Undergraduate Office of Professional and Leadership Development
The McDonough Office of Professional and Leadership Development supports students in the process of self-discovery, career strategy, leadership development, and network-building to empower them to become principled, impactful, global leaders.
Career Coaching: One-on-one career coaching exclusively for undergraduate business students. Students can meet with a coach to discuss anything from career strategy, values assessments, mock interviews, negotiation, and everything in between. Make an appointment via Handshake. Office Hours: Fridays, 3-4 p.m., Shea Commons, Suite 198
Signature Programs: These programs and workshops cover topics such as crafting your professional narrative, resume/cover letter/LinkedIn clinic, networking — more than just a buzzword, and more.
Jobs & Internships
- Resume/Cover Letter Resources
- Internship and Job Postings via Handshake
- Career Fairs
- Info Sessions: Log into the Office of Professional & Leadership Development Canvas Group to get announcements about company info sessions for McDonough undergraduate students.
Employers: To post a job or internship for our undergraduate students, please register and post a job on Handshake. If you would like to schedule an info session or opportunity specifically for McDonough undergraduate students, please reach out to Talia Schatz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clubs: Student clubs like Georgetown Retail & Luxury Association, Georgetown University Real Estate Club, Hilltop Consultants, StartUpHoyas, and many more offer opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of a multitude of industries and professional worlds, while building tangible skills and connections.
Student Government: Students can gain leadership experience by getting involved in McDonough student government, running for office, or becoming a Peer Ambassador to liaise between McDonough undergraduate students and the administration.
Service: Georgetown McDonough is committed to service to others. Participating in community service projects and organizations will build connection not only to the community, but also sharpen problem-solving, teamwork, and people skills.
Treks: Through career treks, undergraduate students travel domestically and internationally to network with alumni and learn about specific industries.
Fridays in the Field: Site visits to companies throughout the Washington, D.C., area where students gain exposure and make connections to a variety of industries in the region.
Winter Break Career Treks: A one-day job shadow opportunity over winter break in your home city with an alumni host to get a “day in the life” experience in a particular industry or company and network with successful Hoyas across the country.
Director, Office of Professional & Leadership Development
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Suite 198
Telephone: (202) 687-3753
Talia is an experienced higher education professional with an extensive background in professional development, leadership coaching, student advising, program management, and recruitment. She works collaboratively with students to help them define and achieve their professional and leadership goals in strategic and thoughtful ways. Before Georgetown, she oversaw the professional development team at Barnard College of Columbia University. She earned an MSW from New York University and a B.A. from Wellesley.