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by Meredith Stanton
With twins at home and a husband also working full time, Jennifer Folsom (MBA '02) had a hard time juggling the often 60-hour workweek required of her at consulting powerhouse BearingPoint.
"Our twins were both 4 at the time, and we realized that they needed a lot more of us than we were giving them, especially in that time of their development," says Folsom, 34, of that chapter in her life, about three years ago.
by Meredith Stanton
Ask most college students about their school days, and they'll regale you with stories about classes, dorm life, and going out on Saturday nights. But for three friends at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, their college years also included building a fully functional - and now expanding-business from the ground up.
Researching Risky Business - What managers, astronauts, and hurricane survivors alike can learn from near-misses
By Chris Blose
Imagine you have to attend a meeting in a rough neighborhood. You know from looking up crime statistics that there is a 2.5 percent chance you will be mugged in this part of town. You go anyway, and you do not get mugged. Then you go to another meeting, and another, and you continue to return home safely.
The more you go to that neighborhood without getting mugged, the more comfortable you start to feel. However, there is still a 2.5 percent chance you will be mugged next time.
McDonough School of Business to Host Lecture by Robert Mosbacher, Jr., Past President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment
Event to Celebrate the Annual Gathering of All Business School Executive Education Students
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business will host a lecture by former Overseas Private Investment Corporation President and CEO Robert Mosbacher, Jr. on Friday, June 26, 2009. The program will take place at 6 p.m. in the school's auditorium and will be followed by a reception at 7 p.m. on the fourth floor.
Savvy students create a business out of multimedia tours for the hearing impaired
By Andrea Orr
Karen Borchert and Martin Franklin entered the MBA Evening Program at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business in 2006 with the near-term goal of acquiring skills to help them advance in their current jobs and the long-term goal of starting their own companies - someday.
Craig Walker's workday lasts about 15 hours. Ada Polla went more than three years without a salary. Mark Smith and Pete Messman often feel like they're operating on faith. Nicole Miller put her wedding on hold for two years.
Reena Aggarwal and William Baber to become McDonough Professors
Washington, D.C. -- As part of an initiative to increase the number of professorships at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, Dean George Daly recently announced that Reena Aggarwal and William Baber have been named the school's first Robert E. McDonough Professors.
Roger W. Ferguson delivered the commencement address
Dean Daly, distinguished faculty, honored guests, I am pleased to join you today and to congratulate these outstanding graduates.
TIAA-CREF has been privileged to serve Georgetown since 1969. We know that earning an advanced degree from this institution is a significant achievement. You and your loved ones should be very proud. It is also fortunate that your studies -- at least for the moment -- are complete. The economy needs your full attention.
Dean George Daly and President John DeGioia present Luis Moreno with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.
Thank you, President DeGioia, Dean Daly, members of the faculty, graduating class. As I come up here, I am reminded by my daughter and my son who typically like to kid with their friends that I look like Harry Potter, and I certainly don't look here a lot like a banker, but as I was putting this garb on, and just walking up here, it really gave me that impression again, and it reminded me that Harry Potter has a lot of tricks down his bag and I don't, so I'll try my best.