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Jihan Quail ’00

8
“Always speak the truth and you will never have to wonder if you did the right thing.”
“The Kent Place Honor Code, with its principles of respect, ethical behavior, and good judgment, has always guided me to do my best with integrity. Two years ago, while working in high-tech sales in San Francisco, it became clear after several weeks of discussions that my team would not be able to fulfill a client’s requirements, a difficult message to deliver both internally and externally. Knowing the importance of this project, I devised and presented a solution, albeit one that did not have my company as the winning provider. Two weeks later, the client called to tell me that he wanted to sign with us, and that he would modify the launch scope to meet our capabilities. When I asked why, he said that he was impressed at how committed I was to creating a solution, even if it meant losing the deal. I had his best interests at heart and that convinced him to work with our company. Kent Place cultivates in every girl and young woman a strong sense of integrity and respect for others, which has served as a foundation for me throughout my education and career.”

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