Daniel Bussard

Hi! My name is Daniel Bussard and I am a McDonough peer ambassador.

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Class: 2019

Major: Finance and Marketing

Extracurricular Activities: Accounting Department within the Corp, Lumen Institute, and Georgetown Collegiate Investors.

Interesting Fact About Me: I am the youngest of five siblings.

What made you choose Georgetown's McDonough School of Business? I chose Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business due to the opportunities that it provides. The classes are small, the teachers are brilliant, and McDonough is only getting better.

What are the best things about being a Hoya? I believe that one of the best things about being a Hoya is the people who you are constantly surrounded by everyday. Georgetown has students from all over the world who are all very smart and motivated, and come from vastly different backgrounds. Furthermore, I have experienced so many different people from the different cultures, and I have learned a tremendous amount in the classroom, but also outside of the classroom from the people I have gotten to know.

Why do you love D.C.? I love D.C. because of the countless opportunities the city holds. At Georgetown we have a beautiful campus and within a five minute walk you are in the nation’s capital. From running to the monuments or taking a stroll by the waterfront, the city has an endless array of activities as well as history just sitting at our doorstep.

Share a defining and/or transformative classroom/educational moment? One of the transformative classroom experiences I have had was during my second semester of my first year. I was taking a liberal arts course called Flourishing, which is within the Sociology department. I took this class to balance out my schedule along with business school classes, and this was one of my best decisions I made on the Hilltop. Taught by two professors, this class teaches new students all about well-being, and prepares us to be successful in and outside of the classroom. The professors teach with so much enthusiasm and care, and they made me feel at home on the hilltop knowing that the professors truly do care about each and every one of us.

What is your advice to incoming Hoyas? My biggest word of advice to incoming Hoyas is to stay open-minded and to get involved early in a few things that are of true interest to you. Getting involved early allows you to meet new people and to become much more comfortable on the Hilltop early.