Meet the MBA Class of 2022: Sean Ginter, Georgetown (McDonough)

Sean Ginter

Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business

“If we’re stuck in an airport together, 50/50 chance we’ll have a trip planned after.”

Hometown: Queens, New York

Fun Fact About Yourself: I’ve visited all seven continents, and Antarctica wasn’t the last.

Undergraduate School and Major: U.S. Naval Academy, General Engineering

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Amazon, Area Manager

Aside from your classmates and location, what was the key part of the school’s MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? Georgetown McDonough’s focus on a global mindset, combined with the huge diversity among classmates ,led me accept their offer. Globalization is incredibly important to me as with technological advances we become more and more integrated with other economies.

What excites you most about studying in Washington, DC? The access to global leaders and policy makers.

What quality best describes your MBA classmates and why? Versed. The interactions I’ve had with my classmates show the varying backgrounds and expertise they bring to campus.

What club or activity excites you most at this school? Georgetown Consulting Club does amazing things to connect students with consulting firms, including hosting a lecture with Marc Consentino.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Successfully launching the first Amazon Fulfillment Center in NYC.

What led you to pursue an MBA at this point in your career? After leaving the military, I wanted to spend some time gaining actual business experience, which I did with Amazon. This is the perfect time for me to launch my career in a new trajectory.

What other MBA programs did you apply to? Columbia, NYU Stern, UCLA Anderson

What was the most challenging question you were asked during the admissions process? Georgetown McDonough’s video question was by far what challenged me the most creatively.

How did you determine your fit at various schools? While I tried a lot of mediums in order to assess my fit at different schools, talking to current or recent MBA candidates I knew yielded the best results. Many of them had sat in for different lectures at my target schools or put me in touch with current students, who could give me an unbiased ‘day in the life’.

What have you been doing to prepare yourself for business school? Reading to prepare for the interview process and getting to know my classmates. In the virtual setting, Georgetown McDonough’s MBA candidates have utilized just about every medium possible to connect, all with different and insightful conversations.

What was your defining moment and how did it prepare you for business school? I remember sitting in a team house in rural Honduras during a deployment last year, writing my application essays in the dark as the power had gone out as it did several times a day. I had a moment of clarity and thought if “I’m willing to do this in these adverse conditions, nothing would get in the way of me succeeding in business school and beyond.”


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