Alfredo Rivera, a second-year MBA student from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, was selected as a recipient of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund’s 2016 fellowship awards. The fellowships recognize second-year MBA students who demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to ethical leadership. They also must be in the top 5 percent of their class.
Fellows receive a full-tuition scholarship for the academic year as well as mentoring from a prominent business leader selected by their home school. Recipients also participate in a social impact group project.
“The fellowship has provided [me] with the opportunity to meet and work with students from top MBA programs [to] work on a project that will contribute to society,” Rivera said.
Rivera, who is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, is president of Out@MSB and vice president of the Latin American Business Association at Georgetown. He also is an elected representative to the Student Government Association. This summer, he interned at Citigroup. Rivera began his career as an investment banking analyst at UBS, where he worked closely with the Puerto Rican government and several public corporations. As an analyst, Rivera underwrote over $1 billion of municipal bonds. Following his time at UBS, Rivera was head trader at Banco Popular in Puerto Rico, where he managed a propriety trading portfolio of over $100 million. In addition, he was a team coordinator for Banco Popular’s Community Incentive Program and organized several service projects throughout the year. Post-MBA, Rivera is pursuing a career in investment banking. Rivera earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale University.