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  • Meet Paul Almeida: The Restless Dean Who Thrives on Innovation

    Originally from Goa, India, Paul Almeida has lived and worked in locations around the world. But he has found his home at Georgetown University, where he has been the dean and William R. Berkley Chai

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  • Making Digital MBA Learning Add Up

    Many schools say that in future, students might master asynchronous content (learning in their own time) online before coming to class for group debate and to put theory into practice. “Lectures do not work online, because it is more difficult to retain [students’] attention. There are more distractions,” says Paul Almeida, dean at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington DC.

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  • In The Age Of Covid, Georgetown MBA Mentorship Program Takes Off

    As Assistant Dean of the McDonough MBA Career Center Maureen Carpenter says, the new program has become a chance to foster community in a time of disconnection.

    “Our goal with the mentorship program is to connect our students with the whole-life experiences of our alumni in a way that helps them navigate the MBA program as well as what life will be like for them in the years after they graduate, including work-life balance and intergenerational relationship building,” Carpenter says. “Long-term, the program will enhance and strengthen our alumni and student connections across our entire community.”

    Adds Prashant Malaviya, dean of the McDonough MBA: “The basic philosophy that we agreed upon that would drive this program was inspired by our Jesuit roots and our Jesuit heritage. The big one for us is educating the whole person. What educating the whole person meant in this mentorship program was really about not just providing people career support or job leads, but actually helping the person grow as an individual, talking to them more about things that are, in fact, not about your job. We were very clear that this is not an extension of our Career Management Team.”

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  • Reflections: Biz Leaders Look Back on Best, Worst Moments of 2020 — and What the Year Meant to Them

    Paul Almeida, dean and William R. Berkley Chair and professor of strategy, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business:

    Best and worst moment: How our society is grappling with issues of racial justice have shown the worst and best of us. The death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and far too many others were among the worst moments of 2020. These deaths finally brought to the forefront of our national dialogue the challenges we all face related to racism and bias. They created a sense of urgency for change, but there is no quick remedy for truly addressing the issue. What happened next, however, demonstrated to me the best of our Georgetown McDonough community. We immediately began schoolwide dialogues and became committed to making positive changes at many different levels of our organization and society.

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  • Deans From Top B-Schools Share 2021 Resolutions

    In Georgetown, in the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C., McDonough School of Business Dean Paul Almeida says “the need for diversity, equity, and inclusion has become ever more apparent in 2020” and “the time for change is now.”

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  • How Can Business Schools Tackle Racial Inequality?

    At Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, there are only three black professors. The proportion of black MiM students is five percent, but this year the school launched Georgetown Reach, a free program to raise awareness of business schools among ethnic minority teenagers.

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  • Coronavirus Forces Georgetown MBA Program to Start the Fall Fully Online

    “I am proud of how our community has come together to care for one another, and I’m confident that our faculty, staff, and students will continue to keep the spirit of our community alive throughout the fall and beyond,” said Paul Almeida, Dean and William R. Berkley Chair at Georgetown McDonough.

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  • The Time is Now

    Paul Almeida, Dean and William R. Berkley Chair: “This is a troubling time in our country and in our hearts. Like many of you, in recent weeks, I have seen images and heard names I will never forget: George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor. These names only add to a long list of others — and each of them was someone’s child, or someone’s parent, someone’s friend.”

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  • How Remote Study is Changing Business School Life

    “We do feel the students’ pain, the challenge they are facing, not just moving from face-to-face teaching to a virtual classroom but having to study from home and concerns about the future jobs market,” says Paul Almeida, dean of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington DC.

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  • How Business Education Will Change in 2020 and Beyond

    “The business of business education is rapidly changing, mostly in response to the fast pace of change in the world,” says Paul Almeida, dean at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, DC.

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