Two senior business majors featured in Poets & Quants for Undergrads ‘Best & Brightest’

4.24.2018 Article, Business & Enterprise Management, Finance, General, School News, Undergraduate Business
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Poets & Quants for Undergrads has highlighted two WFU School of Business seniors in its feature “The Best and Brightest Business Majors — Class of 2018.”

Katie Dickens (BS ’18) is a business and enterprise management major with a concentration in marketing, with minors in Spanish and journalism.

Katie Dickens (BS '18)From the article:
What did you enjoy most about your business school?
I’ve enjoyed my relationships and lessons learned from our incredible professors at the School of Business. Every single one of my professors has taught me a different lesson and invested in enriching my personal experience at the School of Business. They are all so incredibly accomplished in their respective fields and are gold mines of wisdom for us students.

What advice would you give to a student looking to major in a business-related field? I would advise them to continue to engage with their other passions outside business because they’ll be shocked to see just how well business aligns with every other area of study. They’ll be able to apply lessons learned in their business classes to what they’re learning about in art, computer science, physics – you name it!

Which academic, extracurricular or personal achievement are you most proud of? I am most proud of being named the president of Beta Gamma Sigma, the School of Business honor society. I have worked incredibly hard in my classes and hold myself to very high standards with regards to my scholastic achievements, and accomplishing that goal through an academically rigorous junior year has been one of my proudest moments in college.

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Jorge Fournier (BS ’18) is a finance major, minoring in entrepreneurship and social enterprise.

Jorge Fournier (BS '18)From the article:
What did you enjoy most about your business school? What I enjoyed most about the Wake Forest School of Business is the amazing people I had the opportunity of meeting. Most of my professors would often bring guest speakers to class. These speakers solidified what we were learning and also allowed us to ask questions to industry leaders –an opportunity we otherwise would not have. I think the faculty has been incredible. Most of the faculty come from the business industry and have an immense knowledge of how people do things in the real world. As a senior in high school, I could not have imagined that one of the highlights of my college experience would be the opportunity to have coffee with my professors to talk about their research and their careers. My experience has been much more positive than I ever imagined!

What is the biggest lesson you gained from studying business? The biggest lesson I learned is the value of integrity and how building relationships is far more important than being proficient at Excel. By developing a set of values to guide me through difficult situations, I will be able to excel and meet people that share similar values to mine. This is a treasured lesson that I will never forget.

What has surprised you most about majoring in business? The interconnection of the curriculum is what really surprised me about majoring in business. All of the classes complement each other, while also complementing your learning of business, thereby allowing you to make a broader impact in the community. Not only is this interconnection notable in the business school, but also I now understand how the many liberal arts courses that I have taken have helped form and prepare me for the business world.

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