ROI Scholars Program

The ROI Scholars Program is a unique one-year apprenticeship that places Georgetown McDonough MBAs in externships with industry practitioners and creates a community of current and future business leaders invested in rural America.

Students gain hands-on experience and access to professional development and career opportunities through the ROI network, while firms benefit from high-quality student contributions, a talent pipeline, and industry connections through the ROI network.

The Scholars Program is run by the ROI leadership team in conjunction with Business for Impact, along with contributions from the ROI Advisory Board.

The ROI Scholars Program is a unique one-year apprenticeship that places Georgetown McDonough MBAs in externships with industry practitioners and creates a community of current and future business leaders invested in rural America. Students gain hands-on experience and access to professional development and career opportunities through the ROI network, while firms benefit from high-quality student contributions, a talent pipeline, and industry connections through the ROI network. The Scholars Program is run by the ROI leadership team in conjunction with Business for Impact, along with contributions from the ROI Advisory Board.

2020 – 2021 ROI Scholars Recipients:

  • Morgan Maloney
  • Hallie Sacks
  • David Soldner
  • Edward “Jack” Lovern
  • Patrick McKinney
  • Hannah Newburger
  • Elizabeth “Lizzie” Sukut
  • Tierney Monahan
  • Saurabh Valecha
  • Samuel Winer

Program components include:

  • Externship: Scholars work with corporate partners engaged in rural economic development to gain experience and insights from industry practitioners
  • Thought Leadership: Scholars contribute to policy recommendations, white papers, and other ROI thought leadership initiatives
  • Community: Scholars participate in networking, professional development and mentorship opportunities

To learn more, please visit the ROI website or contact Christine Kidwell, associate director of Business for Impact, at Christine.Kidwell@georgetown.edu.

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