Check the AA calendar for additional events with fellow Terps
Past Webinars  View all of our past webinars
Bootstrapped Podcast  Listen to all of the Dingman Center's past episodes
Distinguished Speaker Series in International Business  Catch up on the Center for Global Business's past episodes
Global Pulse  Watch the Center for Global Business's past recordings
The Inc Tank Podcast  Listen to all of the Snider Center's past episodes
ACB Nominations Coming Soon
Submit Your ACB Nomination Notification Form
Terrapins Connect 3
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Smith Terrapins Connect Group

Good Neighbor Day 2
Participate in Good Neighbor Day on November 7

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