Hi! My name is Sam DeLise and I am a McDonough Peer Ambassador.

Hometown: Easton, CT

Class: 2018

Major: Finance, & Accounting; Minor: Economics 

Extracurricular Activities: Georgetown Men’s Varsity Swim Team

Interesting Fact About Me: I studied abroad at the University of Oxford last summer.

What made you choose Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business? While in high school, I knew I wanted to go into business and Georgetown stood out as one of the only schools that offers an undergraduate business degree with a liberal arts core. Besides this, there are many opportunities that distinguish the program at McDonough from others; particularly the extensive alumni network.

What are the best things about being a Hoya?  The best thing about being a Hoya is the awesome location and exciting events that are always happening on campus. From soccer games to a cappella concerts to Georgetown Day, there are so many different ways to spend your time on the Hilltop.

Why do you love D.C.?  In addition to the monuments, museums, and waterfront, the best part of D.C. by far is the food. I love going off campus to eat at new places with family and friends. It’s also great to have classic spots nearby like Chipotle and Georgetown Cupcake.

Share a defining and or/transformative classroom/educational moment? At the beginning of my Problem of God class, I was nervous about taking my first Theology course ever, so I met with my professor during his office hours to talk about it. Though it was intimidating, I realized the importance of one-on-one conversations with professors in all of my classes.

What is your advice to incoming Hoyas? Make a schedule. The first few weeks may be overwhelming, but making a schedule to stay on top of homework, studying, exercising, sleeping, and socializing will make the college transition more manageable.