Toby Nelson

Toby Nelson

Hi! My name is Toby Nelson and I am a McDonough peer ambassador. Hometown: Middlebury, CT Class: 2019 Major:International Business and Political Economy, Accounting
Extracurricular Activities:
Georgetown Chimes and GUSIF
Interesting Fact About Me:
I am a licensed Scuba Diver
What made you choose Georgetown's McDonough School of Business?
As part of Georgetown, I thought that McDonough gave me one of the greatest opportunities to take advantage of a business education in a great city.
What are the best things about being a Hoya?
In addition to all that DC has to offer, I love being a Hoya, because of the community that is built around Georgetown. To me, every Hoya is excited about being in Georgetown and is excited to make other Hoya’s happy in whatever way they can.
Why do you love D.C.?
D.C. is such a fun and great city, because of the atmosphere that is created by the people that live there. It is great, especially for Hoyas, because it is there when we want it – with the Georgetown neighborhood separating us from downtown D.C., it is perfect for when we want to visit, but far enough away when we need a tight-knit campus.
Share a defining and/or transformative classroom/educational moment?
During my first year, my seminar on Patterns of Global Commerce with Prof. Skuba was definitely my favorite class. He gave us a chance to develop as students, while demanding a lot from each of us. Especially, the case competition was memorable, because we got to work in a team on the Anacostia BID project. Professor Skuba continues to be a mentor to me and someone that I go to for academic advice.
What is your advice to incoming Hoyas?
Never be afraid to ask for help (with anything) – We all want to help, so don’t be shy about asking for help on anything. Whether that’s for help on a specific assignment, on which professors to take, or which clubs to apply for, we’re here to help. Also, explore D.C.