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Shawn M. Standen

'05 VSB

Vice President-Business Banking, Bank of America

Favorite class at VSB and why?

Although I am unable to remember the exact name of the class, my favorite class was a Management class. The students were divided into three teams and were tasked with creating a product to present to Johnson & Johnson. In addition to the product creation, the group was responsible for providing all of the financial and marketing details. Furthermore, each group created a hierarchy to divide the responsibilities amongst the specific departments of the group: management, finance, accounting and marketing.

Most important thing you learned?

Nothing is given, everything is earned. Also, calculating bond durations.

Favorite Villanova memory?

The first and last weeks. Those 14 days were some of the best days of my life!

What are you currently reading?

Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg