Student clubs and organizations keep you involved with campus life – a vital part of the Smith experience. Participating in the many opportunities for learning and achieving that exist everywhere at Smith will change your perspective, your focus – even your life.
The MBA Association (MBAA) coordinates 19 student-run groups. Its focus is to build a sense of community by providing Smith MBA students opportunities to interact through social and career development activities held throughout the year. The MBAA relies on Smith MBA clubs as well as contact with professors and alumni to help students strengthen skills, define their career goals, and develop a solid network of professional peers.
- Asian MBA Association
- Black MBA Association
- Data Analytics & Technology Club
- Emerging Market Association
- Entrepreneurship Club
- Graduate Marketing Association
- Healthcare Business Association
- Human Capital Association
- International MBA Association
- Jewish MBA Association
- Latin MBA Student Association
- MBA Consulting Club
- Net Impact
- Professional Communications Club
- Smith Association of Women MBAs
- Smith MBA Finance Association
- Smith Pride Alliance
- Supply Chain & Operations Club
Asian MBA Association (AMBAA)
Our mission is to create and provide a community dedicated to helping Asian MBA students in adapting themselves into America as well as to facilitate exchange/exposure of eastern cultures with the wider community including, but not limited to, other business school students.
Luhan Tang, President
Wei-Hsuan Chiang, President
Akira Miwa, VP of Marketing
Eric Liu, VP of Professional Development
Kazuki Noda, VP of Event Management
Muhtar Fauzy, VP of Finance
Nat Tangpipith, VP of External Relations
DC Asian MBA NetworkingThis event will create a network and connection among AMBAAs in the MD/DC/VA region, co-hosting with Georgetown, GWU and Johns Hopkins full-time MBA programs. We are hoping to increase attendance and extend our presence in the DMV area.
Mid-Autumn Festival DinnerThis event promotes one of the most important holidays in East Asia, the Mid-Autumn Festival. Held at the beginning of the school year, students enjoy traditional Asian cuisine, learn about the Mid-Autumn Festival history through cultural games and activities.
International WeekA grand and spectacular exhibition of authentic international food, performances, and cultural showcases to increase cross-cultural awareness within the Smith community. AMBAA will plan a week-long of events, co-hosted by the IMBAA and LAMBASA, to educate students on different cultures.
Career Trek to local CompanyThis event is to connect alumni who are working in the D.C. area and to provide additional opportunities to network and find a career for students, co-hosted with the DATC club. AMBAA will identify a number of potential alumni who will either be able to enable the career trek or participate in a panel event.
Black MBA Association (BMBAA)
The National Black MBA Association® leads in the creation of educational opportunities and economic growth for Black professionals. We are committed to making an impactful and sustainable difference in the communities in which we work and serve through:
- Innovative Programs that stimulate intellectual and economic growth
- Partnerships with key stakeholders who help facilitate this growth
- Increased awareness and access to graduate management programs and career opportunities in management fields
Ariel Bouie, President
Kalonji Sutherland-Madhere , Executive VP
Montrelle Green, VP of External Affairs
Chris Kootin-Sanwu, VP of Finance
Kimberley Camps, VP of Marketing
Jesse Moore, VP of Diversity & Inclusion
Afro-Latino Culture NightA celebration of the Afro-Latino Diaspora that is used to highlight the contributions of those from the African and Latino Diaspora. A night with food, fun and exposure to the different cultures that make up Smith!
Black Enterprise Fireside ChatThis event is to highlight those of African American decent who have found success in the business world. This event is used to inspire Smith students and allow them to gain insight from industry leaders.
William H. Bradford Diversity BanquetSponsored by the Black MBA Association and the Latin American MBA Student Association, the event aims to celebrate the life of William H. Bradford, the first African American Dean of the Smith Business School. This event also celebrates diversity through an awards ceremony for students.
Data Analytics & Tech Club (DATC)
Our mission is to develop the analytical and visualization skills of Smith students through the sharing of knowledge.
Eric Liu, President
Justin Ellis, VP of Finance
Evan Shields, VP of External Relations
Hideaki Shimizu, VP of Marketing
Rashmi Jayanth, VP of Marketing
Fatia Kasumu, VP of Marketing
Lynda SeriesThe Lynda Series will be led by board members on a recurring basis as a “book club”-esque function where members will get together and share on a specific topic ranging from advanced excel to Tableau.
Speaker SeriesThrough our alumni network, we will bring in speakers that can bring insights into how data analytics impact their every day life. There is a wide range of speakers that we have hosted in the past, ranging from product management to supply chain revenue management.
Training CoursesExperts will be brought in to share knowledge about various systems, such as Tableau, SQL, R, Python, and Advanced Excel. To follow up on these courses, we will have Lynda series to keep students engaged.
