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Seniors Among Country’s “Best & Brightest” Business Students

The road to obtaining an undergraduate business degree can be quite challenging. However, when Georgetown Seniors Sarah Long and Yaibhav Agarwal were selected to be among Poets & Quants’ brightest business majors of 2016, all those long nights in the library finally were worthwhile.

For Long, the awakening of her passion for business came from an epiphany. Long always had a desire to help others and participate in her community. While at Georgetown, it occurred to her: “While I loved doing community service work, I realized that I could do more good through data-driven decision-making and organizational leadership,” she said in the article.

Over Agarwal’s four years at Georgetown, he has absorbed many key business lessons – ones that even the most seasoned professionals sometimes forget. These lessons helped him understand what leadership is – and isn’t. “The best leader isn’t necessarily the person with the loudest voice or the greatest intelligence,” he shared, “but rather the person who can effectively delegate, make calculated decisions with limited information, and elevate the abilities of everyone around them.”