Post Tagged with: "service"

Foreign Service Values Transcend Diplomacy

Foreign Service Values Transcend Diplomacy

Is the School of Foreign Service losing its soul? Some seem to think so. While career statistics reveal that shockingly few of the school’s graduates move immediately into the United States Foreign Service — they usually consult, instead — and the school rolls out many global business majors they ask:[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 3 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Guiding Light For Mental Health

Advocacy surrounding insufficient mental health resources on our campus is as commonplace and substandard as O’Donovan Hall’s food and lame jokes about its grungy food. However, while lousy garbage jokes may last only a few fleeting seconds, a negative experience with mental health resources at Georgetown can define one’s college[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Go Beyond Galas

Go Beyond Galas

With the holiday season at Georgetown comes a number of annual traditions — the Christmas tree lighting in Dahlgren Quad, selfies in front of the “Hoyas” sign on the front gates, Christmas caroling by various a cappella clubs — and a number of formal holiday events put on by student[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Hoyas For Mental Health

The proposed anonymous undergraduate peer-to-peer support network, in conjunction with Counseling and Psychiatric Services, represents a promising step toward mental health reform that students and administrators should endorse. As the Georgetown University Student Association Executive Mental Health Committee continues talks with the administrators this week in the hope of launching[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

SFS, Mind Your Roots

The School of Foreign Service is building a reputation that fails to uphold its name. A Cawley Career Center poll revealed that only 11 percent of the School of Foreign Service’s Class of 2014 entered careers in nonprofit or service, while 6 percent accepted positions in government. This is an[Read More…]

by March 31, 2015 3 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Service Knows No Bounds

In light of the 30th anniversary of Georgetown University’s Freshmen Orientation to Community Involvement program, it is important to recognize similar community service-oriented initiatives for developing socially conscious students and reaching a larger audience on campus. FOCI, a program that began with 14 freshmen in August 1986 and now includes[Read More…]

by March 30, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (GRD ’74) urged School of Foreign Service graduates to buck trends and embrace public service in his May commencement address to the Class of 2014.

SFS Graduates Increasingly Shun Public Service

Despite the longstanding connotation of the School of Foreign Service with the pursuit of careers in public service, recent statistics reveal that only a small percentage of SFS students enter the public sector after graduation. Among SFS graduates in the Class of 2014 who participated in the Cawley Career Education[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 5 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
The Privilege of Service

The Privilege of Service

For a young woman of modest origins from the countryside of Oklahoma, finding myself in the Palace Al Bustan in Oman, dressed in my best suit, trying desperately to look like I belonged in a room full of prominent public health officials, felt quite a lot like some strange, academic,[Read More…]

by March 24, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Better Program

Starting relatively small, The Alternative Spring Break Program, recently renamed the Alternative Breaks Program is set to debut several non-spring break programs this year, advertising trips to explore “the cross-section of social entrepreneurship and the criminal justice system,” and their effect on communities. For students that are not accepted to[Read More…]

by February 9, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Julia Hennrikus

Greek Life’s Place Among Service Groups

Hundreds of students will gather on campus this Friday to raise awareness about domestic violence and support local survivors of abuse. When they do, they’ll be expressing an important part of what it means to be members of the Georgetown community — to be women and men for others. Most[Read More…]

by October 28, 2014 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top