GSPers Continue to Thrive!
As the semester picks up, GSPers Renzo Reyes and Luis Sorto have found time to complete the Dare to Thrive Challenge! The Dare to Thrive Challenge encourages students to get outside of their comfort zones and engage in unique activities. Some of them include: attending office hours, sitting alone at Leo’s, and deactivating their Facebook accounts during midterms. The winners of the Challenge will be honored at the annual GSP Thrive Summit in the Spring. GSPers: You still have time to #DareToThrive!
Studying abroad is one of the greatest college experiences and we always love to hear from GSPeeps when they are away! A few GSPers have recently sent us some pictures from their adventures abroad.
Junior Adriana Caballero is abroad in France this semester and she met up with another GSPer, Laura Caro in Strasbourg, France.
GSPer Raquel Caldwell is studying in Scotland and shared a picture of her enjoying some delicious European dessert
If any GSPers are interested in studying abroad in Europe, feel free to reach out to these lovely ladies about their experiences!
Congratulations to Yonathan Teclu, Our Latest GSP Thrive Challenge Winner!
The “Dare to Thrive” Challenge is available for all freshmen and new transfers. By completing the checklist, students are encouraged to meet with different students and administrators on campus, form study groups, explore the D.C. area outside of Georgetown, and more. Yonathan is proudly holding a GSP pin made by the company that designs all the White House pins.
The first 75 GSP students to hand in the checklist will receive the GSP pin and be recognized at the annual GSP Thrive Summit. We can’t wait to recognize more GSPers for this challenge!
Latin@ Heritage Monthly Cultural Dinner
The GSP student board has recently started the tradition of a monthly cultural dinner. The purpose of the dinner is to foster both appreciation for diversity and the feeling of family and community within GSP.
For this dinner there was a home-cooked Latin meal prepared with the help of student volunteers and other students brought in treats of their own. GSPers Carmen and Silvia Hernandez made a delicious tres leches (three milks) cake that they shared with the office as well!
Thank you to all the students who organized the dinner as well as contributed to the meal!
We are incredibly proud of Dianna! This summer and fall, Dianna, a health care management & policy major, will work with GlobeMed, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, and the campus-based Women Advancing Gender Equity (WAGE) Program.
"In the future, she hopes to begin her own non-profit in the Bronx, blending philanthropy and public health to ensure the advancement of health initiatives for all, regardless of race and class."
Congratulations to our very first Thrive Challenge winner of 2014, Vanessa Pabon!!
The “Dare to Thrive” Challenge is a challenge we set on all new GSP students, freshmen & transfers, to try something new, expand their horizons and dare themselves to thrive at Georgetown! We will be recognizing all of the first 75 GSP students to complete the checklist as winners and celebrating them at our winter “Thrive Summit”.
Congratulations, Vanessa and keep on thriving, GSPers!
GSP Achieve Open House
GSP Achieve Advisors hosted an open house on September 9th. About 30 students came throughout the course of the night! Fellow GSPer Chantelle Johnson runs the Achieve program, which was designed by Truman Liu, your GSP Board President.
Need help starting/editing your resume, prepping for case studies, setting up a mock interview, or just starting to think about careers? Then set up a meeting with one of our outstanding Achieve Advisors (who’ve interned at Late Night with Seth Meyers, at Goldman Sachs and Google, among others) using the link in the weekly email!
GSP OPEN HOUSE 2014
Last Saturday we were able to welcome and welcome back our GSP hoyas to GSP with an open house. Our office was filled and overflowing with many new and returning faces. Students from all years came together to meet, laugh, and reunite with other students and our staff over pizza. We hope you all have a great start to the new school year!
2014 - 2015 GSP Board
Check out our GSP fearless leaders! The GSP Board strives to enrich the lives of GSP students through innovative programming, personal and professional development, and a culture of initiative and accountability in order to create and foster the GSP community including students, alumni, parents, and supporters.
GSP Student Board 2014-2015 (top row from left to right): Jimmy Ramirez, Colleen Roberts, Truman Liu, Liam Carney, Francisco Gonzalez, Jason Low, (bottom row from left to right): Josh Sposito, Chantelle Johnson, Kaley Palanjian, Josi Sinagoga, Kimberly Bonilla.