Making Connections with Rorie

Segment #10 from The Universities at Shady Grove


Let’s meet Rorie, a senior in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business at USG. USG is filled with students who are not only passionate about their education, but are also focused on preparing for great careers. Many students combine their studies with involvement in student organizations and by working on campus. Tell us more, Rorie.

– Thank you, Alex. Hi, everyone. When I graduated high school, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to study, so I started taking classes at my local community college. While I was there, I found a natural calling for business. Now I’m studying at University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, which is one of the top 20 business schools in the country. Being able to take the same classes as my peers in College Park at the Universities at Shady Grove campus has been life changing. With USG being a smaller campus, I’ve been able to make connections with students and staff who support me and have helped me to be involved with several organizations. I’ve become president of the Business Management Association and the 9T Podcast. I’ve also become the chair of the Dean Student Advisory Council. In these positions, I’ve been able to host several successful events like the Business Management Association’s end of year picnic, Spirit Week, and a midterm study session. I’ve also been able to start new programs such as the Student Mentorship Program through the Dean Student Advisory Council. For me, being able to attend the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business at Shady Grove has been a great experience. Since starting here, I’ve been able to get a job on campus and an internship with the United States Peace Corps. After I graduate, I plan to continue working in the federal space and do what I can to serve my country from an office. That’s all for me, thank you for listening. Back to you, Alex.

– Great job, Rorie. Keep up the good work both in school and on the job. We have no doubt you’re gonna be an asset to any organization once you have that diploma in hand from the University of Maryland Smith School, all while studying on the USG campus, unbelievable.

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