6 Consortium students among Poets & Quants’ ‘best and brightest’ for 2017

Once again, Poets & Quants has highlighted its annual list of the “Best and Brightest MBAs,” this time for the class of 2017. The list of 100 students from business schools internationally includes six Consortium alumni from this year’s class — students who started their MBA journey at the 49th Annual Orientation Program & Career Forum in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2015, and who are now walking out with MBAs and career opportunities ahead of them.

“Open. Passionate. Imaginative. Steadfast. These are virtues that united many of this year’s Best & Brightest MBAs,” wrote Poets & Quants in its feature story on the list. The publication contacted 63 MBA programs from the publication’s ranking of top MBA programs and schools were invited to submit up to four students for consideration.

Poets & Quants “did suggest that the schools nominate students who exemplified the ideals of their programs, with measures potentially including ‘academic prowess, extracurricular achievements, innate intangibles and potential, or their unusual personal stories.'”

Nominated students then had to complete an extensive questionnaire before the publication winnowed down the list from 237 submissions to 100 honorees. These are the Consortium students who made the cut. Congratulations to all of them. Click through the students’ names to read the Poets & Quants write-up about them.

Name School Hometown Employer
 Hady Barry  U.C. Berkeley (Haas)  Conakry, Guinea  Undecided
 David A. Distant  University of Rochester (Simon)  Hartsdale, NY  Citi
 Laju Obasaju  USC (Marshall)  Bellmore, NY  AT&T
 Holly Price  University of Michigan (Ross)  Houston, TX  McKinsey
 Tahira Taylor  Georgetown (McDonough)  Detroit, MI  WPP MBA Fellowship
 Colleen Thomas  UCLA (Anderson)  South Holland, IL  Accenture Strategy

Pictured above: The Consortium students from the class of 2017 named among Poets & Quants’ “best and the brightest” in the class. Clockwise from top left: Hady Barry, Berkeley; David A. Distant, Rochester; Laju Obasaju, USC; Colleen Thomas, UCLA; Tahira Taylor, Georgetown; andHolly Price, Michigan.