Two seniors from the University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration have been named to the “Best & Brightest Business Majors of 2019” report by Poets & Quants, a national online publication focused on business schools.
The honor roll recognizes the top 100 members of the Class of 2019 from elite business schools. According to Poets & Quants, students are selected on the basis of being “role models…who embody the spirit of their school, demonstrate the possibilities, and set the standard for classes to follow.”
The Pitt Business award recipients are Danielle Hatter (Senior – Finance) and Katie Schuchman (Senior – Marketing).
“We know our students are talented, driven, and destined for great things. I am very proud to see Danielle and Katie honored for being among the country’s best and brightest business students. Both have taken full advantage of our school’s mission of taking students From the Classroom, To the City, To the World,” says Audrey J. Murrell, associate dean of Pitt Business and director of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership.
Hatter, who is from Pearland, Texas, is extremely active in extracurricular organizations. She is the president, first-year's leadership program coordinator, and community service chair of the school’s Roberto Clemente Minority Business Association (RCMBA). In addition, she is a student ambassador for the Pitt Business admissions office, where she shares her passion for the school with prospective students, and is a professional development consultant for the Career Development Office, where she provides career advice to fellow students.
Not surprisingly, her advice to future students is to “network, network, network.” In Hatter’s profile on Poets & Quants, she states “it’s important to connect with your peers, upperclassmen, and the faculty/staff within your university in addition to recruiters from various corporations.”
Schuchman, who is from Reading, Pa., is also very involved outside the classroom at Pitt Business. She is vice president of special events for Women in Business, is a First-Year student Team leader for Pitt Business, and is a student tour guide for Pitt Pathfinders.
Schuchman has studied abroad in England and Vietnam and draws on those experiences as an International Ambassador for the Pitt Business International Programs Office. In Schuchman’s profile on Poets & Quants, Schuchman states that “after getting a taste of a global lifestyle during my two international experiences, living and working abroad for a few years tops my bucket list.”
Post-graduation, Hatter has a position lined up with KPMG, the global professional services firm. She will work as an Operations and Compliance Consultant in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
Schuchman is continuing to interview for a full-time position.
- Pitt Business Mentoring Match allows students to seek out alumni volunteers for mentoring advice and career support.
- Pitt Business Student Organizations give students the chance to grow their network and gain leadership experience. There are 25+ organizations in the business school.
- Pitt Business international programs provide students with the opportunity to study abroad in 75 countries, including through our Global Business Institute, International Internship Program, and Plus3 program.