Brooke Stanley (B’20)
Hometown: Granville, New York
Major(s): Finance and Management
Minor: Art History
Why did you choose Georgetown?
I chose Georgetown for its excellent reputation, global opportunities provided by the McDonough School of Business, and location in Washington, D.C.
What is your favorite memory or proudest moment from your time at Georgetown?
My favorite memory was spending a week in France and Belgium with my Global Business Experience class taught by Charles Skuba, senior associate dean for Executive Custom Programs and professor of the practice. It was my first time out of the country, and I got to share that class with several close friends. Not only did we get the opportunity to experience different cultures, but also we got to work closely with a French company and present them our semester-long project. The week was filled with sight-seeing, fantastic food, and many learning opportunities.
What is one of the most important lessons you have learned while at Georgetown?
It is great to have goals, but do not let unfulfilled goals or rejections dampen your spirit. Just like Paul writes to the Philippians in 1:6, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” God has ordained a path for all of us and we may not know what it will look like, but when doors close, others open. I never would have thought that my Georgetown career would have turned out the way it did, but I am so grateful for everything that has happened the past four years— I would not trade it for anything.
Is there a particular person that helped shape your Georgetown experience into what it is today?
There are so many people that shaped these past four years! First and foremost, my parents, who did everything they could to ensure that I was able to come to Georgetown. My roommate, Olivia, has been my best friend these past four years. Additionally, I want to thank all of the staff at the Georgetown Scholars Program (GSP), for helping change the entire trajectory of my four years at this university. My GSP Alumni Mentor, Janelle, also was a fantastic source of support. Finally, all of my friends that I have made greatly shaped my experience here at Georgetown.
What was your favorite class?
Men, Women, and Gender in the Workplace with Marcia Miceli, associate professor of management.
What are you most looking forward to as an alumna?
I am excited to connect with other alumni around the country, hopefully participate in admissions interviewing, and mentor other GSPers.