Alumni Events

Check out events for Hoyas year-round and worldwide


Global Perspectives on Covid-19 Across Industries

Please join us for “Global Perspectives on Covid-19 Across Industries,” with alumni from all over the world, including, but not limited to, Norway, Brazil, and Indonesia. Moderated by Reena Aggarwal, Robert E. McDonough Professor of Finance and Director, Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy. 

Date: Tuesday, July 7, 10 a.m. EDT

Pivot Program Pitch Competition 2020

The Pivot Program is an entrepreneurship and employment-focused reentry program led by Georgetown University in partnership with the D.C. Department of Employment Services and supported by the Minority Business Development Agency. The program, which combines classes in business, entrepreneurship, and liberal arts with internship-based work experience, is designed for returning citizens who see themselves as changemakers and leaders within their own communities. Learn more at (new window).

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2 p.m. EDT

Cooking with Melissa d’Arabian

Join Food Network star Melissa d’Arabian (MBA’93) as she takes us through her recipe for sesame crusted salmon with miso sauce from her cookbook, Supermarket Healthy

Date: Thursday, July 9, 6 p.m. EDT

A Reskilling Revolution: Lifelong Learning and the Future of Work

Featuring Koma Gandy (MBA’06), Director of Curriculum at Codecademy, moderated by Jason D Schloetzer, William and Karen Sonneborn Term Associate Professor of Business Administration. Employers are increasingly emphasizing the need for prospective and current employees to reskill throughout their careers. Join us for a moderated discussion about how emerging technologies are helping employees reskill on the job, and the rapidly increasing employment value of certifications and credentials obtained from outside of the university setting.

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 11 a.m. EDT

Save the Date: 2020 Graduate Alumni Reunion

Date: Friday, Oct. 2 – Saturday, Oct. 3
Location: Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

Recorded Webinars

Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series Presents Aesthetic Intelligence: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Will Redefine Branding in the Post-Pandemic Era

Featuring Pauline Brown, former chairman of LVMH North America.

The Business of Sustainable Investments

Featuring Jeff Cohen (MBA’11), head of private investments Initiatives, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, moderated by Vishal Agrawal, Provost’s Distinguished Lapeyre Family Associate Professor.

I’m Graduating…Now What?

Hear from Jason Levin (MBA’06), career and outplacement coach at Ready, Set, Launch, LLC, as he outlines virtual job-seeking best practices for new graduates.

Tactics to Improve Diversity & Inclusion

Georgetown McDonough’s Professor of the Practice, Ella Washington offers new, actionable, tactics for improving diversity and inclusion efforts

Tactics for Teleworking Success

Webinar Presenters: Brooks Holtom, professor of management, and Michael O’Leary, teaching professor of management and faculty chair of the Undergraduate Business Program, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

Telework Leadership Best Practices

Establishing a strong telework environment will continue to become essential for years to come. Professor Michael O’Leary shares best practices for managing employees, yourself, and others in your home while working remotely

Balancing Act: Managing Your Work and Family While Working Remote

Led by Alison Davis (MBA’00), executive director, JP Morgan, with Jennifer Balkus (MBA’15), director, American Express, and Lisa Mayr (MBA’98), former chief financial officer, MicroStrategy.

Should Financial Markets be Closed?

Panelists included former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chief economists James Overdahl and Jeff Harris, along with former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chief economists Larry Harris, Chester Spatt, and Craig Lewis.

Global Virtual Series on Fintech: “On the Rise of FinTechs – Credit Scoring Using Digital Footprints”

Featuring Manju Puri, J. B. Fuqua Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

Global Virtual Series on Fintech: “Cryptocurrency in the Coronavirus Crisis”

Featuring David Yermack, Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation, New York University Stern School of Business.

Global Virtual Series on Fintech: “Do Credit Card Companies Screen for Behavioral Biases?”

Featuring Antoinette Schoar, Stewart C. Myers-Horn Family Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan School of Management.

Global Virtual Series on Fintech: “Beyond the Balance Sheet Model of Banking- Implications for Bank Regulation and Monetary Policy”

Featuring Amit Seru, the Steven and Roberta Denning Professor of Finance at Stanford University

Global Virtual Series on Fintech: “Stable Fees: A predictable market for cryptocurrencies”

Featuring Maureen O’Hara, the Robert W. Purcell Professorship of Management at Cornell University

The Markets Have Been Rocked! Where are the Headed?

Moderated by Reena Aggarwal, Robert E. McDonough Professor of Business Administration, professor of finance, and director of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy, the panel included Michael J. Mauboussin, Head of Conciliant Research at Counterpoint Global, Author of three books, and Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School (C’86, P’17, ’19); Nancy Flanagin Doyle, Founder of The Doyle Group, Consultant and Author, CFA (C’86, P’22); Guy Adami, Original Member of CNBC’s Fast Money (B’86, P’21, ’22, ’23); and Kathleen Murphy, President, Personal Investing, Fidelity Investments. 

Overview of Markets

Led by Thomas Cooke, distinguished teaching professor, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Global Virtual Seminar Series on Fintech: “Kill Zone”

Featuring Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance and Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow, University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Business for Impact

Corporate responsibility in the time of the coronavirus.