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Tarun Goyal Alumni SpotlightTarun Goyal, MBA '98 - Taking a Leap of Faith in SaaS and Sticking the Landing

"After earning an engineering degree, I quickly realized that while I liked engineering, I did not want to spend my time doing “tech” work. An MBA seemed like an obvious choice and I’m glad I made that choice. I also wanted to experience a U.S. education. Smith is among the top 25 Business Schools in the country and provided the curriculum I wanted." Read Tarun's full story


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Smith Day - November 2.  Smith Terps around the world will come together on Wednesday, November 2 to recognize our unstoppable pride in being members of the Maryland Smith community. Here’s how you can celebrate the day:

  1. Wear your Smith gear (or Maryland colors) - a lapel pin or a scarf count too! 
  2. On Campus - For Smith alumni working on campus (whether in Smith or not), stop by Van Munching Hall between 10 am - 2 pm for food, activities, a photo booth, give-a-ways, and of course, the special Smith Day ice cream flavor - Smithberry Graham Munching. Ice cream starts at 11 am.
  3. Regionally - Share your Smith pride with other Smith Terps at one of the regional events in Boston, Charlotte, Houston, Laurel (MD), or Washington DC. Register your attendance Today! *Note: The DC location is on Tuesday, November 1.
  4. At Work - If you work with other Smith Alumni at your employer, gather together for an informal meet-up (in-person or virtual), snap a group photo showing your school pride and submit it to to be entered into a raffle drawing!
  5. Online - Share your Smith pride online using #MarylandSmithDay on social media. Take a photo and share it using the hashtag or update your Facebook/LinkedIn profile with a Smith Day frame.

Go to for additional details and to download your virtual swag items, including the Zoom backgrounds and the annual Smith Day sticker and pennant.

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NFT Event 2 

NFT and web3. Join the Smith and UMD communities on Wednesday, November 9 at Van Munching Hall for an evening discussion on NFTs and web3 featuring Smith grad, Robert (Bobby) Leach ‘04, Head of Product at MintEd. The evening will include food, drink and networking. As a special bonus, attend the event for the chance to receive up to two FREE specially made NFTs with custom art created specifically for this event by Terp artists. No crypto is currently required.


All Smith students, alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. Registration is $10 for Alumni Association members and $15 for non-members. Register Today and get your free NFT!

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Save the date for Smith Reunions: Saturday, April 29, 2023! Help the Office of Alumni Relations plan an unforgettable reunion celebration for you and your classmates!  We are looking for volunteers from the Classes of 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018 and 2022 to serve as Reunion Class Champions.  Please complete this form to learn more about the volunteer role!

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Future of Innovation 2 

Come network with fellow Terps in South San Francisco. Enjoy a complimentary open bar and food as you reconnect with fellow alums and make new connections. This event will feature a conversation about the future of innovation and entrepreneurship with University of Maryland's Chief Innovation Officer Dean Chang and Prabhudev Konana, Dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Register today

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SmithSmeal Alumni Gathering 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is partnering with the Penn State Smeal College of Business' Smeal Club DC for an evening of networking on Thursday, November 10 at 5:30 pm at Don Tito in Arlington, VA! Celebrate the PSU vs. UMD football matchup early and meet other business alumni in the area. Complimentary appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available for individual purchase. Register your attendance today!

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Elevate Dingman 

Join the Dingman Center for its first annual Elevate! Diverse Founders Dinner on Tuesday, November 15 from 6-8pm to celebrate the entrepreneurial journeys of underrepresented entrepreneurs. Hear personal stories and conversations between diverse entrepreneurs that explore their challenges and triumphs. Explore what community and allyship can look like in order to elevate equity and inclusion within entrepreneurship. Dinner will be provided for all attendees. Register today

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SG Senior Alumni Social

The Dean's Student Advisory Council at The Universities of Shady Grove invites you to attend the Smith AlumNight Social at Pinstripes in Pike & Rose Plaza on Wednesday, November 16th, 6:30 - 8:30pm (11920 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852). RSVP closes at noon on Wednesday, November 9. Register today

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The MBA & MS Admissions team is launching a TerpTeam initiative where we will connect Full-Time MBA (FTMBA) admitted students with a Smith alum AND a current student. The objective is to help admitted students build their network and to differentiate the Smith community. If you are amenable to speaking about your Smith experience, we would love to have you on our TerpTeam. Sign up now to volunteer! 

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Hall of Fame 2 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is accepting nominations for the inaugural cohort of Hall of Fame honorees. To be eligible for the 2022-2023 award, nominees must be received by December 9, 2022. Please navigate to to nominate a deserving Smith alumnus or champion, and please email for more information or to discuss your nomination with a committee member!

November 1 Maryland Night at the Washington Capitals (Washington, D.C)
November 2 Smith Day(Worldwide)  
November 7 Smith on Tour: Bethesda (Bethesda)  
November 9 NFTs and web3: What does it all mean? (On Campus) 

November 10  Smith-Smeal Alumni Gathering (Arlington, VA) 

November 12 QUEST 30th Anniversary Celebration (College Park)  
November 15 Terrapins Connect Live with Leidos: Student and Alumni Networking Reception (On Campus)  
November 17 Future of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (San Francisco)  
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