Georgetown MBAs Help DC Department of Public Works With New Internship

first_img About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini regions: Washington, DC Last Updated Sep 26, 2017 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail The project involved intensive data collection, analysis, and visualization; process mapping; site visits; and audits. LaCorte and Dzidziguri also worked on a data integrity project to confirm the accuracy of information housed within in the DPW integrated data warehouse.“We were involved in projects that required knowledge from multiple fields,” Dzidziguri said. “For example, I performed statistical analysis on several years of data to identify reasons why the Fleet Management division could not meet its key performance indicators, while at the same time studying the operations and recommending a new map for more efficient processes.”Dzidziguri explained that the the internship was a rewarding experience, and one that required that the second-year MBAs to use the skills they learned in the classroom in the real world.“I learned the importance of being comfortable showing others drafts of my work, asking them for feedback, and incorporating the feedback. This gave me a chance to learn and grow from other people’s experiences,” Dzidziguri said. “Presenting our recommendations to the executives also helped me to employ soft skills acquired during my leadership and negotiations classes.” Georgetown MBAs Help DC Department of Public Works With New Internship Two Georgetown University McDonough of Business MBA students participated in a special internship this summer that offered an intimate look at how Washington DC works. According to a story published on the school’s website, Paul LaCorte (MBA ’18) and Leo Dzidziguri (MBA ’18) spent three months at the DC Department of Public Works’ Office of Organizational Effectiveness and Change Management.This office supports DPW’s Solid Waste Management, Parking Enforcement, and Fleet Management departments through performance management, data analysis, process improvement, strategic planning, and project management. The internship was part of a trial program between the department and the business school.The two MBAs were tasked with conducting a management study to evaluate: Light vehicle repair turnaroundCity-wide compliance with preventative maintenance appointments RelatedWhat Georgetown McDonough MBA Students Learn Outside the ClassroomWhat do Colin Powell, an Indiana dairy farm, the DC Department of Public Works, and a triathalon have in common? They are all part of the fabric that comprises life outside of the classroom for MBA students at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Sure, it makes sense to judge a…October 19, 2017In “Featured Home”Industry Spotlight: Government in Washington, DCIndustry is one of the essential variables that shapes and defines the culture of any American city. What would life in New York look like without Wall Street? LA without Hollywood? Houston without oil? And, of course, Washington, DC without the Federal Government? According to data from Governing, more than…June 28, 2016In “Featured Home”Finding the Top MBA Employers in Washington DCStudents interested in earning an MBA and working in Washington DC will find no end to the opportunities available. Whether you are looking for opportunities at a governmental agency, a local business, or a massive international retailer, Washington DC—with 15 companies making the Fortune 500 list this year—can provide the…August 21, 2018In “Amazon”last_img

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