Hi! My name is Sam DeLise and I am a McDonough Peer Ambassador. Hometown: Easton, CT Class: 2018 Major:Finance and Accounting with an Economics Minor
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Interesting Fact About Me:
I love to cook and am known for my homemade pizzas and Oreo cupcakes. 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 so many opportunities within McDonough, like business focused study abroad locations and an extensive alumni network.
What are the best things about being a Hoya?
The best thing about being a Hoya is the awesome campus location and diverse student body. It’s great to catch a basketball game at the Verizon center, or watch the Phantoms perform an a cappella concert in Gaston Hall, or work out at Yates with my friends.
Why do you love D.C.?
The monuments and museums, the restaurants, the beautiful riverfront. The best part by far is how accessible M Street is from campus. Just a few blocks away, M Street has every store you can imagine, from Chipotle to Nike to Patagonia to Georgetown Cupcakes. Share a defining and or/transformative classroom/educational moment? I struggled with participation in my Problem of God class, but after meeting with my professor for the first time I realized the importance of this direct form of communication. Though it was intimidating, he really helped me feel more comfortable in class, and we had several great conversations in his office over the course of the semester.
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.