McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Smart Start

undergraduate students sitting around table and smart start pamphlet

Application for Smart Start

Applications for Smart Start are currently closed.

Smart Start is a signature program in partnership with PwC offering a series of workshops, panels, and events that equip a diverse pool of first- and second-year students with the tools for academic, personal, and professional success. In keeping with the Jesuit ideal of “women and men for others,” participants are mentored by peers and by Georgetown alumni who work at PwC. In addition, as a result of their participation in Smart Start, several students have been hired as interns at PwC.

Smart Start meets once a month on Fridays from 12 – 2 PM.Smart Start Sessions for 2020-2021 Academic Year

“Smart Start not only offered me a variety of professional and academic experiences, but also provided me with the opportunity to explore the multidimensionality of today’s business world.”

Bryce Badger, B’21 

“I’m really grateful for the professional exposure that Smart Start has given me. Besides the fact that I really got to know PwC’s culture early on as a freshman in college, I feel like it has really helped me feel more confident in my professional life. The year-long program helped me ease into the professional world, without it feeling too overwhelming. Because of that, I feel and believe that I got a head start!”

Lexie Del Campillo, B’21 

“The Start experience helped me understand my professional goals better and allowed me to form friendships that I will forever cherish.”

Luis Sanchez Canelles, B’21