Devin SpadyWELCOME TO GEORGETOWN!

Hi! My name is Devin Spady and I am a McDonough peer ambassador!

Hometown: Houston, TX

Class: 2018

Major: International Political Economy & Business (IPEB), and Management

Extracurricular Activities: Leaders in Education bout Diversity (L.E.A.D), McDonough Women

Interesting Fact About Me: Up to this point, the most daring things I have ever done were travel alone to Amsterdam, Brussels, and Rome.

What made you choose Georgetown's McDonough School of Business? I knew Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business would help me develop essential business skills and build local and global connections. (It is also the best-looking building on campus!)

What are the best things about being a Hoya? The best thing about being a Hoya is knowing you made the right decision to become one. You’ll be in a study room or a basketball game or on the last day, Georgetown Day, and think “I go to Georgetown University.” That sense of community, comfort, excitement, and achievement will remind you each day that you made the right decision.

Why do you love D.C.? I love D.C. because of its size and diversity. M St., Dupont Circle, the Verizon Center, and the monuments are just the very beginning of the fun you’ll experience as you venture out into the city. It has so many events and everything is very accessible to Georgetown students. The city is a great place to grow as an individual and experience unforgettable moments; I always say DC is a perfect city for people in our age group. It’s not too small to not have something to do. It’s not too big to be overwhelming.

Share a defining and/or transformative classroom/educational moment? Studying abroad has definitely opened my eyes about myself and taught me how to take away valuable lessons from every experience and external force around me. Some of our most valuable experiences will be learned outside of the classroom. However, it is important to take what you do learn in the classroom and be able to apply these skills to the outside world.

What is your advice to incoming Hoyas? One of the most important skills in the McDonough School of Business is networking with those around you-- network both professionally and socially. My advice is to talk! Talk to professors. Talk to people you meet in the elevator. Talk to upperclassmen. Go to networking events that are open to freshman even though they are meant to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Go to social events that allow you to get comfortable with talking to other members of the Georgetown community.