Hi! My name is Aristides Hadjipanteli and I am a McDonough Peer Ambassador.
Hometown: Annapolis, MD
Major: Accounting & Finance Minor: Government
Extracurricular Activities: President of the Hellenic Association, Accounting Society, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Campus Ministry Student Forum, Dynami Greek Dance Troupe
Interesting Fact About Me: I am red-green color-blind. When I was little, I used to draw brown firetrucks driving across red-grassed hills.
What made you choose Georgetown's McDonough School of Business? I chose the McDonough School of Business because I wanted an undergraduate experience studying business with an international focus. Given Georgetown’s location in D.C. and McDonough’s commitment to preparing graduates for leadership positions in global organizations, no other undergraduate business program was better suited to my academic pursuits.
What are the best things about being a Hoya? The community. Hoyas come from all over the country and the world, each bringing a unique personality and background. Yet, we are all able to come together through a common thirst for knowledge and new life experiences. We all bleed Hoya Blue.
Why do you love D.C.? As the nation’s capital, D.C. undoubtedly has amazing sites, monuments, museums, and speakers. But what I love most is the food! Take advantage of all the great restaurants and eateries around the city. And don’t forget about the farmer’s market on campus during the fall and spring!
Share a defining and/or transformative classroom/educational moment? I absolutely loved my first-year seminar: Grand Strategy with Professor Dong. As someone who is passionate about history, this class was a great way for me to combine this interest with business for a true interdisciplinary learning experience. We studied the great ancient civilizations to develop a new, strategic way of thinking with regards to business and politics.
What is your advice to incoming Hoyas? Don’t be afraid to try something new. Georgetown is filled with amazing and unique opportunities. Have an open mind and consider expanding your horizons, you may discover a new interest or even a long-lost passion!