As part of our Countdown to Commencement series, we spent some time with a few soon-to-be graduates from our undergraduate and MBA programs to learn about their backgrounds, why they chose Scheller College, and what they plan to do with their degrees after Spring 2018 Commencement.
Meet Henry Truelove. Henry is from Falls Church, VA, and is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He describes himself as an “avid reader, wishful Washington Redskins fan, and basketball player” that is slowly “coming to terms with graduating college.” Henry spent his third year of college in London studying at the London School of Economics and Political Science. While there, he played as the starting center for their basketball team and won the South East England championship.
Scheller looks for the best and brightest from a variety of backgrounds and gives students the business skill set to accomplish their goals.
Where will you be working after graduation?
I am thrilled to be joining Deloitte Strategy & Operations Consulting, based here in Atlanta.
Who was your favorite professor?
Professor Bob Myers taught my Operations Management course. I did not have a background in operations or process management, but he did a phenomenal job conveying the content in an engaging and challenging way. Professor Myers and I have stayed in touch over the last few years, and the way he has shown interest and support in my experience here in Scheller and at Georgia Tech has been wonderful. It makes my day when we pass each other in Scheller and get to take a few minutes to catch up.
What was your favorite course, and what was the biggest insight you gained about business from it?
Professor Pian Shu’s Foundations of Strategy course. Professor Shu utilizes the Harvard-style case method in her classes, which makes for fascinating and challenging discussions. We have such a great diversity of backgrounds and knowledge in Scheller, and her class showcased that in business, everyone can have unique and valuable input in the strategic decision-making process.
Why did you choose Scheller College of Business?
As a high school senior, I had the opportunity to visit Scheller for a Dean’s Scholarship interview. I was incredibly impressed with the College, its presence in the Atlanta community, and my peers who were interviewing, many of whom would become my classmates. The Scheller Business Ambassadors did a phenomenal job introducing me to Scheller and Georgia Tech.
As a business student in the heart of Tech Square, how do you think Scheller College embodies the intersection of business and technology?
Scheller has done a fantastic job both integrating itself and helping create the Tech Square environment we have today. Georgia Tech fosters a very collaborative and entrepreneurial environment among its students, and Tech Square is where Scheller turns that spirit into business realities. While at Scheller College, I was able to work as an Innovation Consultant Intern here in Tech Square at the Delta Air Lines Hangar Innovation Studio. I worked with Delta’s Global Innovation team and supported firm-wide innovation efforts by redesigning language offerings for Asian-Pacific travelers, developing use cases for autonomous vehicles and equipment in Delta’s operations, and engaging with relevant travel and tech industry startups. This level of access directly across the street from Scheller College is unmatched at any other business program out there. Scheller College truly resides at the intersection of business and technology.
What is your best piece advice to an applicant hoping to get into Scheller College?
Strive to find the overlap of what you love, what the world needs, and what you’re good at. Scheller looks for the best and brightest from a variety of backgrounds and gives students the business skill set to accomplish their goals, so find something you like and work to be the best at it.
What is the biggest myth about Scheller College?
I’ve always heard that Scheller is the happiest place on Georgia Tech’s campus, and that’s true—not a myth. In my time here, I’ve found that the combination of bright students, devoted faculty, and phenomenal facilities has fostered an exciting and thriving ecosystem here in Tech Square. Life is good on this side of the 5th Street bridge!
“If I hadn’t gone to business school, I would be…"
Studying urban planning or city design and hoping to get involved in changing the way sustainable communities around the world are developed.
What are the top two items on your bucket list?
1. Travel to 100+ countries
2. Have the chance to be part of commercial travel to space (I’m betting that happens sooner rather than later!)
In one sentence, how would you like your peers to remember you?
I want my peers to remember me as a motivated student with an appetite for curiosity and the desire to make an impact on our world.