Hi! My name is Shannon Ellis and I am a McDonough peer ambassador. Hometown: Friendswood, Texas Class: 2017 Major:Management
Varsity Volleyball, SAAC representative
Interesting Fact About Me:
I love baking and cooking, and I secretly want to be the next food network star. I also get my dog, Biscuit, and I matching sweaters for every holiday.
What made you choose Georgetown's McDonough School of Business?
I chose the McDonough School of Business because of the high ranking and prestige of the business programs. The McDonough School of Business also opens up many opportunities and real world experience, incorporated into the classroom, such as practice interviews and presentations.
What are the best things about being a Hoya?
I love being a Hoya for the shock factor. Going to Georgetown is a well-respected and unique thing, and when I tell people that I am a Hoya, they immediately understand what a great and special education and experience I am getting, and I love seeing their excitement.
Why do you love D.C.?
I love D.C. because Georgetown has the feel of a small community campus while still providing a big city experience. Being in the middle of the capital is such a unique and exciting experience—being able to casually go by the White House or running to the monuments are such fun and special opportunities!
Share a defining and/or transformative classroom/educational moment?
A defining moment in the classroom for me was my first class during the fall of my first year. I was so astounded and impressed that we spent the entire class just getting to know each other and the professor. With small sections of courses, I was so impressed at how genuine and excited my professor was to get to know each student on an individual level.
What is your advice to incoming Hoyas?
It is okay to not be completely sure of what you’re doing. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my college experience when I arrived at the Hilltop, and in the last two years I have learned so much about the world and myself. I have figured out what I am passionate about and interested in, and grown to turn that into something that I want to do for a major and a career. This sense of identity and goal orientation is so different from what I was expecting as an incoming first year. It is an exciting process, so don’t be concerned if you are not sure of what you want to do or who you want to be at Georgetown, because you will figure it out.