Guided by the mission of impacting practice and informing debate, Georgetown McDonough faculty and staff regularly lend their thought leadership to the press. Additionally, students often share their advice and experiences to educate others about the McDonough community and how they are making an impact on the world.
While elections matter, a vital society demands much more. In How Change Happens: Why Some Social Movements Succeed While Others Don't, Leslie Crutchfield, [executive director, Georgetown McDonough's Global Social Enterprise Initiative], examines some movements that have succeeded — from tobacco control and gun rights expansion, to marriage equality and acid rain reduction — as well as recent campaigns that haven’t - like Occupy Wall Street, controlling C02 emissions, and gun violence prevention. Her research identifies six practices linked to success. We’ll explore them so you can put them to work.
An op-ed written by Fiona Macaulay, entrepreneur-in-residence, Georgetown Entrepreneurship: “This week, two business founders I have been coaching to hone their start-up business pitches stood on stage presenting their business ideas for $100K in cash prizes. And guess what? The most valuable thing for them wasn't any prize money.”
Georgetown Entrepreneurship hosted its second annual Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize “Bark Tank” pitch competition on Nov. 28, where eight university students and alumni pitched their business ventures for a chance to win a share of the $100,000 in cash prize.
Student and alumni entrepreneurs will pitch their ventures with the community at the second annual Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize “Bark Tank” pitch competition Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Finalists will try to win over a panel of judges and the audience to win a share of the $100,000 Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize.
When Jonathan Neman, Nathaniel Ru and Nicolas Jammet met as freshman at Georgetown University 15 years ago, they bonded over food. But it wasn't about their favorite pizza or cereal. They yearned for healthy, affordable meals they could get on the go.
The directors of a new program at Georgetown University want to change that, using education as their tool. The Pivot Program, launched in mid-November, is a collaboration between Georgetown’s Prisons and Justice Initiative, Georgetown College, and the McDonough School of Business designed to give those returning to society from area correctional facilities a foundation in business and entrepreneurship know-how.
Matt McKenna served under USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. He’s also the founder of Georgetown University’s Rural Opportunity Initiative (ROI) which partners with the USDA and land grant colleges to build awareness with land grant universities that there are business opportunities in places that are “looked over.” McKenna shares some successes ROI has had, the recent conference held in Washington D.C., and what could be coming down the pipeline.
In an NPR interview, Georgetown professor Jason Brennan suggested research shows driving turnout to Australian levels would not tilt electoral or policy outcomes in the way some might predict, or fear.
Doha: As it continues to prepare Qatari future global leaders, Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC) in cooperation with the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business launched the third module of the Executive Master’s in Leadership (EML-Q) program focusing on Global Leadership Decisions.
An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “Running a small business that ships low-weight merchandise, say 10 T-shirts or small hardware from China to the United States, made logistics costs easy. The U.S. provided for a large shipping discount of 40 percent to 70 percent.”
"It’s cycled out of vogue, and we’ve moved from interviews on the local news looking at the great deals they got to three people were hurt in two fights and four people were arrested," said Karthik Easwar, a consumer expert at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "Black Friday will evolve."
“It’s parallel to this whole notion of food deserts when you have these areas with no banks,” said Marlene Towns, a professor of marketing and consumer behavior at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Banks and bank managers tend to invest in their own communities, she said. “You are more likely to loan to small businesses and give people home loans — it helps the community grow.”
Similarly, John Jacobs — executive director of the Georgetown University Business School [Center for Financial Markets and Policy] — said he has been inundated with calls from corporate recruiters asking for applicants who understand blockchain technology. “Any world-class program is going to have to equip students in this field to compete,” Jacobs said. “It’s everywhere we turn around.”
The most commonly discussed consequences of an undercount are its effect on congressional districts and federal funding. Robert Shapiro, senior policy fellow at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, estimates that more than 24 million people could avoid the 2020 Census to keep their information from being shared with law enforcement. This would affect federal programs, such as Medicaid, Section 8 Housing and school lunch programs. Subscription required.
And at Georgetown McDonough, the average starting salary of $116,946 is a 4% increase from the previous year. The average signing bonus also increased 9% to $31,036, and 98% of students who were seeking employment reported receiving a job offer within three months of graduation, up from 93% in 2017.