Two seniors among ‘Best & Brightest Business Majors’ of 2023

Poets&Quants, a business education news source, featured Ava Rosen ‘23 and Savannah Josey ‘23 in its annual showcase of outstanding students from the Class of 2023 who attend a top school for undergraduate business education.

Two of Elon University’s highest achieving students in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business are honored in the latest edition of a graduation feature published by a popular business education news source.

Ava Rosen ‘23 and Savannah Josey ‘23 appear in Poets&Quants’s recent “100 Best & Brightest Undergraduate Business Majors Of 2023” online showcase. The Best & Brightest list recognizes graduating seniors “who set the bar for their business school classmates.”

The list features graduating seniors from Poets&Quants’ Top 50 undergraduate business schools. Elon’s Love School of Business was ranked No. 39 in the “Best Undergraduate Business Schools of 2023” list.

“Ava and Savannah stand out because not only have they strong academic credentials but they have made full use of the many opportunities Elon offers students to develop their leadership skills,” said Raghu Tadepalli, dean of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business. “They represent what Elon University does so very well. They are articulate, hardworking, humble, and above all ethical leaders who will bring credit to the university as they progress through their careers.

“Both leave a rich legacy for students that follow them. I thank them for choosing to study in the Love School of Business.”

Ava Rosen ’23

Ava Rosen

Major: Finance
Hometown: Yardley, Pennsylvania
Select Honors & Awards: Business Fellow, Elon Odyssey Scholar, President of Women in Finance
Internships: Karalius & Associates Financial Services & Insurance LLC, (Bala Cynwyd, Pa.) and Goldman Sachs (New York City)
Career Placement: Goldman Sachs

What advice would you give to a student looking to major in a business-related field? “Be careful not to narrow yourself to one career path. In the field of business, there is so much opportunity to fulfill your dreams and passions. However, these dreams can often be suffocated by more profitable fields, bigger names, or having to live up to what others expect of you. Do what makes you happy, what fulfills your craving for life, and see that take you to new heights.”

Read Rosen’s full profile on Poets&Quants

Savannah Josey ’23

Savannah Josey

Majors: Business Analytics and Spanish
Hometown: Cary, North Carolina
Select Honors & Awards: Business Fellow, NC Campus Compact Community Impact Student Award, LSB Honor Roll for Social Responsibility
Internships: Fidelity Investments (Durham, N.C.) and Ernst & Young (Seattle)
Career Placement: Ernst & Young

What advice would you give to a student looking to major in a business-related field? “Think big and get curious about the different opportunities available in the business field. Having a business degree can translate into a variety of careers, so the more open-minded you are going into new experiences, the better. I have tried to approach every class with a desire to learn and let the professor’s passion and subject matter expertise guide my experience. In approaching classes with a growth mindset, you are opening yourself up to the ample opportunities to learn and apply practical skills, regardless of its perceived relevance to your professional goals.”

Read Josey’s full profile on Poets&Quants