Today, we are getting to know Glicel Rodriguez, assistant director of admissions and recruitment for executive degree programs:
I’m an assistant director of admissions and recruitment for executive degree programs. I manage two of the programs in our portfolio: the Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) program and the M.A. in International Business and Policy (IBP) program. I’ve been here since September 2016.
What do you enjoy most about working in Executive Education?
I really like the interactions I have with prospective students, seeing them from the beginning of the process when they are shopping around for a program all the way through helping them with the admissions application process, doing the interviews, and seeing them enroll in the program.
It’s really extraordinary to see the immediate success of some of the students as soon as they leave Georgetown; many students implement everything they are learning in the classroom right away, applying their education directly to their jobs. When I started at Georgetown, I quickly saw the impact of the programs on these students. With the way the programs are designed, students get not only “book smart” but also obtain pragmatic knowledge. I think it’s unique and fulfilling, and you can see the direct value in the program they are pursuing.
I also like how many of the programs I work with are global. I can work with people all around the world, seeing people from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. It’s quite amazing, especially when the modules are one to two-weeks-long. The students often are taking the time out of their schedules to travel to the U.S. or around the world. I commend them for that.
Are there any specific projects that you are working on or looking forward to?
We have already started recruiting for the second cohort of the IBP program, which begins in January. I’m excited to meet the students over the coming months. I especially look forward to planning some of the program’s events.
What are some of your interests outside of work?
I love documentaries — you can learn so much from them! One documentary I’d recommend is “Minimalism,” which is streaming on Netflix. It tells the story of minimalists, who live with the fewest number of “things” that most people think are necessities. They live in “tiny houses,” own few material possessions, and focus on being environmentally and socially conscious rather than materialistic. It is such an interesting documentary!
To learn more about executive degree programs, visit https://msb.georgetown.edu/executive-programs.