I have found the people I am around are so motivated…. I have always known that I wanted my life to be filled with work that pursued something greater than just monetary fulfillment; the Compass fellowship has given me the tools and direction I need to make that dream of mine a reality….
I now understand that a ‘social business’ is not what a business could be, but what a business should be. The Compass culture is filled with so many wonderful, intelligent, and downright fun people, that I could not imagine my Georgetown freshman year without it.”
It is by far the most interesting and useful thing I have done at Georgetown and has taught me far more than any class ever could. With foundations in social entrepreneurship, we are given the tools to merge our areas of interest and expertise into a formal business. We have been given the opportunity to become the next generation of leaders, progressing social responsibility amongst our peers and institutions. We are fortunate to have learned from some of the top social entrepreneurs of today, as well as each other. And the best part of Compass is we get to share the experience with our friends. I am so happy to say that I truly enjoy the company of all the Compass Fellows and mentors, and have some of my best friends amongst them. My experience so far at Georgetown would never has been as great without the Compass Fellows.”
The exposure to the knowledge and insight of the amazing entrepreneurs and mentors over this semester will continue to inspire me as I move forward in my education. Further, the network I have already been able to develop among fellow and elder students, teachers, and business owners will undoubtedly prove indispensable in the future. I’m incredibly excited to see where my Compass experience continues to take me in these coming years!”
Having the opportunity to lead other students and projects is something that has helped me develop personally; establishing relationships with business-minded peers and professionals has helped me develop intellectually. I never would have considered a career in business consulting before Compass, but because of my experience with it, I am now weighing consulting as one of my top choices. Additionally, Compass’ emphasis on social sustainability has extended my understanding of the range of valuable improvement possible in the world through efficient, innovative business practices.”