Two Elon seniors among ‘Best & Brightest Business Majors’ for 2022

Business education news outlet Poets&Quants honored Meredith MacKenzie ’22 and Lilly Rothschild ’22 in its “100 Best & Brightest Business Majors of 2022.”

Martha and Spencer Love School of Business seniors Meredith MacKenzie ’22 and Lilly Rothschild ’22 are among the 100 seniors honored in Poets&Quants’ “Best & Brightest Business Majors of 2022.”

Entering its seventh year, the “Best & Brightest” list features seniors from Poets&Quants’ Top 50 undergraduate business schools who embody the best in business education. The business education news outlet ranked the Love School of Business No. 35 in the nation in its “Best Undergraduate Business Schools of 2022” list.

“Best & Brightest” students were selected based on factors such as academic excellence, extracurricular leadership, personal character, innate potential and overall impact on the program.

Meredith MacKenzie smiling
Meredith MacKenzie ’22

During her time at Elon, MacKenzie served as lead math tutor, Beta Gamma Sigma vice president, The Village Project tutor, Catholic Campus Ministry lector, Business Fellows Elon 101 peer education, and Alpha Xi Delta member. After graduation, the finance and business analytics double major will join Wells Fargo Securities as an investment banking analyst.

When asked by Poets&Quants’ about the biggest lesson gained from studying business, MacKenzie answered, “the importance of cross-functional teams.”

“Business is a constant game of discovering problems and developing solutions, assessing risk and mitigating it,” the Business Fellow wrote. “A diverse team is necessary to offer unique perspectives and solutions and understand how a decision will impact the entirety of the business.”

Read MacKenzie’s full Poets&Quants profile here.

Lilly Rothschild smiling
Lilly Rothschild ’22

Rothschild, a finance major and Leadership Fellow, will join Ernst and Young as an analyst in the Financial Services Organization Business Consulting Program after graduation.

Her time at Elon has included involvement in Alpha Kappa Psi, Sigma Sigma Sigma, the 2022 Venture Capital Investment Competition and Elon’s University Innovation Fellows. She also serves as lead scholar intern for the Doherty Center for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

In response to Poets&Quants’ question about what surprised her the most about majoring in business, Rothschild wrote: “I didn’t anticipate that, as a business major, the most impactful learning would take place when I was able to connect the theories, concepts, and lessons from inside the classroom to my professional experiences. I am constantly surprised by how applicable and pragmatic each of my classes are when paired with initiative in a ‘real world’ setting.”

Read Rothschild’s full Poets&Quants profile here.