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Georgetown’s Graduate Women in Business (GWiB) strives to increase women’s visibility in the academic community, create interaction with top executives in the business world, and facilitate development seminars targeting women’s issues. Current student, E shares her experience as a member of the Graduate Women in Business Association and upcoming current events.
The Graduate Women in Business Association (GWiB) is one of my favorite clubs on campus. Outside of the academic gains and obtaining skills which allow me to improve my career, I feel like the knowledge, empowerment, and relationships I have gained in GWiB are immeasurable.
Last year I started participating in GWiB events because I believed that it would be a good way to get to know other women in my MBA program. While this was ultimately true, I also know that GWiB garnered my enthusiasm for leadership and personal development outside of the classroom setting.
After being elected to the Board, I have had the opportunity to help direct the club and our mission. Earlier this year we were even invited to have breakfast with Chelsea Clinton and hear about her research! I am happy to share other recent and upcoming events we have planned.
Women’s Festival: Celebrating women from all over the globe and hearing the experiences they have to share with McDonough
GWiB Conference: Featuring panels on women’s issues from various industries and post-MBA employment
MOVember Movie: November 11 - A screening of The True Cost, a documentary on the fashion industry
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While most of us on the MBA Admissions Team may not be able to grow a mustache for Movember, we still try to show our support! The Movember foundation - one of the many causes that the Georgetown McDonough community supports during our annual Month of Volunteerism - seeks to make a global contribution to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Gender is one of the strongest and most consistent predictors of health and on average, men die six years earlier than women. Georgetown McDonough supports the Movember community in bringing leading experts together to collaborate on solutions to have an impact on men’s health. Join us in cheering on our Movember participants and raising money for cancer research. Support the ‘stache!
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I received a call from a student ambassador a while ago and was interested in getting in contact with him again. Has anyone had any luck contacting them? I sent an email to the group email, but haven't heard back.
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Just interviewed. Lasted 32 min


Tell me about yourself
Why MBA
ST/LT goals
Why Mcdonough
supervisors Critiscism ( give example and how did you change)
Had about 10-15 min to ask questions

Went smooth and interviewed with AdCom and she was super nice
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Just had my interview as well. Guess they had multiple interviews running simultaneously.
Very friendly lady. Very encouraging and interactive.

Question were:
Tell me about you?
Why MBA? goals?
Why McDonough?
Leadership style?
What would my junior say about me?
Best piece of constructive feedback ever received?
Feedback received from client?
Something about me which is not mentioned in my application?

And then I asked two questions ... one about the Jesuit heritage of the university and the other McDonough strongest selling point.

In short..great experience... nothing to be stressed about.
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Had my interview today!
A few questions:
Why McDonough?
Why an MBA now?
ST and LT goals
How do you work on a team?
How have you handled a difficult situation in the workplace?
Biggest achievement on the job?
Feedback you have been given from friends/coworkers.

We had a bit of a delay at the beginning, but overall, my interviewer and the admissions team as a whole were friendly and helpful throughout the process.
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Recently had my interview as well. Similar types of questions as people have stated before. Personable interview, very conversational.

Tell me about yourself.
Walk me through your resume.
Why MBA/why now?
Why McDonough?
3 strengths your boss would describe you/1 weakness
International experience - how it impacted you
Leadership experience
What aspect of the MBA would you struggle the most
How do you stay up to date in your field
Questions for me
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ClearAdmit shows that there was someone who was "Admitted" to McDonough today. I was under the impression that they wait until just before the deadline to inform. Anyone have any information on this?
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ClearAdmit shows that there was someone who was "Admitted" to McDonough today. I was under the impression that they wait until just before the deadline to inform. Anyone have any information on this?


That must be for the Executive MBA program. It is done on a rolling basis.
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Before the Round 2 application deadline on January 5, 2016, the MBA Admissions Team hopes to provide our prospective students with top tips for the application process. Assistant dean of MBA Admissions, Katelyn Stephenson kicks off our application tip series with thoughts on the application process overall. Watch our blog for more tips to come!