Consulting & Data Analytics Super DayThis event will include a keynote and alumni reception to meet the alumni. In the past, mock case interviews were led by alumni. Students will have a chance to practice case interviewing and receive feedback.
Career TreksTreks will be centered around top companies in the DMV area, providing further engagement between students and possible functions not just at the company we would trek to, but similar functions at other companies.
Networking eventsThese events will feature alumni, key industry contacts, MBAs from other schools, and Part-time/EMBA/OMBA students at Smith. Events can be centered around outdoor activities or team building activities that actually build relationships.
Emerging Market Association (EMA)
We are comprised of both domestic and international students with interest in, or experience with, the Emerging Markets. In addition to our primary focus on geographic emerging markets, the EMA also works to instill students with the crucial mindset and global perspective that is increasingly necessary in an ever-connected world.
Nazat Dowla, President
Juan Alvarado, VP of Internal Relations
Gery Brownholtz, VP of Finance
Inci Kipcak, VP of External Relations
Emerging Markets Forum Case CompetitionEMA will host a case competition with emerging markets clubs from other MBA programs in the area. The judges will be from both industry and academia. Participating MBA teams will be provided the case in advance and asked to provide a recommendation based on financial, strategic and political factors.
Emerging Markets Career TrekEMA club members and other interested MBA students will take part in a career trek to learn more about careers with international organizations to do with trade, finance and economic development. Target organizations include the following: Inter-American Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, International Finance Corporation.
Emerging Market Forum ReceptionEMA hosts a reception after the Emerging Markets Forum to give attendees the opportunity to meet one another in an informal environment and build relationships. There will be 150-200 attendees and speakers at the Forum, from industry, government, academia and NGOs.
Doing Business AbroadThis event is intended to introduce the MBA community to career opportunities in different regions of the world. We will host a panel of 3-to-4 alumni who work internationally - from across the marketing, consulting and finance industries.
International Alumni SpeakerWe will invite international alumni of the Smith school to call in and speak about their experiences in a lunch and learn setting.
EMA Smith Student Speaker EventInternational students from the Smith MBA program will discuss doing business in their home countries, their previous experiences, and how they got here.
Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club)
We are the go-to resource for MBA students who want to get more acquainted with the entrepreneurial ecosystem and offerings at Smith and the DC-area at large. We will encourage an environment where students are not afraid to be ambitious or take matters into their own hands when trying to accomplish something or drive change.
Amit Puri, President
Juan Alvarado, Executive VP
Helen Zhang, VP of Finance
Mandar Kashikar, VP of External Relations
Nicholas Wiley, VP of External Relations
Varun Saxena, VP of Marketing & Communications
Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC)Students team up to compete as venture capital firms researching, meeting with, and evaluating real world startups in need of investment capital. The winner of our competition here at Smith goes on to compete at regionals against top-ranked MBA programs for the chance to compete in the finals against schools from across the world.
Key DatesOctober 1, 2018 – VCIC Info Session
November 12 & 14, 2018 – Venture Capital Bootcamps
November 16, 2018 – VCIC Competition @ Smith
Graduate Marketing Association (GMA)
Our mission is to provide Smith MBA students with the tools and resources to sharpen their marketing skills in order to succeed in their marketing careers.
Rumi Pena Rosales, President
Mandar Kashikar, Executive VP & CIO
Vivek Mehrotra, VP of Finance
Kimberley Camps, VP of Marketing & Communications
Tia Naveendran, VP of External Relations & Networking
Jason Hutt, VP of Internal Relations & Career Development
Patrick Wilson, VP of Cosponsored Events
Super Bowl Advertising AnalysisThe goal of this fun event will be to highlight the effect that advertisements have on brand recall. We will provide guidelines to current students to analyze the Super Bowl commercials and then ask some trivia questions. They will determine if the resources invested on the brands during this high traffic airtime justify the impact they have on their target market. The team with the most correct answers wins a small prize.
Marketing Alumni PanelHighlighting the success of Smith MBA Alumni, this event allows for current students to interact with Smith alumni who currently work in the marketing industry. This is a great event to network and gain insight on the marketing industry as a whole.
Building Green BrandsGMA and Net Impact are pairing to change the perception that sustainability and being “green” come at the expense of profitability. This event will be an interactive “brand workshop” with a company, and we will examine how it can incorporate sustainable practices into its business and leverage them as part of its brand.
Healthcare Business Association (HBA)
Our mission is to create a collaborative and supportive environment for students interested in the business of healthcare. HBA will support fellow students in developing their portfolio for job applications and prepare for interviews with pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.
Labdhi Seth, President
Helen Zhang, VP of Finance