By: Kean Villarta
I was surprised to learn that there are more graduate students than there are undergraduate students at Georgetown University – 10,000 compared to 7,000. As a graduate student, I am always looking for ways to make the most out of my short time here at Georgetown. Here are some things we can do that undergraduate students cannot:
1. Utilize grad students-only resources. There are some rooms, for instance, at the McDonough School of Business that are specifically reserved for MBA students to study and work on group projects. The Law School also has the Scott K. Ginsburg Sport & Fitness Center just for law students. Sorry undergrads!
2. Drink on campus. Epicurean and Company has a cocktail lounge where students 21 and over can order drinks. Happy hour is from 3pm-7pm; there is no better way to unwind after a long day of classes.
3. Attend grad students –only events. The Graduate Students Assembly hosts a few events throughout the year where only grad students can go. For example, a few weeks ago, they held the annual GradGov Boat Cruise event. They also hosted a BBQ welcome event for graduate students last month.
4. Join organizations catered to graduate students only. Involvement does not stop after your undergraduate years. Joining an organization in grad school allows you to network, pursue your interests, and develop your leadership skills. A full list of organizations you can join are available here: https://grad.georgetown.edu/student-life/student-groups.
In the few short months that I’ve been at Georgetown, I cannot imagine going to graduate school anywhere else. The perks of being a grad student here are pretty great and I hope you get the chance to explore them all.