Hi! My name is Christine Xiao and I am a McDonough peer ambassador. Hometown: Nanjing, China Class: 2019 Major:Undeclared
McDonough School of Business Peer Ambassador and Leadership Program; Hoya Break Squad; Asian American Student Association
Interesting Fact About Me:
My Chinese name is a homophone for “smile” in Chinese :)
What made you choose Georgetown's McDonough School of Business?
Since middle school, I have been interested in finance. I chose McDonough School of Business for its well-renowned finance major and Georgetown’s nice neighborhood.
What are the best things about being a Hoya?
I find many Hoyas smart, diligent, and ambitious. I love my peers who stimulate me to be a better version of myself. There are so many professional clubs that we can chose from, and they are really useful in preparing students for internships and future jobs. Everybody should definitely give a shot.
Why do you love D.C.?
Having grown up in a big city in China, I am used to city life in D.C. I have broken Georgetown bubble many times and visited almost all the museums in D.C. since I came here. I also love running along the Potomac River to the monuments.
Share a defining and/or transformative classroom/educational moment?
Since I am an international student, I was faced with a huge cultural difference during the first semester. The Problem of God class helped me a lot in reflecting on my life and noticing simple happiness, which made me more comfortable with college life.
What is your advice to incoming Hoyas?
Reach out to people. When you have any questions, just ask upper-class students and professors. You will find most of them really nice and willing to share things with you.