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Two McIntire Students Named to P&Q’s Best & Brightest Class of 2022

The standout students are preparing for the next stage of their lives, with Emily Eason Kruse headed to the University of Cambridge to complete an M.Phil in Development Studies before working as an Associate Consultant for Bain & Company, and Sambriddi Pandey taking on a position as an Investment Banking Analyst with Jefferies in New York.

Emily Eason Kruse and Sambriddi Pandey

Business education website Poets & Quants for Undergrads has released the seventh annual edition of its Best & Brightest Business Majors feature, with two Commerce School students named to the Class of 2022 list.

Chosen by McIntire faculty using criteria such as academic performance, extracurricular leadership, and innate potential, Emily Eason Kruse (McIntire ’22) and Sambriddi Pandey (McIntire ’22) were selected to represent the Commerce School on the list of students graduating this semester from the top 50 undergraduate business schools.

The two profiles detail the extracurricular activities, honors, leadership positions, educational experiences, internship history, career plans, and bucket list goals of each student, as well as advice for prospective business school students, accomplishments they are most proud of, and classmates they admire.

McIntire Professor and Director of the Center for the Management of Information Technology Ryan Nelson says of Kruse, “In my estimation, Emily is the most passionate and capable contributor to classroom discussion that I have taught in my 36 years as a university professor. Based on her exceptional performance in my classes, I asked Emily to serve as my teaching and research assistant this year.”

Regarding Pandey, McIntire Professor Derick Davis says, “Not only is Sambriddi a First-Generation student success story that inspires others to know they can do it too, but she has also helped to enact change to ensure that is the case. Through her deep involvement with Hoos First Look, as well as her outreach to and mentorship of First-Generation students considering McIntire, she has illuminated the pathway to success for all those that will follow.”

The standout students are preparing for the next stage of their lives, with Kruse headed to Trinity College at the University of Cambridge to complete an M.Phil in Development Studies before working as an Associate Consultant for Bain & Company in Atlanta, while Pandey will take on a position as an Investment Banking Analyst with Jefferies in New York.

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