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Two Rotman MBAs Named Among the World’s Best and Brightest for 2021.

May 10, 2021

Toronto – Two graduating MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have been named to the Poets&Quants “Best & Brightest MBAs” list that honours 100 of the world's most accomplished students from the Class of 2021.

Caley Laxer, MBA’21, and Andie Poile, MBA’21 were selected to the list by Poets&Quants, who received nominations of students from 68 of the world’s leading MBA programs.

Laxer, who has accepted a full time position with Bain & Company, served as President of the Management Consulting Association.

“In a year like no other, Caley stepped up and her efforts helped contribute to an incredibly successful year for our students seeking jobs in consulting,” says Prof. Joe Milner, Vice-Dean, MBA Programs. “Starting last summer and continuing throughout the year, Caley and her team produced more than 20 virtual events including multiple case prep boot camps, seminars on the basics of consulting, and lunch and learns on topics such as how to approach case and behavioural interviews.”

Poile held a number of student leadership roles, including Vice-President with the Graduate Business Council. Her work placed on emphasis on the health and wellbeing of her classmates and she also devoted time to issues around Equity, Diversity & Inclusion as a Co-Founder of Students Against anti-Black Racism.

“Compassion, empathy, and a willingness to always see the best in others, the Rotman Community has benefited enormously from Andie’s many contributions – in fact, every MBA program in the world would benefit from having an “Andie P” in their class,” says Neel Joshi, Director, Student Life & International Experience.

Profiles of Laxer and Pollie are online as well as the main story on the “Best & Brightest” from Poets&Quants.

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Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
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