Hi! My name is Lauren Byrne, and I am a McDonough peer ambassador. Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ Class: 2018 Major:Finance, Accounting Minor: Mathematics
Georgetown Student Investment Fund (GUSIF), Georgetown Club Swimming, Best Buddies
Interesting Fact About Me:
I have an identical twin sister!
What made you choose Georgetown's McDonough School of Business?
The strong alumni network, outstanding faculty, and liberal arts education are only a few reasons why I chose Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. The notable faculty provide students with a well-rounded education to serve as a basis for numerous careers. The strong alumni network and helpful career center also connect students to a plethora of job opportunities and assist students in their internship and job search.
What are the best things about being a Hoya?
The best thing about being a Hoya is the Georgetown community. The countless friendly faces and welcoming faculty and upperclassman really make the Hilltop feel like home.
Why do you love D.C.?
D.C. is the best city on earth. From the Cherry Blossoms and restaurants to the monuments and museums, there is always something to do. The hardest part about being in D.C. is breaking out of the Georgetown Bubble to take advantage of the history, food, and culture that’s right outside the front gates.
Share a defining and/or transformative classroom/educational moment?
One of my favorite classes was Moral Foundations of Market Society. The lectures of this Business Ethics class made me think critically about different aspects of today’s market society. We discussed everything from Hitler’s philosophy to the ethics of purchasing a wedding toast instead of writing one. This class showed me that there is more to business than numbers.
What is your advice to incoming Hoyas?
Keep an open mind! It is ok to be uncertain about what you want to major in – that’s why everyone has to take intro level classes pertaining to each major in the business school! Remember to take a deep breath and enjoy the best four years of your life!