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Keith Cherry

'14 VSB

Lead Cost Analyst, GE Aviation

Favorite class at VSB and why?

My favorite class at VSB was probably Strategic Thinking and Implementation, which I took during my senior year. The real-world applications are the best part of the class, which are done through case studies on well known companies. I felt like the timing was appropriate too, because the class serves as a nice summation of the skills developed in VSB (financial analysis, market analysis, and presentation skills).

Most important thing you learned?

The biggest differentiator at VSB is the tone of ethics and morality that runs throughout the curriculum. VSB does a great job of teaching foundational business skills across a variety of majors, but the biggest thing that I learned is the importance of competing in an ethical way.

Favorite Villanova memory?

Like many, I am a huge basketball fan, so my personal favorite was ESPN College Gameday coming to campus on February 12, 2011. It was my freshman year, so the whole experience was still sinking in. My friends and I woke up at 5:30 a.m. to start standing in line for good seats, even though the show did not start until 9! The spirit and crowd noise during that show and the game versus Pittsburgh later that night were things I will never forget.

What are you currently reading?

I don't read as much as I used to, but a couple on the to-do list are The World is Flat by Tom Friedman and Walk in Their Shoes by Jim Ziolkowski.

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