The MBA application process is not meant to be onerous (though we know that it can be at times!), but it is meant to encourage introspection. In order to prepare a compelling application, you need to be focused and able to clearly articulate “Why an MBA at this particular point in your career?” and “Why [insert program name] might be the right fit you?” and your response to the latter question should be different for each application you prepare. Here are a few high-level tips beyond the obvious ones (i.e.: proofread your essays, make sure your name is on each document you submit, ensure that you submit all required documents and that you meet all of the deadlines):
Be authentic. We want to get to know you through the process - not the person that you think we want you to be. This requires you to be thoughtful and genuine. One suggestion is to have someone who knows you well review your essays and resume and see if she/he believes that they truly represent who you are as an individual.
Be strategic. Choose the information you share - and how you choose to share it - carefully throughout the application process. This requires you to be reflective and to clearly understand the purpose behind what you share about your professional and personal background with the Admissions Committee. For example, you don’t need to talk about your deepest and darkest secrets, but you do need to “connect the dots” and explain where you’ve been, where you plan to go, and how the MBA is going to help you get there. Strategic thinking is highly valued in business school, so demonstrating that you are thinking like an MBA student before actually being an MBA can make you stand out.
Have fun with the application process. It’s the first step of your MBA journey! Remember that throughout the process you should be evaluating and assessing your fit with different MBA programs, just as Admissions Committees are doing with candidates. In the end, keep perspective and know that there are many places that you can be happy and successful and that any of those places would be lucky to have you.
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You’ve decided the next move for your career is to pursue an MBA - what’s next? You know you have to search for the right business school and prepare your application materials, but what else do you need to consider? Current MBA student and student ambassador Amanda Holst shares her tips to help you begin the application process for Georgetown McDonough.
The application experience can be a hectic time. While in the midst of the application process, I received quite a bit of advice like, “look for similarities between essays to save time,” and, “send follow-up reminder emails to your recommenders,” but inevitably, there are always a few lessons to be learned. Here are a few tips I wish I had known when going through the application process.
1. Speak with current students: Many prospective students, myself included, conduct a lot of research before and during the application process. We comb the websites and pamphlets and develop a picture of what ‘a day in the life of  B-school’ will be for each program. Nothing is more telling of a program, both the technical nature and culture, than speaking with a current student. Engage with two or three students before you submit your application. It will help you know if the school is a good fit and significantly improve your ability to write a stellar essay.
2. Do not regurgitate your resume in essays: Make sure your essays provide the greatest hits of your career without sounding repetitive. Essays are valuable real estate and should highlight a few of your best attributes or experiences concisely, not a rolling list of everything you’ve ever done. Resumes can be more exhaustive, while essays should show your value proposition and fit with the program.
3. Plan transcript requests accordingly: If you’ve been in the workforce for a while, make sure you can still access your alma mater’s website. It had been years since I went to my undergraduate university’s student services site and, sure enough, my password had expired ages ago. Also, I took three credits at a local college that had since upgraded its website, so I could only request and access my transcripts through phone and snail mail. If it’s been a while, double check that you can log in and request your unofficial transcripts in advance of the deadline.
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Many students wonder whether the Full-time or Evening MBA Program is the best fit for them. There are many factors to consider, from financial considerations to the student life experience. Current Evening Program student Tadina Ross shares her reasons for choosing the Evening MBA Program.

