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Two VSB Students Selected as Poets & Quants 2020 Best & Brightest Business Majors

Saachi Bedi

Villanova, PA, April 13, 2020 - Two Villanova School of Business (VSB) students – Saachi Bedi ’20 VSB and Julie Snitzer ’20 VSB – were selected as Poets & Quants for Undergrads 2020 Best & Brightest Business MajorsPoets & Quants chose 100 students from around the nation who use their skills to impact business in creative ways and who are poised to be the future leaders of the business world.

From Princeton Junction, New Jersey, Saachi is a Finance major. She serves as a research assistant for the Justin and Victoria Gmelich Lab for Financial Markets; events committee head and secretary for the Business and Leadership Society; and vice president of Philanthropy for the Alpha Phi Fraternity. Saachi also is a Gold Award Recipient and lifetime member of the Girl Scouts. She has interned with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs. After graduation, Saachi will be returning to Goldman Sachs as an investment banking analyst.

Shelly Howton, PhD, Chair of Department of Finance & Real Estate, told Poets & Quants,

“Saachi is a very strong advocate of promoting and supporting women in finance and has worked hard during her years in VSB to ensure she is a role model for future women finance majors. She is a born leader who often leads by example.”
Julie Snitzer

Julie, of Arlington Heights, Illinois, is a Marketing major with a minor in Finance. She is actively involved on campus in a variety of roles, including serving as a VSB Ambassador, a local program host for Pennsylvania Special Olympics and a peer mentor for the Villanova Honors Program. She has also studied abroad in London, England, and in Cape Town, South Africa. She has interned with Grove Communication, Air Line Pilots Association and Newell Brands. She will be working at Mercer as a career consulting analyst after graduation.

“Julie is an outstanding member of the Class of 2020,” said Cathy Toner, JD, Assistant Dean, Talent & Staff Development, Community and External Outreach. She continued,

“I met Julie when she was a freshman, and she impressed me with her maturity, her positive attitude and willingness to learn. One of the things I most appreciate about her is that she actively seeks opportunities to study and learn in different countries and cultures. Julie enhances the Villanova community with her presence and lives the Augustinian ideals of Veritas, Unitas and Caritas every day.”

“Congratulations to both Saachi and Julie for being recognized for their extraordinary achievements during their time at VSB,” said Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD, The Helen and William O’Toole Dean of VSB. “We look forward to following their successful careers as they grow into accomplished business leaders.”


The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is ranked #1 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and its online graduate business programs are ranked #3, and its online MBA program is ranked #9 by U.S. News and World Report. VSB has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to five Centers of Excellence – the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Business Analytics, the Center for Marketing & Consumer Insights and the Center for Church Management – with each designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and applied opportunities for students. VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit