Welcome to The Policy Memo, the (new and improved!) e-newsletter for alumni of the McCourt School of Public Policy. 

The Policy Memo is a joint venture between the McCourt School Office of Communications and the McCourt School Alumni Board.

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The McCourt School Office of Career and Alumni Services is now the McCourt School Office of Career Development and Alumni Engagement. This name is reflective of the type of holistic, strategic approach we will take to support you and your professional and career-related needs beyond graduation. We will continue to provide one on one counseling, comprehensive Career Development skill-based training and extensive exposure to both employers and other McCourt alumni.

Last month, alumni and students got to enjoy an evening at the Robert and Bernice Wagner Alumni House for the 9th Annual McCourt Alumni-Student Networking Night, jointly sponsored by the Georgetown Public Policy Student Association and the McCourt School Alumni Board. In addition to sharing career ambitions and advice, attendees heard from Sophie Kim Goldmacher on the recent launch of the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service.

McCourt School alumna Nakeisha Neal Jones, executive director of Public Allies DC, will be honored as Georgetown's 2016 John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award recipient Jan. 18 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The university presents the award at its free Martin Luther King Jr. Day musical celebration in January to an inspirational and emerging local leader as part of Georgetown's commitment to helping solve key issues in Washington, D.C.

The McCourt Career and Alumni Database has been renamed McCourtConnects!: In addition to keeping your contact information up-to-date and viewing job announcements, you can now find out about upcoming career development events and schedule counseling appointments. Forgot your username or password? Email [email protected] or call 202-687-5542 for help.anal Link

The McCourt Alumni Board hosted it's first West Coast event in August at The Wellesbourne in Los Angeles, California! SoCal Hoyas got to meet up over cocktails and share stories from their time on the Hilltop. We are looking to host future events in other cities! If you want to reconnect with alumni in your local area, send an email to 

The Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service at the McCourt School hosted presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for his speech on democratic socialism. The event, which was billed as a seminal moment on the campaign trail for the U.S. Senator from Vermont, drew an exuberant crowd that filled Gaston Hall to capacity. 

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On November 13th, Alex Engler (MPP '13) was the featured speaker at the Alumni Board's professional development session on data visualization. Alex, a statistician at the Urban Institute and adjunct professor at both MSPP and Johns Hopkins University, provided alumni with a 90-minute overview of his popular data visualization class. The session focused on core concepts in data visualization, common mistakes, and opportunities for continuing self-advancement.

The McCourt School recently hosted alumni panels on Government Budgeting and Accountability, Higher Education Policy, International Education Policy and job searching for international students. A big thank you to all alumni who participated! Contact Katrina Randolph at [email protected] or call 202-687-5542 about participating in an Alumni Career Panel or career development workshop.
The McCourt School would love to partner with alumni on campus, in DC, and beyond to expand job and internship opportunities for students and alumni alike. If you can help or have any suggestions, please let us know! We have a variety of recruiting options, including but not limited to:
  • On-campus information sessions hosted at the McCourt School 
  • Site visits and information sessions hosted at the organization
  • Virtual information sessions hosted by the McCourt School
  • Compilation of resume books for your review
  • On-campus office hours and on-campus interviews
  • Development of internships, fellowships and other opportunities
  • Posting of job opportunities in McCourtConnects!
Contact Katrina Randolph at [email protected] or call 202-687-5542 with ideas or for more information.

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The Georgetown Public Policy Review is seeking submissions for the digital debut of it's Spring 2016 Edition which will be centered around a theme of "Post-Millennial," and will feature a multimedia platform and interactive design. To submit an article or for more information, please email the Review's staff at [email protected].
The Annual McCourt School Holiday Party will take place on Friday, December 4th from 5:30 - 7:30 PM on Harbin Patio on Georgetown's main campus. We look forward to welcoming you and a guest to campus to share in the joy of the holiday season. Please RSVP here by Wednesday, December 2nd. 

The McCourt School's newly launched Institute for Politics and Public Service regularly hosts panels, lectures, and group discussions featuring its fellows, Georgetown alumni, and other distinguished guests. Stay attuned to upcoming events by following the Institute on Facebook and @GUPolitics on Twitter.

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