“Entrepreneurs can’t hide behind labels,” advised Ed Fantegrossi, CEO of Geographic Network Affiliates-Int’l and one of the four business executives who participated in Wednesday night’s Dedication to Community Tour (D2C) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “You have to be you, and don’t worry about what others think. Be better the next day than you were before.”
No Role Model, No Excuse
A business mentor would have been helpful for Cara Weikel, MBA ’12, during her high school or undergraduate studies.
“My skills and my interests were well-aligned with business,” she said. “I just had no idea. Business just was not on the radar because I had no role models at all in business.”
Instead, she gravitated toward something familiar, working for three years as a middle school chemistry teacher before realizing she might have an
Frank Auditorium was filled and attendees were on the edge of their seats on Sept. 30, 2014, at the BB&T Colloquium on Capitalism, Ethics and Leadership for a fascinating discussion about the moral psychology of economic life and strife.
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Oct 02, 2014
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
Freshmen in the College Park Scholars’ Business Society & the Economy program (BSE) spent their first full day on campus helping those less fortunate. More than 80 BSE students spent the morning hours of Aug. 28 painting, cooking, landscaping, organizing and sorting, and/or serving a meal as part of the 19th Annual College Park Scholars Service Day.