Business

Buffett Lends Wealth of Insight

September 20, 2013 at 3:37 am 0 comments

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett advised Georgetown’s future investors and celebrated the United States’ economic comeback in Gaston Hall on Thursday afternoon. Joining Buffett was Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, who co-sponsored the event, along with Georgetown’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative. “If you have a 160-point IQ, sell 30Read More

Gray Vetoes Living Wage Bill

September 14, 2013 at 4:09 pm 0 comments

Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray vetoed the Large Retailer Accountability Act on Thursday, which would have raised the minimum wage for large retailers such as Wal-Mart to $12.50 an hour in combined wages and benefits. The legislation, also known as the Living Wage Bill, targeted retailers whose parent companies grossRead More

Tips for Small Business Success

September 14, 2013 at 12:29 am 0 comments

More than 99 percent of all employers in the United States are considered small businesses — classified as having fewer than 100 employees — so it is almost guaranteed that you will be employed by one of these businesses throughout your career. Current statistics show that about half of newRead More

Alums Put a Twist on Menswear

Alums Put a Twist on Menswear

September 13, 2013 at 1:32 am 0 comments

  Online shopping is usually risky, with an endless cycle of shipping fees and returns. Kirk Keel (MSB ’08) and Matt Hornbuckle hope to solve that problem with Stantt, a new menswear start-up. The company sells polo shirts and button-downs in 50 sizes, using a computer algorithm that analyzes the customer’sRead More

GALETI: The True Marks of a Leader

September 8, 2013 at 12:35 am 0 comments

Leadership and management are terms so frequently interchanged that they have almost lost their distinguishing characteristics.  The images each word evokes, however, could not be more different. “Managers” are uninspiring sources of aggravation at low-paying high-school jobs.  “Leaders” are generals who have bronze statues cast in their honor.  While leadershipRead More

Student Investors See Bull Market

September 6, 2013 at 9:28 pm 0 comments

Most student groups struggle to gain funding, but for the Georgetown Collegiate Investors LLC, money is less of an issue. GCI, founded in 1997, claims to be the oldest and largest student-run investment company in the country. For $250, any student at Georgetown can be a member. “We only useRead More

At Rhino, a New Way of Getting Carded

At Rhino, a New Way of Getting Carded

September 6, 2013 at 9:24 pm 0 comments

Rhino Bar and Pumphouse generates some notable — or hazy — memories for Georgetown students. For Alex Baker (MSB ’14) and Michael Norton (MSB ’15), however, Rhino is not just a place to get drinks with friends – it’s part of an entrepreneurial venture. The pair’s new business plan is the Rhino Black Card,Read More

In Hunt for Jobs, Every Point Counts

August 30, 2013 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

It’s fall again, and for the McDonough School of Business, that means recruiting season. During the fall, it becomes easy to forget that you’re in the political center of the free world. That is because Wall Street descends on Georgetown. The “Big Four” accounting firms and the “Bulge Bracket” investmentRead More

Alumni Help Vets Find Employment

Alumni Help Vets Find Employment

August 30, 2013 at 6:41 pm 0 comments

When John Fisher-Thompson (MSB ’09) returned from active duty in the Marine Corps in May, his path to civilian employment was not initially clear. Two friends from Georgetown, Ben Vinograd (SFS ’10) and Quentin Vasdeboncoeur (MSB ’10) helped Fisher-Thompson improve his resume and land a position at a top consulting firm in New York. Their efforts inspiredRead More

Back From Boot Camp

Back From Boot Camp

August 30, 2013 at 4:02 am 0 comments

“I spent the summer working on Wall Street” likely conjures images of posh offices, nights out in the city and weekend getaways with the bosses. Yet while the pay is good and prospects of full-time employment are enticing, interning on Wall Street is no vacation. Zach Zimmerman (MSB ’14) — whoRead More