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Alex Josowitz HeadshotAlex Josowitz, MBA ’10: Growing a Company to Keep People Safe

For Alex Josowitz, MBA '10, the pandemic has been a busy time, and an important one.

Alex Josowitz grew up surrounded by math and science. His mother was a public health scientist and his grandfather spent most of his career as a military chemist developing decontaminating agents for chemical and biological warfare. So it didn’t come as a big surprise when Alex went to college to earn an engineering degree because of his own math and science strengths.

When Alex was younger, his mom and grandfather received a grant to develop a product for decontamination. With this grant, they developed a disinfectant that could kill organisms better than most disinfectants already on the market. Together, they started a side business selling this product to a few businesses primarily in the food manufacturing and dental sectors.

Read Alex's full story.

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June 3 Webinar FINAL Final
World-Class Virtual UMD Panel Event. UMD will virtually host a world class panel of experts who will discuss the anticipated increase of white collar crime and financial fraud surrounding the likely fallout from the aftermath of COVID-19. History gives us some clues on what we can expect over the next 18 months, and our panelists will discuss the types of pressures these crises create and the red flags and indicators we might see in the near-term signaling the risk of white collar crime, regulatory offenses and other fraud, waste and abuse.

Click here for more information about this virtual event on Wednesday, June 3 and to register.

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APPLY BY JUNE 15, 2020
Business Language Opportunity Deadline Extended. Enhance your career and company’s competitiveness by applying to the Center for Global Business’s Business Language Opportunity, provided in part by CIBE, a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education, today.

The Center for Global Business (CGB) is actively seeking to support alumni from the State of Maryland University System who are in global business positions in which enhancing their foreign language skills will advance their career and/or support the growth of their respective company.

Visit the Center for Global Business website
 to learn more about eligibility and to apply by Monday, June 15!
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Career Panel Webinar June 16

Conducting the Job Search in the New Normal. Join the Maryland Smith Office of Career Services for a 45-minute webinar to learn practical tips and strategies on how to keep moving forward with a job during the pandemic. The webinar will be led by a panel of Smith career coaches.

Register now for this Tuesday, June 16 virtual panel event.

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MAPIT 4 final

Where Are All Your International Customers? Join the Center for Global Business as they, along with the Maryland Department of Commerce, MD-DC DC District Export Council and the U.S. Export Assistance Center, discuss finding your international customers with the right online market research. You will discover online tools and strategies to help you choose the right markets for your company.

Register now
for this Tuesday, June 16 webinar.
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Business-Remastered-Course Two Anil DAR Newsletter

Business Remastered: A Series of Short Courses, Online. Join Maryland Smith's series, Business Remastered, for its second course. This six-course series is designed with the professional learner in mind and curated by our very own faculty. You will engage with new colleagues and build your skill sets for the future. During this pilot phase, Smith alumni can enjoy complimentary access to any or all courses in this unique and groundbreaking series as they are launched.

Course two begins on Monday, June 29 with Gaining Competitive Advantage: Onstage & Backstage Strategies. Read more about this series, see a schedule and enroll today on the Business Remastered website.

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CMNS Science Academy
Science Academy at the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Advance your career to the next level by enhancing your skills in data science or machine learning with your alma mater. UMD offers master's programs in Data Science and Machine Learning that can be completed in less than two years.

Designed specifically for working professionals, courses are taught in the evenings. Successful graduates will apply the tools and techniques they learn to a wide variety of real-world problems in areas such as marketing, finance, medicine, telecommunications, biology, security, engineering, weather and climate, social networking and information technology.

Apply now for Fall 2020. For best consideration, apply by Wednesday, July 1. No GRE is required.

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Summer Reading List 2020
Summer Reading List. The 17th annual Summer Reading List for Business Leaders from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is here, and it covers sports, history, startup scandals and successes, economics and a bit of fiction, too.

Maryland Smith's faculty are here for you with 14 book suggestions to get you through the summer break. Happy reading!

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June 3  UMD Panel to Discuss the Rise of White Collar Crime in Times of Fiscal Uncertainty & COVID-19
June 16  Conducting the Job Search in the New Normal
June 16  Where are All Your International Customers? Finding Them with the Right Online Market Research
June 29 - July 9  Business Remastered: Gaining Competitive Advantage
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
The Inc Tank Podcast  Listen to all of the Snider Center's past episodes
Social Events
October 3  Smith Reunions - Save the Date
October 31  Smith Alumni Homecoming Tailgate - Save the Date
November 5  Smith in the City - Save the Date
November 12  Smith Day - Save the Date
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