Pivot’s Third Cohort Begins Virtually

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The Georgetown Pivot Program’s third cohort launched on November 17 with a class of 10 Pivot Fellows. Although the program is running virtually this year, Pivot’s Program Manager Aliyah Graves-Brown noted that the Fellows have already developed close friendships with each other.

“I would say one of the highlights for me as a program manager for the team has been the cohort’s ability to still cultivate really strong bonds and relationships with one another,” Graves-Brown said. “Given the virtual mode of instruction, it can be so much harder to connect with another person, but I think this cohort’s ability to do that still is just a testament to each of them and their character.”

Pivot Fellows are in class Mondays through Fridays, learning valuable business fundamentals and critical thinking skills from Georgetown University professors. In the spring semester, Pivot will transition into the business formation piece of the program. Notable events this coming semester include the annual Pivot Pitch Competition and the start of the Fellows’ internship experiences. 

“We’ve already started these conversations, individually, just getting a sense of what each Fellow is interested in, what industries and skills they’re interested in gaining or honing in on,” Graves-Brown said. “We’ll begin more of that matching process, and then the actual internships will start in March.” 

Once work placements are finalized, Pivot Fellows will work in their respective internships Mondays through Thursdays and then take classes on Fridays. 

Another notable highlight of the fall semester was the introduction of Pivot’s Speaker Series. Each Friday, Pivot invites notable business leaders and friends of the program to speak to the Fellows. Last Friday, Fellows heard from Georgetown McDonough School of Business alumni Damien Dwin (MSB’97) and Dwayne Boothe (MSB’04).

“We have another really strong and really talented group of Fellows joining us this year,” Graves-Brown said. “I’m excited for each of them and for the program in general as we transition to this next phase.”