Vishal Menon

Hi! My name is Vishal Menon and I am a McDonough peer ambassador.

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Class: 2019

Major: Management and Finance

Extracurricular Activities: Club Tennis, Zeeba Investment Group, Hindu Students Association, South Asian Society

Interesting Fact About Me: I have met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada!

What made you choose Georgetown's McDonough School of Business? I chose McDonough School of Business because of its distinguished faculty members, prime location in D.C., and dedication to providing its students with resources for success.

What are the best things about being a Hoya? The best thing about being a Hoya is simply being surrounded by other Hoyas from around the world. You get to hear people’s incredible, unique stories as well as share your own. Georgetown fosters a sense of intercultural understanding unlike any school I know.

Why do you love D.C.? I love D.C. because of how livable the city is. There are areas where you can take in the big city vibes, but there are also areas where you can just relax and take a step back from your busy schedule. No matter what your passions are, you will never get bored in D.C.!

Share a defining and/or transformative classroom/educational moment? My first year seminar, Competing in a Flat World, taught me that business is not just about making a profit. It’s about solving problems that arise in an increasingly connected world.

What is your advice to incoming Hoyas? Approach everything with a smile, take risks, and embrace mistakes. If you’re able to do this, I assure you that everything else will eventually fall into place.