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Dean Newsletter FeatureJuly Highlights with Dean Prabhudev Konana

“I hope your summer is off to a great start! Many people think that summer is a time off in higher education, but we’re actually very busy here. We are planning exciting and innovative new initiatives for the Smith School, including a redesign of the undergraduate curriculum, including brand new minors in fintech, climate finance, sports management and analytics, and blockchain. We plan to take the general business minor online to make it available to more UMD students, and expand opportunities for business classes across the university." Read the Dean's letter.

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Kendall Holbrook Management in a Minute

CEO Kendall Holbrook's Tips for Career Success

Kendall Holbrook, MBA ’01, CEO, Dev Technology Group, Inc, shares how her foundation, robust network, and strong sense of identity led to a successful career. Watch the full video.


This video is part of the Maryland Smith Management in a Minute Series.

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The Fall 2022 Smith Business Magazine will be available electronically and mailed to Smith alumni! If you would like to receive your copy in the mail, please update your contact information on our website. Please note, the physical magazine will only be mailed to alumni living domestically. 

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Next Cohort Starts July 11, 2022. 

Register today for the Maryland Smith Blockchain Business Imperative! This six-week synchronous online certificate program on blockchain technology and its potential economic impact across industries is designed to help leaders identify how blockchain technology can enable them to innovate and drive growth in their businesses. Topics include the conceptual underpinnings of blockchain; exploration of various blockchain business applications; and a discussion on potential opportunities and challenges stemming from blockchain.

Participants who complete the Blockchain Business Imperative will receive a UMD professional digital certificate and 3.3 continuing education credits, as well as a Credly digital badge. 

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NYC Summer Social 

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs Victor Mullins is bringing the Maryland Smith community together on Monday, July 25 from 6:30 - 8 pm in NYC at the Houndstooth Pub (8th Avenue 520, New York, NY 10018).

Newly admitted freshmen, current Smith students who are interning in the NYC area, and alumni who live in the city will gather to celebrate our new admits, network with each other, and develop new relationships. Light refreshments served + cash bar. Attire: Business Casual. Register today

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Remember When 1970s 

We're celebrating the past as we look to the future of business education and we want to hear from you!  If you graduated from the University of Maryland Business School in the 1970s, share your memories with us by filling out our Google form.  Share your pictures and stories for a chance to be included in our upcoming fall edition of the Smith Business Magazine!

July 8 Southern Maryland Terps Friday Wine Down (Frederick, MD) 
July 14 Maryland Night at the Nats (Washington, DC) 
July 25 NYC Summer Social (New York)  
July 25 (Re)Connecting With Your Why (Virtual)  
July 28 Welcome to the District Happy Hour (Washington, DC)
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