Alumna Impact: Joanne Louis

Alumna Impact: Joanne Louis

1. Tell us a little bit about your career and educational journey?
I graduated from Babson College in Wellesley, MA with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship. After graduation, I went straight into Corporate America, specifically the Financial Services industry. In New York, I worked at Bloomberg L.P as a Sales and Analytics representative, and then worked as a Business Analyst for the Municipal Fixed Income trade desk at UBS Asset Management. I am currently pursuing my Master’s in Corporate Communications here at Georgetown University, in the PRCC program.

2. How did you first hear about the Center?
I first learned about the center through my former instructor, John Trybus, who led my Cause Consulting Class.

3. Do you have any advice for students who are interested in getting involved with the Center?
There are no prerequisites. You can just come to learn. There is something for everyone.

4. Work, school or volunteer capacity –What accomplishment are you most proud of and why?
I am proud of the meaningful work that I get to do on a consistent basis with clients from my private writing consulting practice, and also during my day job at Management Leadership for Tomorrow, an organization that is diversifying Corporate America through professional development and coaching.

5. You completed our Cause Consulting course in Spring 2018 what was the most useful skill you learned in that class?
The most useful skill that I learned was the Scope of Work deliverable that we had to submit. Prior to the class, I didn’t know what the document was used for, but a scope of work is one of the most important documents of consulting. I am happy to use this skill in my business, and I am also happy to put it down as a skill on my resume. Knowing how to create a SOW is important to both clients and employers. I also learned a lot from the trend facilitations, where students from the class present on trends in the social impact industry. As someone who was only familiar with Corporate America, it was helpful for me to hear from my peers and learn more about a world that I knew nothing about. As a result of the presentations, I am more informed, and I even now work in the social impact industry, which has been a major but very rewarding shift in my professional career.

The Center: A huge thank you to you, Joanne, for taking time out of your busy day to share your insights with our students! We can’t wait to see what else your future holds.