2019 Best & Brightest: Lauren Nobile, Miami University (Farmer)

Lauren Nobile

Miami University, Farmer School of Business

“I run on coffee and chaos.”

Fun fact about yourself: I lose everything that I touch. I am convinced it is a curse or disease of some sort.

Hometown: Columbus, OH

High School: Olentangy Orange High School

Major: Finance

Minor: Business Analytics

Favorite Business Course: ACC333 Creating, Using, and Communicating Performance Measurement Information to Improve Business Decision Making

Extracurricular Activities, Community Work and Leadership Roles During College:

Honors:

Regional Alpha Kappa Psi Innovator of the Year, Miami University Student Leader of the Year Nominee, President’s List Fall ‘15 & ‘16, Dean’s List Spring ‘15, ‘17 & ‘18

Extracurricular:

Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity: Founder and Head of Analytics Committee 

  • East Bridge Consultancy: Director of New Member Education, Project Manager
  • Jacob Schwartz Tutoring: Tutor
  • Women In Finance: Member
  • Alpha Phi: Member

Where have you interned during your college career?

  • Deloitte Consulting: Mergers and Acquisitions Summer Scholar, Cincinnati OH
  • Nationwide Insurance: Internal Audit Intern, Columbus OH
  • IBM’s Dayhuff Group: Marketing Intern, Worthington OH

Where will you be working after graduation? Bain & Company, Associate Consultant

Who is your favorite professor? Janice Taylor. Jan helps students discover their true potential, and then gives them the courage and guidance to bring that potential to fruition. She is truly one of a kind.

What did you enjoy most about your business school? The thing I most enjoyed about The Farmer School of Business is the culture. Farmer favors the bold. As students, we are constantly encouraged to forge our own path and approach the world ambitiously and inquisitively.

What has surprised you most about majoring in business? I don’t think I realized how unique the study of business was. Throughout my time at Farmer, I’ve learned that business is the intersection of science and art. It applies creative skill and imagination in a continuous cycle of observation and experimentation. Moreover, it is the most interactive forms of art – as each of us touches business every single day, with everything we do.

“If I didn’t major in business, I would be majoring in or studying…Chemistry, pre-med. My biggest draw to a degree in business is that it gives me the opportunity to come up with creative solutions for complex problems, which can ultimately make a positive impact on the world. I think that being a Doctor would allow me to do this as well, with a different kind of stakes.”

Who most influenced your decision to pursue business in college? My dad, Frank Nobile, influenced me to pursue business. Since I was little, I have been coming up with “inventions”. My dad was always the first person I would tell my ideas. Some inventions were product ideas, while others were different ways that I thought things should be done. My dad would listen, challenge and most importantly, legitimize my ideas. He gave me the encouragement I needed to recognize and pursue my entrepreneurial drive.

Which academic, extracurricular or personal achievement are you most proud of? I created the Analytics Committee within my professional business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi. During my freshman year internship with Dayhuff Group, I ran a marketing campaign around IBM’s Watson Analytics. As I worked to sell the idea of data-driven decision-making to different industry leaders, I sold it to myself. Upon returning to Miami, I recognized that many of my business fraternity’s objectives could be completed more effectively if we were to use data to inform our decisions and evaluate performance. Moreover, I realized that many students, from all majors, could benefit from learning the conceptual and technical aspects of a data-driven approach to business. In creating this committee, I was able to fundamentally change the way that people viewed decisions and solve problems. It is now the largest committee in our business fraternity and continues to champion the value of a data-driven mindset.

Which classmate do you most admire? Chris Arihilam. He takes the time to truly know and form genuine relationships with his classmates. He uplifts his peers in a way that makes each of them feel like they are loved, appreciated, and special. In college, there is a constant ebb-and-flow of stress, self-doubt, and pressure. It is students like him that keep us grounded through it all.

Who would you most want to thank for your success? My mother. My mom is the person who shaped me at my core. Her guidance throughout my life has instilled within me the values that make me, me. No matter what I am going through, she has always been there to remind me of who I am.  “Success” would be completely worthless if I were to lose this, which is why I am so grateful for her.

What are the top two items on your bucket list?

  1. Travel the world
  2. Attend a live Bobby Flay cooking show

What are your hobbies? I love to cook, travel and do ZUMBA!

What made Lauren such an invaluable addition to the Class of 2019?

“Lauren is a very gifted young woman. She has the rare ability to be proficient and comfortable with numbers, but she can also see the big picture, so strategy comes easily to her. These talents were apparent in my Honors Marketing Principles class as she worked on the client project, but as she participated in case competitions, she honed these skills.  She will be an asset to Bain as she begins her career with them over the summer.  More personally, Lauren has helped me tremendously with my Consulting class and demonstrated her leadership ability by leading the group of teaching assistants who help with the class. Without being asked, she created a schedule for the class and helped me arrange guest speakers for the students. I am going to miss her when she graduates in May.”

Jan Taylor
Associate Lecturer of Marketing