Hi! My name is Robert Brook and I am a McDonough peer ambassador.

Hometown: Duxbury, MA

Class: 2018

Major: Finance, & OPIM; Minor: Classics

Extracurricular Activities: McDonough School of Business Peer Ambassador and Leadership Program, Georgetown Running Club

Interesting Fact About Me: I lived in Amsterdam for five years when I was younger.

What made you choose Georgetown's McDonough School of Business? I chose the McDonough School of Business for its reputation as one of the best business schools in the country. I was between a small school in Maine that I could run cross country and track for but ultimately the reputation of McDonough as a place for young people interested in business to come together and work together on complicated business issues was too hard to pass up on.

What are the best things about being a Hoya? Some of the best things about being a Hoya are meeting other passionate Hoyas, working with a genuine faculty who has their students’ best interest in mind, and getting to cheer “HOYA SAXA” at the Verizon Center.

Why do you love D.C.? I love D.C. because I am a two mile run away from the monuments, I get to meet and interact with an extremely diverse population, and I can go to one of the coolest baseball stadiums in the U.S. if I want to catch a Nats game.

Share a defining and/or transformative classroom/educational moment? My managerial accounting professor gave me the best advice anyone has ever given me: “You need to find your own definition of success and chase that”. Professor’s Sinclair’s words have stuck with me as I’ve gone through my education and developed my own definition of success.

What is your advice to incoming Hoyas? Relax. Enjoy this summer with your friends and come in ready to work and meet new people. You’re going to be fine in the fall, just be open and willing to try new things.