Paul Goodrich (GSP Advisory Board Member & Founder) meets with outgoing & incoming student board leaders today at Peacock Cafe! 

GSP Celebrating being on front page of the Georgetown Voice. Check it out by clicking here!

GSP Celebrating being on front page of the Georgetown Voice. Check it out by clicking here!

Laurel Epstein (GSP Advisory Board Member) with GSP Sophomore ladies at Peacock Cafe! Laurel is our liaison to the senior class and really involved with our different initiatives. 

Laurel Epstein (GSP Advisory Board Member) with GSP Sophomore ladies at Peacock Cafe! Laurel is our liaison to the senior class and really involved with our different initiatives. 

                                       GSP Spring Break 2014

This year we held a Bollywood Kick-off Party right here in the GSP office, our space was filled with over 80 students who dropped by to celebrate the eve of the break with us. The week continued with events such as bowling at Pinstripes with lovely GSP volunteers and supporters, a Hoyas basketball game watch party at Epicurean, a Healy Lawn party with food provided by Hilltop Tacos, a day trip in Annapolis and much more! 

We would like to thank all the student trip leaders, staff, volunteers and supporters who made these events possible for the Hoyas in DC.Thank you for making this fun and relaxing GSP Spring Break week possible!

                             2014 Freshmen Thrive Summit 

GSP’s 2nd annual Freshmen Thrive Summit was held this Tuesday, February 25th. Both Kimberly Portes (COL’16) and Mikey Sobalvarro (COL’15) gave extremely moving speeches, with stories that resonated with many in attendance. Professor Dinaw Mengestu (COL ‘00), was the keynote speaker of the night. He provided a powerful speech to the GSP freshmen and transfer students. Our students were inspired by his humility, adversity, and success. 

We had facilitators who were GSP alumni, supporters, and volunteers lead discussions to give every student an opportunity to openly share and reflect on their experiences. Not only were they given the opportunity to reflect but students who had completed the Freshman Thrive Challenge were recognized. This challenge incentived students to expand their horizons and do things out of their comfort zone that would move them in the right direction to thriving during their time here at Georgetown. Thomas “Wing” Mitchell our very 1st Thrive Challenge Winner was awarded for his initiative. Congratulations, Wing!

Thank you to our speakers, facilitators, GSP alumni, Georgetown Faculty and Staff for joining us and making this one of our most successful events of the year. To our students, it does not end here, continue daring to thrive! 

Congratulations to Truman Liu, our 2014-2015 GSP Student Board President!

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Truman is a junior in the MSB and has been a dedicated member of the Student Board for two years. He also created “GSP Achieve”, our 5-star peer-based career guidance service (offered every week in the GSP Office, sign up here today!)  We are thrilled to have him as our new leader!

Apply for GSP Student Board!
Apply to become a member of GSP’s 2014-2015 Student Board! The deadline for the application is Monday, March 10th at 11:59pm and can be accessed here.

GSPers take the UN

Last week two GSPers, Daniela Fernadez (COL’16) and Jemm de la Cruz (SFS’16) had the opportunity to attend the U.N meeting on the Ocean and Seas Sustainability Alliance in NY. After the meeting they attended a reception and spoke to Ambassador Stuart Beck, the Ambassador of Spain & President of Palau. During his opening remarks, Ambassador Stuart Beck recognized Georgetown for being represented at the meeting. Daniela and Jemma hope to start a Ocean and Seas Sustainability Alliance at Georgetown. 

We are extremely proud of you, Daniela and Jemm!

Thank you to Maria Davaney, GSP Volunteer, for making this possible. 

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GSP Achieve Advisor Spotlight

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GSP Achieve Advisor: Luis Montes
"Born and raised in Medellin, Colombia, I transferred from Miami Dade College’s Honors program. I am a Senior in the MSB, and am currently pursuing a Finance and Accounting double major with an Entrepeneurship certificate. I am also a member of the MSB Entrepreneurship Fellows. Due to my love for soccer, I have gone through an ACL knee reconstruction, but it did not limit my salsa, merengue, or bachata dancing skills. I was a member and choreographer for Ritmo Y Sabor, Georgetown’s elite latino dancing group on campus. In addition, I have volunteered as a financial aid peer counselor, coaching high school students students through the application process I once faced. I work for the Dean of the Office of Student Financial Aid Services, Patricia McWade, where I prepare and monitor the office’s overall budget (including GSP’s) and promote the Common $ense personal finance workshops. I have been a PEP and a GSP mentor as well.

During my time at Georgetown, I interned as a sophomore in Wealth and Tax Advisory at WTAS LLC in New York, and as a junior in Asset Management at JPMorgan in New York. I have accepted a full time offer with JPMorgan, and will be joining the Latin American Asset Management team in NYC.

As a GSP Achieve Advisor, I tell the students I meet with to reflect on their actions, because their actions today will impact future generations.”
GSP Achieve is a program that seeks to empower GSP students to achieve their personal and professional goals through connecting them to the right resources and networks. 
Meet with a GSP Achieve Advisor (such as Luis) today. Sign up here!
GSP Achieve is also offering mock interviews. Sign up today!
Reception for Cristo Rey Students

A few weeks ago, our GSP staff had the pleasure of attending a reception in celebration of Georgetown students who are alumni of high schools in the Cristo Rey Network. Cristo Rey is an extraordinary group of schools, who offer a Catholic, college preparatory education for underrepresented urban youth. Through rigorous academics, coupled with real world work experience, Cristo Rey students graduate high school prepared for success in college and in life. We currently have 49 Cristo Rey graduates from across the Cristo Rey Network in GSP. We’re proud to have them in our program!

Here are some pictures from the great event: 

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Some of our students sharing moments with President DeGioia 

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Our very own Berto is also a Cristo Rey alumnus!