Hi! My name is Kait Wildes and I am McDonough peer ambassador. Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY Class: Senior, 2017 Major:Finance & OPIM Minor: Philosophy
GU Student Investment Fund GU Women in Leadership Financial Management Association
Interesting Fact About Me:
I am a Third Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
What made you choose Georgetown's McDonough School of Business?
I chose the McDonough School of Business for the strength of its undergraduate finance program and alumni network. Georgetown places a huge emphasis on helping its undergraduates succeed and connecting us with current alumni, many of whom have helped me both personally and professionally during my time at Georgetown.
What are the best things about being a Hoya?
Being a Hoya means being surrounded by other incredibly interesting, diverse students who will challenge you, support you, and become some of your best friends on the Hilltop.
Why do you love D.C.?
1) The food! DC has an amazing up-and-coming food scene, not to mention the on-campus farmer’s market every week. Farmers Fishers Bakers is my favorite DC restaurant and only about a 15 minute walk from campus. 2) The politics – I wasn’t very politically involved before coming to campus but being in DC has made me much more aware of and involved in current events. I’m looking forward to attending the inauguration this year. Share a defining educational moment? Becoming a philosophy minor was one of the most unexpected decisions I made during my freshman year after my Intro to Ethics course. My Ethics professor encouraged me to look at the world differently and made an effort to really get to know me outside the classroom.
What is your advice to incoming Hoyas?
Sign up for something new that pushes you out of your comfort zone. I had no dance experience prior to Georgetown but signed up for Rangila, a student-run Indian Dance Showcase with over 500 students. The experience was both terrifying and immensely rewarding! There are hundreds of clubs at Georgetown - sign up for a few the peak your interest at the Student Activities Fair.