Studdard, Drew


Hometown: New Braunfels, TX
Employer: North Carolina Furniture Direct
Title: Executive Assistant
Major: Management
Graduated: Spring 2017
Favorite Warren Buffett Quote: “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”

What did you like best about your time in Bulldog Investment Company?

What I liked best about my time with Bulldog Investment Company was Dave holding not only myself, but everyone in the program accountable to be well informed and prepared for every meeting. Friday afternoons were my favorite time of the week while at TLU because that was the time we held our meetings. The program gave me the opportunity to polish my presentation skills, and the ability to identify a good company from a bad company.

What did you like least about your time in Bulldog Investment Company?

What I liked least about my time with Bulldog were the sleepless nights trying to piece together a presentation with my group members, but I honestly enjoyed those nights. 

Why should current students participate in Bulldog Investment Company?

Current students should participate in Bulldog for the opportunity to gain valuable skills for business, critical thinking, research, professional speaking, and financial investment knowledge. Besides learning these great qualities, when joining Bulldog Investment Company, a student is surrounding him or herself with like minded mentors and classmates who all push each other for further success.

What aspects of Bulldog Investment Company prepared you for the “real world?”

The constant preparation, communication, and research demanded to be successful in this program is what prepared for the “real world.” Being held accountable to meet a deadline, and not only meeting a deadline, but over delivering while meeting the deadline.

How did Bulldog Investment Company help you obtain a job?

My time spent with the Bulldog Investment Program helped me obtain a job by helping me develop a refined sense of professionalism. By critiquing my presentation skills, helping me become a better critical thinker, and never asking a question without first attempting to solve the question myself.

If you had all the power in the world to change anything about the Bulldog Investment Company – what would it be?

If I had all the power in the world to make a change to the Bulldog Investment Company, I wouldn’t. Bulldog is structured incredibly well and is so unique it’s own way. I just wish I could attend every Friday meeting forever.