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_Alumni Spotlight Newsletter & Website (4)Jorge Richardson ’21 - Making the World a Better Place, One Sip at a Time

Jorge Richardson ’21 originally went to Maryland Smith to follow in his family footsteps, join a big investment bank and put in the years to climb up the ladder. During a summer at the World Bank, he was enamored at the Bank’s ability to catalyze massive sustainable development change through innovation & financing methods, piquing his interest in the climate space. Following a subsequent near-death earthquake in Indonesia and a meditation retreat in Nepal, he pivoted his career from banking to deploying technology that would make the world a better, more livable place. Read Jorge’s full story.

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 2022 New ACB and YAC Members

Welcome to the newest Alumni Chapter Board and Young Alumni Council members!

The Robert H. Smith School of Business Alumni Chapter Board (ACB) is an advisory board to the Office of Alumni Relations which advocates on behalf of Smith School alumni. ACB members are ambassadors who promote the school to the greater alumni community and carry out the board's mission and strategic plan.

The Maryland Smith Young Alumni Council works to guide the development of young alumni programming in order to strengthen the connection between the school and young alumni. The council provides strategic direction on the transition from student to alumni and keeps new graduates engaged with the Smith School of Business by assisting in the development of focused events and programming to meet the needs of the young alumni population.

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On November 2, we will once again celebrate the annual Smith Day - a day celebrating the strong community of alumni, faculty, staff, and students. Members of the Smith Community will gather around the world to celebrate their pride in being Smith Terps. 

We are looking for alumni to assist with organizing in-person or virtual gatherings (e.g., coffee or lunch meet-up, workplace gatherings, happy hour, etc.). If you are a member of the Smith School's alumni, student, faculty, or staff communities and you can help motivate your network of Smith Terps to share their Smith pride, consider volunteering to be a Smith Day Ambassador! The role is simple, flexible, and fun. 

Last year, alumni at Booz Allen had an in-person breakfast event with the Dean, alumni at Marriott International hosted a virtual Trivia event, the Young Alumni Council held a Virtual Escape Room, and alumni in various cities hosted in-person happy hours. The possibilities are endless. Volunteer today to be a Smith Day Ambassador to help organize Smith Day celebrations in your town or at your employer.

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University of Maryland's Smith School of Business has recently formed the Office of Alumni & Corporate Engagement. Our goal is to strengthen ties with our greater Smith community in order to give our students top-tier access to experiential learning opportunities, mentorship / engagement within our community, access to internships and full-time roles, and promote executive education. 

As we strive to accomplish these goals, we are hosting Summer Alumni Happy Hours in Seattle and Miami with those in our community. Register Today for Summer Alumni Happy Hours

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Building Negotiation Skills Workshop -- August 24-26, 2022


Join this experiential learning workshop to understand the strategy and psychology behind effective negotiations and learn how to apply it for win-win negotiations!  Whether it's an M&A deal, your next job offer or deciding who will do the dishes, take your negotiation skills to the next level! Register Today!

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Global Markets 

Expand your reach to global markets with the Maryland Global Consulting Program.  Utilize faculty expertise and top student talent for market assessments, market entry strategies, distribution plans, etc.  Apply today! Deadline for the Fall program is August 4. 

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The University of Maryland Alumni Association is here for you, fearlessly committed to your success. The Alumni Association encourages Terps to develop strong ties with each other and Maryland through an engaging mix of programs and activities. Membership provides you with the best way to stay connected to fellow alumni and the university and save on products and services across the country. Become a member by September 30, 2022 to receive your gift. One gift per membership. Join or renew your membership today.

August 3 Philly Terps: UMD Alumni Legal Leaders (Philadelphia, PA) 
August 8 Find, Honor, and Project your P.O.W.E.R: Young Alumni Conference Preview Event (Virtual) 
August 9 Becoming a Terp Legacy (Virtual)  
August 15 Big Ten Night at the Nationals (Washington, DC)  
August 20 2nd Annual Baltimore Terps Crab Feast (Baltimore, MD)
August 28 MoCo Terps Summer BBQ (Gaithersburg, MD) 
Alumni Association Events Check here for additional events with fellow Terps 
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