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MBA Alumni Advisory Council (MAAC)

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The mission of the MBA Alumni Advisory Council (MAAC) is to strengthen the engagement of Georgetown McDonough MBA alumni in the activities of the school and among the members of core constituencies – MBA alumni, MBA students, MBA faculty and staff – toward the broader goals of program excellence and global renown.

Term Length: three years, renewable by mutual agreement.

Meetings: Two face-to-face meetings held annually twice a year, once on campus and once during John Carroll Weekend. JCW 2015 will be held in Los Angeles next April. In addition, one quarterly meeting will be held by conference in between the two annual meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Executive Committee serves as the MBA senior leadership among the group and works directly with the committee management, including Georgetown McDonough, the MAAC Chair, and the MAAC Vice Chair. The Executive Committee is expected to provide leadership at the subcommittee level. Subcommittee members work toward providing the necessary execution and implementation of what is defined at the Executive Committee level. Many of the subcommittee members are considered to be subject matter experts in a specific area that matches the priorities of the business school.

The Executive Committee shall:

  • Partner with the Georgetown McDonough Office of Alumni Relations to increase the active engagement of alumni in all aspects of the school’s goals and activities.
  • Advise the Dean and the Senior Associate Dean for MBA Programs on MBA curricular, co-curricular, and alumni programs.
  • Promote broader alumni engagement in admissions and career services activities, which are critical to the success of the school.

Specifically, for Admissions:

  • Participate in MBA student recruiting events
  • Encourage friends and family members to consider applying to and ultimately attending Georgetown McDonough
  • Encourage fellow alumni to do the same

Specifically for Career Services:

  • Participate in career panels to expose students to the workings of industries and functional positions
  • Make Georgetown McDonough a regular, annual source of MBA talent for your company
  • “Opt in” to accept career inquiries from current students 
  • Encourage fellow alumni to do the same

Nomination Procedures: Alumni always are encouraged to apply to be considered for membership. Prospective MAAC members are asked to submit their business bio, current resume, photo, and short overview as to why they would like to serve the business school and in what capacity. The MAAC Chair, Vice Chair, and Executive Leadership from Georgetown McDonough review all alumni interests every four months.

Deadlines: Invitations to the MAAC are made on a rolling basis.

If you are interested in joining the MAAC, please contact Justine Schaffner, assistant dean of alumni and external relations, at js3901@georgetown.edu or (202) 687-3745.