Poets and Quants for Undergrads announced its “Best and Brightest Business Majors of 2020“ and two of Scheller’s exceptional students, Darby Foster and Jason Quill, have been selected from a national pool of candidates. Poets and Quants select those students“who differentiated themselves through their academic excellence, extracurricular leadership, innate potential, and personal character” according to the publication’s selection criteria.
Quill is currently concentrating his BSBA at Scheller in Engineering and Business through the Steven A. Denning Technology & Management Program (T&M). He has received numerous honors during his time in Scheller’s undergraduate program, including holding a 4.0 GPA for four years in a row, being named a Dean’s Scholar, and serving as a Scheller Student Ambassador.
Quill relates that his role in the Georgia Tech Student Foundation’s Investments Committee, the largest student-run philanthropic investment group at Georgia Tech, is one of his most memorable extracurricular accomplishments. “I am most proud of having the opportunity to serve as the Senior Managing Director of the Georgia Tech Student Foundation’s Investments Committee after being with the organization for four years. The Investments Committee is comprised of over 100 students across eleven sectors where we manage over $1.7 million and disburse semi-annual dividends to organizations. Our goal is to make Georgia Tech and the world a better place,“ he said.
“Jason is humble, hardworking, incredibly smart, and a good teammate. He’s one of the very best students that I’ve taught in my career. I can’t wait to see what he accomplishes next!” said Dr. Jonathan Clarke, associate professor of Finance.
After graduation, Quill will join Roark Capital Group as a Private Equity Analyst.
Darby Foster is completing her Scheller BSBA with a concentration in Information Technology Management and a double minor in Computing & Business through the Steven A. Denning Technology & Management (T&M) program and Georgia Tech’s College of Computing,
Her accomplishments include being named a Dean’s Scholar, serving as a Scheller Student Ambassador, and receiving the esteemed Bergmark Family Dean’s Scholarship.
“Darby Foster has achieved so much during her time at Georgia Tech, and as her professor, I couldn’t dream of a better student,” says Han Zhang, professor, Information Technology Management and Steven A. Denning Professor of Technology & Management and faculty director of the Denning Technology & Management Program.
Foster proved her determination to succeed early on and understands the intersection of business and technology through her own personal experience. “The skills you learn studying business will be valuable for the rest of your life, and you can use them in any job in any organization. Companies will always need businesspeople. Even just the soft skills that you learn will carry you far in life.”
Poets and Quants acknowledged that due to the current state of affairs related to the global COVID-19 pandemic, 2020’s graduating seniors will likely not experience the exhilaration of attending a commencement ceremony. However, P&Q’s senior writer, Jeff Schmitt, believes the challenges this class has faced will resonate in their future stellar achievements. “Make no mistake: this class will be the one who rises to these demands. After all, they have been wrestling with adversity from the beginning. They will be the catalysts who inspire action, the innovators who unleash talent, and the dreamers who scrap their vision into reality. They may miss the pomp and circumstance, but their best moments have yet to come,”
As two of the 100 best and brightest undergraduate students in the United States for 2020, Quill and Foster exemplify those students who give selflessly to others, achieve greatness in their academic experiences, and embody the qualities of a Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business graduate.
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