Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has entered into a partnership with Year Up National Capital Region, champions in the effort to develop young business leaders in the IT and investment operations arena. Through this collaboration, the McDonough School of Business is using its expertise in case analysis and entrepreneurship to provide a complementary co-curricular experience for Year Up students. Students at the McDonough School of Business serve as peer mentors for those involved in Year Up to bridge the gap between the world of work and higher education. On April 23, 2010, Year Up, the McDonough School of Business, and GAMBLE (Georgetown Association of Minority Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs) will host an innovative competition for Year Up students around new business development.
Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides urban young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, and corporate internships. Year Up currently serves more than 1,500 students a year at sites in Atlanta, Boston, Providence, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.