A Message From the Undergraduate Dean

Students, Parents, and Members of the Georgetown McDonough Community,

I am reflecting on words of advice that were shared recently at our Women in Business Conference: Going Global: Women’s Economic Leadership in the 21st Century. Women leaders in the areas of finance, management consulting, public policy, and law shared their experiences and thoughts on leadership with students, alumni, faculty and staff during an all-day celebration of the progress of women in our global economy. As women increase their participation in corporations, government, and nonprofit organizations, the results are positive and productive for all stakeholders.

I am indebted to the energy and efforts of the planning committee and I thank the firms that sponsored this conference and served on our recruiting panel for students: BlackRock, Credit Suisse, Deloitte LLP, The Estee Lauder Companies, IBM, and PwC. It is due to corporations, such as these, that we continue to experience full-time placement rates of more than 90 percent within six months of graduation – according to our senior survey each year.

I am constantly impressed by how innovative our students are – both inside and outside the classroom. Last week, we held our first Undergraduate Research Symposium, and projects ranged from health care and finance to socially responsible business practices. The poster presentations were impressive and we look forward to this becoming an annual fall Georgetown McDonough event.

As always, I am grateful for those parents and alumni who give so generously of their time to provide support for our students and programs. These funds are used to support annual events, such as those noted above – which strive to provide a transformational experience for our undergraduates. If you are a parent and you are interested in serving on our Advisory Council, please email our Senior Associate Director of Development, Matilda Carpenter, or call us at 202-687-4370.

Be sure to visit us when you return to the Hilltop!


Norean R. Sharpe, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean, Director of Undergraduate Programs
McDonough School of Business