2024 Best & Brightest Business Major: Arthur Milhomens, Georgetown University (McDonough)

Arthur Milhomens

Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business

”An outgoing, authentic, empathetic, and hardworking individual who wants to empower others alongside me.”

Fun fact about yourself: I road-tripped across America sleeping in campgrounds and the back of my Jeep for three months. I stopped in as many national parks as I could and it has been one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

Hometown: Kearny, New Jersey

High School: Kearny High School

Major: Business Administration

Minor: N/A

Favorite Business Course: Strategic Management

Extracurricular Activities, Community Work and Leadership Roles During College: GAMBLE Diversity Dialogue Conference Director, Georgetown University Student Veterans Association (GUSVA) President, GU Military & Veterans Resource Center Events Coordinator

Where have you interned during your college career? During my college career, I interned as a Corporate & Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Citigroup.

Where will you be working after graduation? After Georgetown, I will be starting a new role as a Corporate & Investment Banking Analyst with Citigroup in New York, covering technology.

Who is your favorite business professor? My favorite business professor during my time at Georgetown was Kenneth Sawka. He was a force to be around during lectures, encouraging you to absorb as much information as possible. He based all of his lectures against a backdrop of contemporary issues, allowing our work and development to be directly applied to real-world scenarios. He was able to draw students in and keep them engaged, fostering exciting and informative conversations.

What is the biggest lesson you gained from studying business? Financial literacy is a tool that is applicable beyond the workplace. Having this knowledge is key to allowing individuals and families to achieve their goals and help future generations succeed. I am thrilled to step into my next chapter with these tools and the knowledge to help others around me succeed as well.

What advice would you give to a student looking to major in a business-related field?  There are a lot of exciting opportunities in many different fields and industries that you can get into with a business-related degree. Look around and see what excites you beyond the numbers and the process, and you will energize your academic experience and future career by being passionate about what you do.

What has surprised you most about majoring in business? I had believed that business would be a lot more quantitatively challenging. Instead, the concepts and application of tools are the core of a major in business. Of course, it can still be quantitatively challenging, but anyone can manage the requirements if they are excited about better understanding the business world.

Looking back over your experience, what is the one thing you’d do differently in business school and why? I would have engaged even further with my professors and learned more about the cutting-edge research they are conducting, which is directly applicable to the next chapter in my life. I was lucky enough to recognize the importance of staying close to my professors’ works, but I think diving into research may also have been an exciting learning opportunity.

Which academic, extracurricular or personal achievement are you most proud of? I am most proud of my military service, which equipped me with perspective, resilience, and the financial means to attend a renowned institution such as the McDonough School of Business. I am a stronger classmate and pupil for it, by bringing my unique experiences to discussions and expanding perspectives beyond the classroom environment.

Which classmate do you most admire? There is no single classmate that I admire most. I am fascinated by all of the young leaders of the world in my classrooms. Their capacity to leverage new technologies, ask insightful questions, and produce meaningful work is what I most admire, and I am excited for this newest graduating class to contribute to an innovative and dynamic workplace.

Who would you most want to thank for your success? I am most thankful for my older sister, Karine, who encourages and motivates me to push beyond my limits. We both emigrated from Brazil very young, and she laid a path that allowed me to see that our success was possible and within reach.

What are the top two items on your professional bucket list? My top two items on my professional bucket list are to engage with as many people as possible at my next job opportunity – Expanding your network is always a good idea. The next would be to ensure I maintain a healthy work-life balance. I am very passionate about my career but I am also passionate about being present for those around me.

What made Arthur such an invaluable addition to the Class of 2024?

“Arthur Milhomens is an exceptional student in this year’s graduating class. He was a pleasure to have in my course, and he always walked into the classroom with a big smile and a confident hello – it even energized me. Arthur always seemed happy and full of enthusiasm to learn. We had a number of high-profile guest speakers in class, and Arthur was always engaged and asked the most insightful questions, which left our speakers with a very positive impression of our Georgetown students. His positive energy radiated in class. I am fortunate to call him my student.”

Reena Aggarwal
Robert E. McDonough Professor of Finance
Director, Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy


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