Introducing the Newest Poets & Quants Best and Brightest Business Majors

Questrom Seniors Kelly Shao and Atharva Mhatre were named Poets & Quants 2024 Best and Brightest Business Majors!


Atharva Mhatre, from Mumbai, India, is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance & a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He will be working for Moelis & Company as an Investment Banking Analyst after graduation. During his time at BU Questrom, Atharva led the BU Finance & Investment Club as the President and VP of Investment Research. Atharva says, “We became the largest club on campus, grew our assets under management (AUM) to over $1.1 million, hosted multiple speaker events attended by 300+ students and professors consistently, and enhanced recruitment outcomes through increased alumni engagement and a revamped mentorship program.” Atharva’s fun fact is that he has a picture with Toto Wolff and is briefly featured in one of Mercedes F1 Team’s reels. Read more about Atharva Mhatre on the Poets & Quants page here! 

Kelly Shao, from Montgomery, New Jersey, is graduating with a Bachelors in Business Administration with concentrations in Information Systems and Strategy. During her time at BU Questrom, Kelly was the first female President of the BU Consulting Group and Vice President of the BU Guerrilla Marketing Society, among other leadership positions. Kelly says, “Through my two-and-a-half years in the [the BU Consulting Group], I went from being a student in the educational programs to being the first female president the club has ever had. As President, my team and I grew the club to a record high membership while increasing the number of employer events and taking our annual consulting conference to new heights…” Kelly’s fun fact is that she has been to twelve different countries. Read more about Kelly Shao on the Poets & Quants page here! 



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