The Consortium recruiting season is in full swing. Members of the Consortium recruiting team are already answering questions at a blistering pace, and soon, they’ll be hitting the road to host a number of recruiting events we have lined up.
Since most of The Consortium recruiting team is new, we thought it would be a good idea to introduce you to the entire team, which includes Director of Recruiting Danni Young and her team: Kaylan Gaines, Victoria Wayne and Kristin Laney.
St. Louis, Mo. (The Show-Me State)
Education: Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Mo., bachelor’s degree in business administration; Washington University in St. Louis, MBA
- My business card says I’m … director, recruiting.
- What I actually do is … develop the recruitment strategy to attract outstanding MBA candidates and connect them with our top-tier MBA programs.
- People are surprised when they find out that I … love, love, love cats, blackjack and crab legs — in that exact order.
- I wish you wouldn’t ask me to … cook. I absolutely can’t. End of story.
- The best part of my job is … meeting intelligent, motivated and enthusiastic students from all walks of life! And of course, helping carry out the mission of The Consortium.
- You and I will probably interact when … I’m in a city near you attending a conference or hosting our MAPS event. Don’t be a stranger, feel free to say “Hey, Danni!”
St. Louis, Mo.
Education: Webster University, Webster Groves, Mo., master of arts in teaching, with an emphasis in educational technology, and a bachelor of arts in communications
- My business card says I’m … director of application systems.
- What I actually do is … co-direct the recruiting team. My focus is the operations and technical side of the recruiting department. I manage the application system for the MBA program, work with member schools and provide project management leadership on systems implementation.
- People are surprised when they find out that I … love to read several books a week; I grew up doing outdoor activities like rock climbing, rappelling, spelunking and boot camps; and I am a second-generation comic book collector.
- I wish you wouldn’t ask me to … be anywhere around or smell oranges, tangerines, etc. I am highly allergic, even to the skin. Lemons, limes or other citrus fruits, however, do not cause a reaction.
- The best part of my job is … speaking with applicants and working with member schools. It is great to work toward the mission and vision of The Consortium each day. I enjoy being a part of helping the business world grow into a more diverse environment.
- You and I will probably interact when … you reach out for information about The Consortium or questions about the application process.
St. Louis, Mo.
Education: Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, Wis., master of arts in educational leadership and bachelor of arts in communications
- My business card says I’m … manager, recruiting.
- What I actually do is … manage multiple projects of the recruiting cycle at The Consortium and assist with developing recruitment strategies to attract prospective MBA candidates and guide them through the process of applying to our top-tier MBA programs.
- People are surprised when they find out that I … write poetry.
- I wish you wouldn’t ask me to … drink room-temperature beverages.
- The best part of my job is … guiding prospective MBA candidates through the various stages of the application process and helping them develop confidence in making a choice regarding an important step for their future. I also enjoy playing a part in promoting the mission of The Consortium to the public.
- You and I will probably interact when … you call or email about The Consortium’s application process and mission.
Education: Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Mo., bachelor of arts in history
- My business card says I’m … application processor.
- What I actually do is … manage applications and make sure that prospective students have what they need so they can reach their membership/fellowship goals.
- People are surprised when they find out that I … am a professional wrestling fan. I’ve been to more than 10 live events, including two Wrestlemania events. My family and I have been watching it together for almost 10 years, and it’s a great way for us to bond!
- I wish you wouldn’t ask me to … have anything to do with olives. I don’t want to see, smell or taste them in any fashion!
- The best part of my job is … working together with great people to make a difference in the lives of students. It’s incredibly fulfilling to work in this position, knowing that we are making the world more diverse and accepting.
- You and I will probably interact when … you call/email with application questions or I contact you with inquiries of my own.