Two Class of ’19 BBAs Selected as “Best and Brightest” Undergraduate Business Majors

by Anna Martinez|

Congratulations to Neha Husein and Sam Jacobson, both BBA ’19, named by Poets and Quants for Undergrads among the “Best and Brightest Undergraduate Business Majors” from the nation’s top 50 business schools. Each school was asked to nominate two Class of 2019 BBA students and present supporting evidence showing their strong leadership abilities. The publication includes this annual feature “to inspire current and potential students...both in terms of pursuing business as a career and what it takes to be a student who sets the bar for their peers.”


Neha is from Carrollton, Texas and a marketing and human rights major. She developed an app called “Just Drive,” to end distracted driving after having been rear-ended by a driver that was texting. A Caswell Leadership Fellow, Neha serves as an RA in the Kathy Crow Commons and as the marketing and social media coordinator of the Embrey Human Rights Program. As an Engaged Learning Fellow, she conducted research on diversity and inclusion at the University of Kwazulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.


Sam is a finance major who specializes in alternative asset management. A native of Orlando, Florida, Sam describes himself as a “native Floridian, reluctant Texan.” He holds numerous leadership roles on campus, including serving as an associate and teaching assistant in the EnCap Investments and LCM Group Alternative Asset Management Center; a Cox Career Management Center Peer Coach; a Cox BBA Ambassador; SMU chapter president and PR chair for Habitat for Humanity, and much more.

Read more about Neha and Sam on page 4 of the article linked below.


Additionally, Neha is highlighted in a follow-up story about the Poets and Quants’ “Best and Brightest” that appears in Forbes’ online publication: