The McCourt School Office of Career Development and Alumni Engagement remains committed to your professional success. Director of Career Development and Alumni Engagement Briana Green and her team have moved all of their career development services and programming online, including employer events, workshops, mock interviews, interview prep, and career advising appointments. 

To utilize these services, you can make an appointment through McCourtConnects or by contacting Briana via email ( [email protected] ). Additionally, Georgetown University Alumni Career Services offers many resources that are accessible online to McCourt alumni including webinars on a variety of subjects related to continued career development.

Know of any internship openings or full-time job opportunities? Please share any information with Briana Green at [email protected]

Thank you in advance for your continued support of McCourt and its students!

We are proud to announce that the McCourt School has moved up a total of 17 spots across four areas, including public policy analysis, in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Schools of Public Affairs ranking. The school ranked 25th overall, putting the McCourt School in the top 10 percent of public affairs schools nationwide.

The central mission for a public policy school is to offer the education and tools to equip changemakers to develop impactful policy and collectively strengthen civil society. During times of uncertainty and complexity, the McCourt community is called to harness our collective evidence and expertise to contribute to COVID-19 response efforts.

Georgetown students got the chance to ask questions of health experts from in and outside the university during GU Politics first virtual panel discussion . Panelists noted that it is increasingly evident that strong communication from all levels of leadership is going to be key. One panelist, Dr. Jeff Colyer, both a doctor and former governor, argued that American citizens are “walking through a war zone and America is not used to that.”

Sharing of credible health information on Twitter about COVID-19 is roughly keeping pace with sharing of misinformation, according to a new study by the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Massive Data Institute (MDI), in collaboration with three other universities. This ongoing research is an important step toward better understanding the quality of information that people pay attention to on social media and whether it can help epidemiologists track the movement of the virus.
The Whittington Scholarship is a prestigious award given to a second-year McCourt student who excels academically and displays a strong commitment to serving their community. This year’s winner, Madeline Pickens (MS-DSPP ‘20), is a stellar student and an extremely deserving winner. Maddie is an engaged student who regularly goes above and beyond to help her classmates succeed and we cannot wait to see what she does next. 

Drawing upon lessons from his long career as a private and public sector leader, US Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) shared his perspective on how to navigate the pandemic and move the economy forward at  a virtual event  hosted by the Institute of Politics and Public Service at the McCourt School (GU Politics). Overall, Senator Romney said he is bullish and confident about America’s future. He is encouraged by the people he sees day to day that demonstrate the “profound sense of humanity, goodness, and care for others” that he believes has always characterized America. 

In late March, nearly 5,000 people tuned in to a live virtual conversation with former Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Buttigieg is keen on reforming the Democratic nomination process and thinks it is important that the new approach allows candidates to gain greater support through face-to-face interactions with voters than through advertising. Later in the conversation, Buttigieg talked about the difference he noticed between media conversations and his conversations with voters.

McCourt alum Marlon Marshall (MPM ‘19) utilized his robust campaign and organizing expertise to help advocacy efforts aiming to restore rights to people with past felony convictions in Florida . As the Amendment 4 advocacy campaign unfolded, Marshall began the McCourt Master of Policy Management program. Early in his career McCourt Professor Lynn Ross told Marshall that “the one thing that no one can take away from you is your knowledge.” Her insight helped him make the decision.

The DC housing inspection process will be improved, thanks to a group of McCourt School of Public Policy students who designed new algorithms for the city’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA). Students in professor NaLette Brodnax’s data science advanced modeling techniques class, part of the McCourt Data Science for Public Policy program (MS-DSPP), researched existing DCRA data and developed a way to better identify safety violations and help save lives.

Alumni of the McCourt School’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership’s (CPNL) certificate program Adam Rocap, Cheryl Bell, and Lara Pukatch, recently utilized the skills they learned in their certificate programs to  develop better policies  for Miriam’s Kitchen, a nonprofit working to end chronic homelessness in Washington, DC. Over the years, many people at Miriam’s Kitchen have attended the CPNL certificate program.