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Dara Roughley

'16 VSB

Investment Associate, Hennion & Walsh

Favorite class at VSB and why?

My favorite class at VSB was Competitive Effectiveness, one of the core classes within the program. This class was designed as a large group project and offered an opportunity to work with a well-known corporation, such as Hershey. It provided experience in teamwork, organization, scheduling and professionalism.

Most important thing you learned?

The most important thing that I learned through my experiences at VSB is the value of networking. Especially in the workforce today, being able to build relationships with others can go very far. VSB offered many opportunities to network throughout my years there, and I am glad that I was able to take advantage of them.

Favorite Villanova memory?

My favorite Villanova memory was winning the NCAA Tournament National Championship my senior year. My father is also a Villanova alumni, so I have grown up rooting for the 'Cats. The timing of this success, along with being ranked the #1 Business School by Bloomberg, was the perfect ending to my amazing four years at Villanova.

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Every Town is a Sports Town by George Bodenheimer, telling the journey of his climb from the mailroom of the ESPN headquarters to the position as President of ESPN.

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