Service to Others
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business strives to educate future business leaders of the highest ability and integrity who are committed to improving the world for themselves and for others. In keeping with the university’s strong Jesuit heritage, the McDonough School of Business expects students to become ethical, honest, and trustworthy leaders who take responsibility for their promises and actions.
The school’s value of service to others is woven throughout all aspects of the MBA program and is apparent from beginning to end. During MBA Orientation, students participate in Service Day, which takes them out into the local community to perform volunteer projects.
Classes like Small Business Clinic match MBA students with consulting projects at local small businesses and nonprofits. In conjunction with the Student Government Association’s vice president of community affairs, student clubs and organizations like MBA Volunteers coordinate opportunities for students to become involved with the local community. Additionally, Net Impact provides the opportunity for students to volunteer as Board Fellows with local nonprofit organizations.
At graduation, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business honors those who have shown a commitment to service to others through the Community Fellows Program. Those students who have devoted at least 100 hours of community service during their the MBA studies are designated as Community Fellows and are honored with an end-of-the-year celebration, as well as recognition at Commencement.
Month of Volunteerism (MOV) is a signature event that highlights Georgetown's service ethic of "men and women for others." Each November, Georgetown McDonough students compete to see which cohort can volunteer the most hours throughout the month at nearly 100 different events. The winning cohort gets to donate $1,000 to the charity of their choice. Since its creation in 2011, participation has reached 50 percent of students who have volunteered nearly 3,000 hours and served more than 60 organizations.