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May 10, 2021 | Volunteer & Awards

Graduating Rotman students Caley Laxer and Andie Poile named among the world’s best and brightest MBAs for 2021

By Ken McGuffin

Side-by-side images of Caley Laxer and Andie Poile, both smiling.

Andie Poile (left) and Caley Laxer (right), who are graduating this June, are being lauded for their incredible leadership as students at U of T's Rotman School of Management.

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 and Andie Poile (both to be MBA 2021), 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 well-being 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 Poile are online as well as the main story on the “Best & Brightest” from Poets&Quants.