Scholar Profile: Gregory Pope
Name: Greg Pope
School: COL '07
Fellowship: Marshall Scholarship 2007 (MSc Environmental Economics, UCL; MSc Environmental Change and Management. Magdalen College Oxford)
What are you doing now?
I am currently a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in New York. There I work in small case teams to provide strategy and management support, mainly for large, multinational corporations. The casework spans across most industries and ranges from business strategy, to organizational development, to operational excellence. Most recently, I led a manufacturing network strategy case with a global pharmaceutical company seeking to redesign its manufacturing capabilities amid a changing drug development pipeline.
Can you describe your career path and how having this fellowship helped?
I started at BCG directly after the completing the Marshall Scholarship in 2009. Because of the fellowship, I was more heavily recruited and was able to start at the same level as recent MBA graduates. This jump has allowed me to accelerate my career path at BCG by three to four years compared with tradition masters program graduates.
What are your interests outside this fellowship?
I have a large interest in the environment and climate change, and am looking to do more work on sustainability issues both inside and outside of BCG. My newest passion (ignited and made possible by the Marshall) is traveling around the world to visit friends in far flung places. I’m also a huge sports fan and a lover of dancing to good DJs.
What’s your favorite memory from Georgetown?
The entire spring of senior year was fairly unforgettable, but the top moment was watching the Hoyas beat UNC to advance to the Final Four. Having played 4 years of trombone in the pep band, I had experienced the worst (freshman year) and the return to the elite level under JT3. The feeling in the arena and on campus, of great pride in being in it together as one university, was something truly magical.
Best of luck in the application process!
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