The business academy


Establishing self-sustaining communities for students to develop and engage in impactful service, leadership, and professional experiences. The Business Academy aims to be the launching pad of change agents across all industries of business.

Our Programs

Emboldening and Equipping Our Members To Make A Difference

Corporate Networking Events

Each year we celebrate the growth of our young professionals by hosting a celebratory event with one or more of our corporate partners. These events are designed to expose students to professional work environments, enlighten students of career possibilities, and provide an opportunity to showcase networking skills.

Career Fairs

Career Fairs can be intimidating, but with proper preparation you are sure to impress. The Business Academy coordinates with several companies to host a large Career Fair for minority students. With an increase in D&I Initiatives, companies are eager to meet the bright students that are groomed through our program. We have a rich tradition of placing diverse candidates at some of the most selective companies in this country.

Mentorship Program

Developing the next generation of leaders. One relationship at a time. The Business Academy pairs college students with professionals working in various industries from consulting, non-profit organizations, investment banking, media & entertainment, and so much more. Learn More

Annual Summit

Annual Youth Summit. The Smith Business Academy founded at the University of Maryland, hosts 200+ high school students during an activity filled day, student led workshops, and keynote speech from Verizon VP. Watch The Video

Core Seminars

Personal and professional development workshops to foster a culture of intentional growth. Workshop activities include case interview prep, resume building, strengths and weakness assessments, personality tests, goal setting, etc. These meetings are the safe spaces where members are encouraged and equip to dream in pursuit of purpose.

Career Worshops

We understand that identifying and securing an internship/job in your ideal career path is challenging. That’s why our seasoned professionals are here to guide you through the process of searching and preparing for the opportunities that best suit your strengths and interests. By attending our Career Workshops, you’ll feel confident and prepared throughout the application process, but more importantly you’ll stand out from the competition.

Our Partners

Academy Chapters

Smith Business Academy

Robert H. Smith School of Business

University of Maryland

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Stern Business Academy

Leonard N. Stern School of Business

New York University

Launched Fall 2023



Alumni Impact Stories

Anthony Rodriguez

Business Academy Alum

“To begin my college career belonging to a group of motivated individuals who wanted to share their experiences and help others forge their path to success was extremely formative. Without a doubt, I would not be where I am today with out SBA. “

Jordan  Abraham

Business Academy Alum

“I joined the Business Academy because I knew I should get involved in extracurricular activities. It was the best decision I made. They gave me the foundational knowledge I needed to succeed, and the resources provided helped me identify my ideal path.”

Zach Nathan

Business Academy Alum

“Joining SBA was probably the more pivotal moments for me during my college career. I was pretty lost, but SBA gave me a community and a structured forum where I could learn from other students how to be successful at Smith and beyond.”

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