Georgetown McDonough Alumni Networks
Alumni Networking Tools
Georgetown University and the McDonough School of Business frequently host networking events in cities around the nation and across the world. These events offer opportunities for alumni to meet fellow Georgetown University alumni, build social capital and networks within their industry, explore internship opportunities and broaden their career search with the help of fellow Hoyas.
Hoya Gateway is a new and innovative program that facilitates career-related conversations between current Georgetown students and alumni. It creates an opportunity for generations of Hoyas to connect for in-person, one-on-one meetings in the form of an informational interview, resume review, or mock interview. Hoya Gateway is a good way for alumni to teach students the power of networking and to help students to network before they graduate.
Alumni of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business are encouraged to join the Georgetown McDonough Alumni group on LinkedIn, as well as to “like” the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Alumni Network on Facebook.
Alumni Mentor Program
The McDonough School of Business Alumni Mentor Program (AMP) links current undergraduates with the best and brightest Georgetown alumni in both the Washington, D.C., and New York City metropolitan areas. 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, director of the McDonough Undergraduate Office of Professional Development.
Chicago Business Alliance
The Georgetown University Chicago Business Alliance is a professional community for alumni, parents, and friends interested in networking, mentoring, and raising Georgetown’s profile in the Midwestern business community. Modeled after the Wall Street Alliance in New York, which has enjoyed 20 years of success, the Chicago Business Alliance launched in 2011 and is committed to serving the community by broadening the opportunities for engagement among alumni and friends throughout the Midwest.
Entertainment and Media Alliance
Founded in 2002, the Georgetown Entertainment and Media Alliance (GEMA) aims to elevate Georgetown’s profile in the entertainment and media community by strengthening the ties between the university and its alumni and by developing relevant programs and resources for both alumni and current Georgetown students. Comprising alumni, students, parents, and friends affiliated with the media and entertainment industry, GEMA has grown to more than 2,000 members representing a diversity of specialties including film, television, theater, publishing, music, sports, journalism, public relations, and many other fields in media and entertainment. GEMA is organized in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington.
The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance is alumni-led and academically integrated with the entire university. The goal of the Entrepreneurship Alliance is to create an international footprint for catalyzing entrepreneurship at Georgetown. The objectives include:
- Serving as an aggregator and catalyst for entrepreneurship and innovation
- Providing the opportunity to collaborate across the university and among alumni groups
- Leveraging best practices and enhancing academic and experiential learning
- Igniting new business opportunities through related programs and activities
- Leveraging Jesuit identity to secure a niche in the area of social entrepreneurship
- Engaging alumni to increase and expand existing entrepreneurial programming at the university
- Expanding networking opportunities and career support for alumni
The Georgetown City Alliance was developed utilizing the same model of the Wall Street Alliance, essentially creating a professional networking community among those who work in financial services. The City Alliance brings together alumni, parents, students, and friends who have an interest in networking, mentoring, career counseling, and promoting Georgetown’s profile in the London financial service community, as well as in Europe and the Middle East.
Georgetown Technology Alliance creates opportunities for shared learning and service around technology and biotech issues while deepening ties between this business community and Georgetown University. The GTA is located in the Bay area of California.
Wall Street Alliance
The Georgetown University Wall Street Alliance brings together more than 8,000 Georgetown alumni, parents, and friends in the financial community. Georgetown University alumni have developed into a significant force in the Wall Street financial community.
The group works to raise Georgetown’s profile and that of its alumni, parents, and friends in financial services and other business; to create and participate in networking opportunities for financial professionals; to provide networking, mentoring, and scholarship support to current and future Georgetown students; and to build relationships between members‘ firms and the university for the mutually beneficial exchange of resources.