|An Update on our Transition to the McCourt School: As you know, Georgetown received a $100 million gift from Frank H. McCourt Jr. (C'75) to establish the McCourt School of Public Policy in the fall of 2013. Learn more about how the gift can be used and what we have accomplished so far.
Alumni Mock Interview Program: The Office of Alumni and Career Services hosted an Alumni Mock Interview Program on March 17th and 18th, 2015. McCourt alumni from various years and policy areas returned to provide students with the opportunity to practice their interview skills and receive constructive feedback. Many thanks to the alumni that participated in this event!
McCourt School Policy Conference Hosts Local and World Leaders: The McCourt School Policy Conference hosted their 21st annual event, "Infrastructure as a Path to Development." The opening address was given by the Honorable Anthony A. Williams, fifth Mayor of Washington, D.C. (1999-2007) and the keynote speech was given by President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, former President of Mexico (2006-2012).
FBI Director James Comey Visits Georgetown: In a speech titled "Hard Truths: Law Enforcement and Race," Comey said the recent killings of unarmed young black men by law enforcement, protests about the deaths, and the murders of two New York Police Department officers, has put America "at a crossroads."
Professional Development Short Courses: Alumni discounts are available for McCourt professional development short courses. This spring and summer we are offering a series of short courses in Public Sector Management, Effective Fundraising and Relationship Management, Joining the Political Blogosphere, Conflict Management in the Workplace, Introduction to Data Visualization, Introduction to PowerPoint Design and Presentation, Creating Interactive Visualizations with Tableau, How Washington REALLY Works, and Negotiation Strategies.
McCourt School Announces PMF Finalists: Congratulations to the McCourt School students who are finalists for the 2015 Presidential Management Fellows program: James Horne, Kevin Kelsey, Jamie Obal, and Alexandra Pomeroy. Thank you to our Director of Career and Alumni Services, Briana Green, who guided and supported our students through this process.
McCourt Policy in Practice Hosts Annual Auction: McCourt Policy in Practice, the McCourt School's student-led sustainable service learning project (formerly Project Honduras), raised more than $6,000 at its annual service auction. This year, the student group has embarked on a new partnership with the DREAM Project, a Dominican Republic-based local NGO, to carry out an HIV/AIDS prevention project.
Massive Data Institute Offers Seed Grants: The Massive Data Institute offered another round of seed grants to progress research at the intersection of big data and public policy. Two types of grants will be available to Georgetown faculty and graduate students: mini travel grants to faculty or graduate students who wish to attend big data conferences or establish collaborations with external faculty on projects using big data and research seed grants to early-stage faculty projects with high potential to generate external funding.
Customized Executive Education for Your Organization: The McCourt School now offers a full suite of customized executive education programs for your organization. Training can cover leadership and management, data visualization, policy analysis, program evaluation, as well as many other topics. We design the program to meet your organization's needs and budget.