CAREER REFLECTIONS What is the best career advice you’ve ever received? Do what you are passionate about, do it well, and do it without abandon. Everything else will work itself out. What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? After law school, I worked with a non-profit that provided a range of supports … Continue reading Hoya Highlight: Mannone Butler (B’94, L’99), Executive Director, DC Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
Julia Farr (C'88, P'19, '21, '24) is the Executive Director of the Georgetown University Alumni Association Julia oversees the alumni engagement programs of the alumni association, including regional engagement, alliances, career services, the Board of Governors, and Law Center. She is also the University Alumni representative and spokesperson of the association. TIME ON THE HILLTOP … Continue reading Hoya Highlight: Julia Farr (C’88), Executive Director, Georgetown University Alumni Association
The Gathering Spot is a business rooted in community culture. TIME ON THE HILLTOP What was your favorite class or who was your favorite professor at Georgetown? I was a government and sociology double major so I had several favorite courses. I have to start with Father Kemp. I took many of his classes over … Continue reading Hoya Highlight: Ryan Wilson (C’12, L’15), CEO and Co-Founder, The Gathering Spot
CAREER REFLECTIONS What is the best career advice you have ever received? Never take “no” for an answer. What are the big trends in your industry you’re seeing now? When it comes to my job, we are becoming more global. The most important resource to understand is the equality of a business. People decide to … Continue reading Hoya Highlight: Rafael Fantauzzi (EML’08), Diversity and Inclusion Manager, IKEA
NETWORKING IS A DELIBERATE PROCESS Networking is a deliberate process of exchanging information, resources, support, and access in such a way as to create mutually beneficial relationship. Creating mutually beneficial relationships takes time AND effort. You might say to yourself – “where can I find the time to network?” How about one lunch get together a … Continue reading How to Build a Broad, Open Network
TIME ON THE HILLTOP What was your favorite class or who was your favorite professor at Georgetown? My favorite professor was Lalitha Gopalan, a cinema studies professor. The class was a 12-person seminar and it was hard! She really pushed each and every student in discussions and in our assignments. I’m glad she pushed us … Continue reading Hoya Highlight: Stephen Dypiangco (SFS’01), CEO and Co-Founder of Dadventures
HOW DO YOU APPROACH YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHERS? Successful people have three things in common: motivation, ability, and opportunity. There is a fourth factor, though, that is critical but often neglected: success depends heavily on how we approach our interactions with other people. (Adam Grant – Give & Take) How are you approaching your interactions … Continue reading Networking is About Teaching and Giving
The best predictor of career success, according to multiple, peer reviewed studies, is being in an OPEN network instead of a closed one. In fact, one study shows that half of the predicted difference in career success (i.e., promotion, compensation, industry recognition) is due to this special type of network. (Forbes, by Michael Simmons) WHAT … Continue reading What’s the # 1 Predictor of Career Success? A Special Network!