Georgetown University Student Panel

Recorded Saturday, September 26 at 12:00 AM

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School information

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Ask current Georgetown students questions about academics, campus life, dorm living, and more. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own!

Meet the panelists: Madeleine, Kathryn

Maddie Mousseau is a senior from the Seattle area in the College. She is majoring in American Studies. Maddie has studied abroad in Morocco and also taken a gap semester abroad. She has been actively involved on campus as a Resident Assistant and in the International Relations Club. Outside of school, she enjoys hiking and trying new teas.

Kathryn is a Senior from Atlanta, Georgia at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. She is double majoring Marketing and Finance with a minor in English literature. Kathryn is Head of Consulting on the McDonough Global Case Team (MGCT), a member of Innovo Consulting, and a dancer on the Hoya Blue Diamonds dance team. In her free time she also loves to cook, workout with friends, travel with her family, and watch Sci-Fi movies.

Tiana is a junior at Georgetown University, studying government with a double minor in psychology and education, justice, and inquiry studies. She is originally from Augusta, Georgia, but she graduated high school in Stafford, Virginia, #10 out of over 400 students in her graduating class. She is a first generation student, a proud member of the Community Scholars Program and the Georgetown Scholarship Program. She was awarded the Patrick Healy Scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year. She is a member of the Hoya Blue Diamonds, a community service based dance team on campus. She also has a lot of experience working for the Center for Social Justice in DC Reads, the After School Kids Program, and co-led the Criminal Justice Immersion Trip for the Alternative Break Program (March 2020). Outside of school, she enjoys trading/investing in the foreign exchange market, where she is also an independent business owner. She is also a fellow, volunteering for a school board political campaign for Luisa Santos, who graduated from Georgetown University. Something about me that I value is that I am Christian, and I give God credit for where I am today.

Allesandra is a senior from São Paulo, Brazil in the School of Foreign Service. She is pursuing a Bachelor's in Foreign Service with a certification in German. Lele was the co-founder and president of the Rotaract Club of Georgetown University, where she had the opportunity to organize the Rotary International Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference. On campus, Lele is also involved in the Brazilian club and in events of the international community in general, from dance presentations to political debates. In D.C. Lele interned in Congress, where she met countless heads of state, and loved her experience on the Hill. Outside of school, Lele loves to explore different restaurants, travel, and have nice conversations with her friends.

School information

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
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Audience questions

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12:17@anonymous:What is it like being African American at Georgetown? Is there a strong community? Lots of resources? Do you often feel like the only African American in your classes?
13:43@anonymous:Alessandra, how was your adaptation process being an international student? I'm from Brazil and would like to study in Georgetown?
14:37@anonymous:Can you speak on the racial/ethnic diversity at Georgetown and - Kathryn - specifically in the McDonough School of Business?
16:15@anonymous:How does Georgetown work with first gen students?
17:31@anonymous:Is the GT diverse in financial background of students?
18:44@anonymous:I'm not religious at all. Would it make sense for me to go to Georgetown?
19:36@lemon_20:Could you elaborate on the required religion classes and Jesuit roots of the institution?
20:48@anonymous:What is the difference between the Global Business major in the SFS, the International Business major in the Business school, and the Bachelor of Science in Business and Global Affairs interdisciplinary major?
22:40@anonymous:Does GT offer international educational programs like study abroad? If so, how was your experience in these programs?
22:45@anonymous:I heard that Maddie had the opportunity to go study abroad for a year. Can you talk a little bit about the process and your experience?
24:08@anonymous:Is the pre law route super competitive?
26:40@anonymous:Do you feel like there is an academically competitive community, or is the community more collaborative?
26:45@Karina:Are the students in Georgetown more collaborative or competitive?
26:55@Fran:Is there a more competitive or collaborative environment at Georgetown?
26:58@BrandonG:Is this school more collaborative or competitive?
27:51@Fran:are many Georgetown students politically oriented or are some more into fields that don't involve government and politics?
28:03@dianechen:could you elaborate more on the political environment?
30:19@Fran:Are there requirements/applications for clubs or can anyone join a club?
31:38@billchen:Georgetown hosts NAIMUN every year. I was wondering how the Georgetown Model United Nations like at Georgetown.
32:58@anonymous:what kind of resources does Georgetown provide for students who are looking for political internships in D.C.?
33:22@anonymous:Does Georgetown being in DC makes it easier to get internships with major companies or the US gov?
33:30@Karina:How are the internship programs?
34:51@anonymous:What are some traditions that Georgetown may have?
37:00@anonymous:What are the dorms like - are you happy with yours?
41:10@anonymous:Can you cook for yourself?
41:13@anonymous:How approachable are the staff/faculty/administration and what are your experiences with them?
43:01@anonymous:I've noticed that Georgetown mainly focuses on business and law. Would you recommend Georgetown for someone considering pre med?
43:14@anonymous:How Is the premed experience?
43:19@anonymous:Is there a lot of premed students on campus, or is it all about politics? Are there lots of resources for them?
43:24@anonymous:What is life like as a premed student at Georgetown?
44:33@anonymous::What do most people in the pre-law track major in at Georgetown?
47:30@anonymous:Have you taken any especially memorable classes, good or bad?
47:33@anonymous:What is the most interesting or unique class you have ever taken?
47:51@anonymous:What do you like the most about your majors and classes at Georgetown?
58:54@anonymous:can tiana repeat her instagram handle?


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