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MBAs Meet and Mentor Undergrads at Undergrad-MBA Connection

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The Georgetown McDonough undergraduate community hosted MBAs for a speed networking event at the McDonough School of Business on April 9.

“There aren’t many opportunities for undergrads to interact with MBA students,” said junior Lauren McDonald, one of the events coordinators. “We wanted to create an event where undergrads could connect with professionals, learn from their experiences, and bring both programs together.”

The event was created by undergraduate students as part of an ethics project that asked them to think of something good and do it. “The students chose this event because they wanted to do something good for the McDonough community and for their peers,” said Stephanie Rufino (MBA ’94), an associate director and academic counselor in the Georgetown McDonough Undergraduate Program.

From accounting to operations, participants joined conversational groups based on industry or field to discuss careers, course selection, and internships lead by MBAs.

“I wish there were events like this when I was an undergrad,” said Rannel Liwanag (MBA ’13). “This is a great opportunity for us to share our experiences and help future business leaders avoid mistakes we made,” added Eric Yang (MBA ’14).

-- Lamar Dawson