Jay Patel

Major: Business administration, concentration in financeJay Patel

Graduation year: 2011

Employer: Emory Healthcare

Clubs/Organizations you were a part of at GGC: Student Government Association, Finance Club, Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS), Indian Cultural Exchange

How has GGC helped prepare you for where you are today?
I work in hospital administration at Emory Healthcare, and I have been able to apply what I have learned in the classroom and outside of the classroom to navigate my personal and professional life. My finance degree paired with my love for healthcare has allowed me to be a strong hospital administrator and has given me a tangible financial skill-set that I use every day. Through my roles in student engagement, I have been able to leverage what I learned about politics, people and project management into intangibles that allow me to maneuver seamlessly through the complexities of hospital administration.

Favorite memory about GGC: Hands-down, OLAS's student events were unrivaled. It felt as if the entire school showed up, and it helped break all barriers of cultural diversity, but also allowed for students in cross-discipline majors build relationships.