I decided to apply to business school to switch out of my job as a teacher to a totally different career. My very first step in the business school application process was to outline my goals and decide what skills I needed in order to achieve those goals. I decided that the right business school would have a wide variety of resources to help build my professional career. I also realized that I needed some practical work experience outside of teaching where I could apply the concepts I was learning in school. My last consideration was practical. I was hesitant to lose a salary while incurring new debt since I have loans from both undergraduate and graduate school. Though I initially only considered full time programs, the Evening Program stood out as a better match for my needs.
Since starting the Evening MBA Program this fall, I have been nothing but satisfied with my decision. I realized how wonderful it is to already have an established network in the city you are working and going to school in. I have been able to expand my network and make connections across my existing contacts and the new McDonough School of Business network. I also love learning things in school that I can apply and make actual changes in my work tomorrow.
Being part of the Evening Program, I still feel part of the larger MSB community. I have joined two clubs and network with students in the Full-time Program easily. I also appreciate the breadth of events across industries that are accessible to anyone who’s interested. MSB has overwhelmed me with opportunities to explore different careers and industries. I love that it is up to me to selectively choose which tools will be helpful for my goals, rather than being at a school where the opportunities are scarce.
Everyone’s reasons for going to business school are different. People come from all different backgrounds and industries. What I appreciate most about Georgetown McDonough is that all of these people with varied goals and backgrounds all are able to build their professional toolbox, expand their network, and ultimately meet their professional goals through the help of school resources.
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i finally got my interview invite!!! There was some issue with my notification preference and the invite was never sent to me even though i was invited. Anyways scheduled the interview for 2nd :)
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i finally got my interview invite!!! There was some issue with my notification preference and the invite was never sent to me even though i was invited. Anyways scheduled the interview for 2nd :)


Congratulations. How did you find out about it? Did you happen to call the institute up for the status?

I am still waiting to hear from the ADCOM, but chances look slimmer as days go by.
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suruchisharma08 wrote:
i finally got my interview invite!!! There was some issue with my notification preference and the invite was never sent to me even though i was invited. Anyways scheduled the interview for 2nd :)


Congratulations. How did you find out about it? Did you happen to call the institute up for the status?

I am still waiting to hear from the ADCOM, but chances look slimmer as days go by.


I got an email on 20th reminding me that I should register for an interview if I want to be considered for round 1. Since I didn't receive the initial invite email I called up the adcom they said that I had apparently opted out off receiving communication from Georgetown which was weird since I didn't and I should not even have received the reminder email if that was the case. Anyways since there were no interview slots left they helped me register for it.
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Amogh14 wrote:
suruchisharma08 wrote:
i finally got my interview invite!!! There was some issue with my notification preference and the invite was never sent to me even though i was invited. Anyways scheduled the interview for 2nd :)


Congratulations. How did you find out about it? Did you happen to call the institute up for the status?

I am still waiting to hear from the ADCOM, but chances look slimmer as days go by.


I got an email on 20th reminding me that I should register for an interview if I want to be considered for round 1. Since I didn't receive the initial invite email I called up the adcom they said that I had apparently opted out off receiving communication from Georgetown which was weird since I didn't and I should not even have received the reminder email if that was the case. Anyways since there were no interview slots left they helped me register for it.


I see. All the best :-D
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Two weeks until the deadline! Seems like forever...
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Two weeks until the deadline! Seems like forever...



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The admissions essay is the one part of the application that you have complete control over as an applicant. It is a great way to make your application come to life and discuss various aspects of your background, skill set, and experience. Here are senior associate of MBA Admissions ‘Iolani Lightbourne’s top three tips for crafting a strong essay.

1)  Be sure to answer the question! It can be very easy to begin writing and lose sight of what the prompt is asking. After your write a draft, ask someone to read it without providing the writing prompt and see if they can figure out what the essay question is. If they can, you are on the right track!
2)  Stay true to your voice. Here at Georgetown McDonough, we are looking for a diverse group of students from a variety of backgrounds and industries who will add to our unique community. Therefore, we truly want to understand your perspective, passions, and motivations for applying to our program. When asking others to edit your essay, make sure that they do not edit out your voice and the things that make you unique.
3)  Add Something Extra. Ask yourself, “What can’t the admissions committee learn about me from the other parts of my application?” when writing your essay. It should not read as your resume in paragraph form nor should it be a generic, “boilerplate” paper. Use the essay to be reflective about what value you can add to our community based on examples from your background, work experience, or any other life experiences that have had an impact on you.
4)  Bonus tip: The optional essay is a great resource. If there is any part of the application you feel needs additional explanation (i.e., you have a gap in your work history, your undergraduate record was inconsistent, you chose a recommender who may not be a current or former supervisor) you can note it in the optional essay. It does not need to be a formal five paragraph essay, but instead a brief description or clarification of specific parts of your application.
Happy essay writing!
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