Carlson School Alumni in front of Minneapolis skyline

Carlson School Alumni

With more than 50,000 members in 78 countries, the Carlson School alumni network forms a cross-section of some of the world's most influential business leaders. Discover new opportunities to grow your network, give back to the School, take advantage of opportunities for professional development, and more.

Alumni in Action

Josh Brook discusses his work with start-up Playtabase, and how he's marketing a tech product that improves lives.

Give to the Max Day 2015

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Because of you, we exceeded our goal, earned the $25,000 match, and brought over $50,000 to current students. Check back in the coming days for the final results.

Thank you to all who donated, including Chip Glaser, '75 BSB and KC Glaser, '07 BSB who generously sponsored the $25,000 match. Your collective support of the Annual Fund will have an immediate impact on our talented students. For more information, visit

Alumni in the News

Asha Sharma Featured in Star Tribune

Asha Sharma, ‘11 BSB, was recently featured in the Star Tribune Sunday Conversation column. Sharma detailed her career at Microsoft and her new role as the COO of Porch, a home services portal.

Alumni Start-Up Featured in Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Matt Stang, ‘13 BSB; Joe Hau, ‘13 BSB; and Mike Hau, ‘15 BSB were featured in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal for founding Swannies, a casual golf sandal company. Swannies just ended a $20,000 Kickstarter campaign and is now shipping orders.

Alumni Launch Hard Cider Start-Up

David O’Neill, ’15 BSB; and Gunnar Scharf, ’15 BSB co-founded hard cider company Northern Ciderworks through their group’s senior capstone project. Their first cider, Lionheart, can now be found in five liquor stores across the metro.

Bill Walter Receives University of Minnesota Outstanding Achievement Award

H. William “Bill” Walter, ’72 MBA, is the 2015 winner of the University of Minnesota's Outstanding Achievement Award. This award is the highest honor bestowed by the University of Minnesota and is given to those former students who have shown distinction in their chosen fields and demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership.

Additionally, Walter will be honored by the National Parks Conservation Association for his activities on behalf of the country’s National Parks over the past 35 years.