At Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, we work closely with our partners in leadership, learning and research (PILLARs) to help prepare students for a rapidly changing and increasingly global world. Our partners include alumni, parents, and other friends of Georgetown University and their organizations. They connect the classroom to real problems and projects in Washington, DC, across the nation, and around the world, where our students and faculty can develop, test and apply the latest ideas while exemplifying the principles of men and women for others.PILLARS
McDonough Undergraduate Alumni-Student Mentoring Program
The McDonough Undergraduate Alumni-Student Mentoring Program links current undergraduates with the best and brightest Georgetown McDonough alumni. Each fall, students are matched with mentors to begin the program. Mentors and protégés meet throughout the semester to discuss topics such as interviewing skills, resume design, networking/dining etiquette, internship/employment search, and any other career-related topic that comes to mind.
To inquire about or apply to the program, please contact Talia Schatz, assistant dean, McDonough Undergraduate Office of Professional Development.
McDonough MBA Mentor Program
Each fall, over 200 alumni volunteer as mentors for the incoming first year MBA class. Mentors are significantly experienced alumni who are highly engaged with Georgetown and, ideally, acquainted with MBA recruiting to assist in career discussions. This program runs from September through the end of the academic year in May. Mentees will be selected by Georgetown McDonough staff and faculty.
Please reach out to Maureen Cleary, assistant dean, MBA Career Center, if you have any questions about the program.
Host a Hoya Program
Host a Hoya is an opportunity for Georgetown McDonough undergraduate students to connect with an alumnus who works in a field they are excited to explore over the January winter break. Students shadow alumni and learn about their day-to-day work and gain advice, insights, and experience. For alumni, this is a micro-mentorship opportunity to get to know a talented Hoya and share professional expertise.
For more information and to get involved, contact Talia Schatz, assistant dean, Undergraduate Career Development Center.
MBA Certificate in Sustainable Business Mentorship Program
Led by Faculty Director Vishal Agrawal and Business for Impact Managing Director Bill Novelli, the MBA Certificate In Sustainable Business meets the demand of today’s students who seek purpose in their careers and the skills to manage the triple bottom line – people, planet, and profit.
In addition to the rigorous academic coursework, BFI curates the extracurricular offerings meant to foster relationships among certificate students and help orient them to jobs in impact. In partnership with Net Impact, BFI created a mentorship program, matching certificate students with alumni working in impact jobs.
The Mentorship Program will start again in early Spring 2022. Please reach out to Christine Kidwell, associate director, Business for Impact, if you have any questions about the program.
Partners in Leadership, Learning, and Research (PILLARs)
Network with Fellow Hoyas
Georgetown offers a prestigious global education, while also connecting students to a vast global network of alumni – who are eager to help fellow Hoyas succeed during their time on campus and in post-graduate life.Hoya Networking
Hoyas Helping Hoyas
Georgetown McDonough is committed to supporting our students in obtaining full-time jobs or internships for the summer.
There are many ways to help our students, across a variety of programs:
- Post a job or internship
- Create a short-term consulting project
- Advise a student whose career interest is aligned with your area of expertise
- Request a Customized Resume Book (Industry, Function, Geography)
- Provide technical training for students
- Provide industry and hiring insights
We invite you to reach out to Eric Young, acting associate dean, McDonough Career Services, to support our campaign of “Hoyas Helping Hoyas” to ensure that every McDonough student has access to meaningful employment. Learn about career services across our many platforms:
- Undergraduate Career Development Center
- MBA Career Center
- Executive Career Development Center
- MSF Career Management
- MiM Career Services
- MSBA Career Services
If you are aware of job openings in your organization that are appropriate for our undergraduate and graduate students, please consider posting them on Handshake for our undergraduate students and specialty master’s students and on McDonough CareerView for our MBA students.
Interested in knowing more about the top MBA talent pool available at McDonough? Request to explore their resumes with the resume book request link provided below.
During the year, many of our student clubs organize Career Days where alumni play key roles as speakers, panelists, and guests. The 2021 schedule is provided below, dates for Fall 2022 will be determined in summer.
2021 MBA Career Day Schedule:
|September 10||Marketing (Hybrid)|
|October 29||Healthcare & Women in Business|
|November 12||Real Estate|
|November 19||Net Impact / Emerging Markets / Energy & CleanTech|
The clubs that have hosted Career Days in the past include:
- Graduate Marketing Association
- Finance Club
- Graduate Consulting Club
- Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Club
- Georgetown Real Estate Society
- Graduate Women in Business
- Healthcare Business Alliance
- Technology Club
- Net Impact
- Georgetown Energy and Cleantech Club
- Emerging Markets Network
- Georgetown Operations and Management Association
Host a Trek
A great way to interact with current students is to host a group in your office. The event can be purely educational or can be used to promote a job opening. Email these career advisors for the following populations:
- Undergraduate Career Development Center – Talia Schatz, Assistant Dean
- MiM Career Services – Karen Kouagou, Director
- MSF Career Services and Strategic Initiatives – Tom Stowell, Associate Dean
- MSBA Career Services – Rachel Antoun, Director
- MBA Career Center – Eric Young, Acting Associate Dean
- Executive Career Development Center (EMBA, EML, MA-IBP) – Diana Banks, Assistant Dean
Join the momentum to recruit ever stronger classes of of Full-time and Flex MBAs and expand your future Hoya network. Play an important role by referring prospective MBA students or recommending current MBA applicants. We know that our current Hoya network can be instrumental in selecting incoming students with the right Georgetown profile and fit. This program will support continued growth and excellence within our MBA program.
The Refer-a-Hoya Program provides current Georgetown MBA alumni, students, staff, and faculty an opportunity to refer prospective MBA students or recommend current MBA applicants that best fit the values that define our school.
Referred prospective students will receive:
- An informational interview with the Associate Dean of MBA Admissions
- A $75 reduction in the application fee
- Priority interview consideration
- Recommended applicants will receive priority interview consideration
Please use the Refer-a-Hoya form to submit your referral. If you have any questions, please contact Sadie Marsman, assistant director of MBA Admissions and partnerships, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 687-4200.