Callie Wilkinson (MBA’20)
Hometown: Marquette, Michigan
Why did you choose Georgetown?
I chose Georgetown because it offers a world-class education underpinned by values of community and service. Its location in Washington, D.C. is unbeatable, as it offers easy access to the university’s network of professionals in global business, policy, and nonprofits.
What is your favorite memory or proudest moment from your time at Georgetown?
An experience I will never forget was my Global Business Experience in Vietnam; it was the perfect capstone to the MBA program. We were able to put our skills to the test as we learned how to do business in real-time on a global scale. It was so special to experience this adventure with friends and classmates right before COVID-19 became a global concern. We did not know it at the time, but our time in Vietnam was the last in-person experience we would share as MBAs, and I am so grateful to have had that opportunity to learn, grow, and experience the world with my classmates.
Is there a particular person that helped shape your Georgetown experience into what it is today?
My experience was shaped by my incredible classmates and friends. It sounds cliche, but the community I found at Georgetown is unlike any other I have known. As a graduate student, I did not have any expectations for the relationships I would build during my MBA. I strongly believe that the connections and friendships I have made during my time at Georgetown will last a lifetime. The curiosity for learning, adventurous spirits, and warmth of my classmates helped make this an experience I will never forget.
What are you most looking forward to as an alumna?
I look forward to paying it forward by someday returning to the Hilltop to recruit and hire future MBA candidates, as many alumni did for our class. I hope to continue the legacy of “Hoyas Helping Hoyas.”