• Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 11:30am

    February 1st Tuesday featuring Christian Rudder, President & Co-Founder, OKCupid
    The Data of Human Interaction: What It Looks Like and What You Can Do With It

    Christian Rudder is the co-founder and president of OkCupid, one of the largest dating sites in the world. He leads operations of the company, while also heading a small data-mining team that scours the digital universe for meaningful trends on OkCupid, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and more. Rudder first begansharing his research on OKCupid’s blog, OKTrends, which was not only read by millions of people, but also changed the way companies approach data as a media relations strategy. His research and findings have been featured repeatedly in The New York Times, Harper’s, and The Atlantic.

    Rudder holds a BA in mathematics from Harvard University. He began his career as the creative director for SparkNotes, a sort of 21st century Cliff’s Notes for the Internet, which was sold to Barnes & Noble in 2001. In his hugely anticipated new book, Dataclysm, he uses data derived from online channels to study human behavior. 


    The Carlson School of Management's 1st Tuesday Speaker Series began in 1992 to provide an opportunity for alumni and friends of the Carlson School to continue their management education. The 1st Tuesday Speaker Series features top executives addressing hot topics in business and leadership.

    Held on the first Tuesday of every month at the McNamara Alumni Center, the program attracts alumni and business leaders from throughout the corporate community, and has become an attractive spot for professionals in the metropolitan area to network.

  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 12:00pm

    Let us treat you to lunch! It's a great way to learn more about the Carlson MBA Programs in an informal group setting and at a location convenient for you. Great for people who are looking to understand what it's like to be a student at the Carlson School.

    St. Paul Grill
    350 N. Market Street, St. Paul

    Registration for lunch events will only be accepted for prospective students who have not yet attended a Lunch with Carlson. Registration is required at least one day prior to the lunch.

  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 5:30pm

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Carlson School's Graduate Business Career Center Director, Maggie Tomas, to speak on Executive Presence.  Drinks and appetizers to follow.

    Open to all MBA alumni. Friends and partners welcome.

    Contact Carlson School Alumni Relations by e-mail at or by phone at 612.626.1401 with questions.


  • Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 5:30pm

    Join MN Cup and the Minnesota food/ag/bev community for EAT: Entrepreneurs At the Table, Growing the food innovation network in MN on Feb 5 at Green Acres Event Center in Eden Praire. The evening will include local food, networking and an update from our 2014 MN Cup food finalists. In addition to the program and networking, the event will feature 28 food/ag/beverage companies, past and future MN Cup applicants, sampling and selling product.


    Agenda: 5:30 p.m. Event Begins

    6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Program

    •Welcome from Steven Schussler (Creator of Rain Forest Cafe, Green Acres Owner)

    •Food/Ag/Bev Division Update from General Mills, 301 Inc.

    •Updates from 2014 MN Cup Food Finalists

    7:00 p.m. Networking Resumes

    8:00 p.m. Event Concludes Confirmed


    Exhibitors: Cool Jerk Fresh Bar Fresh With Edge Gardip Heather's Dirty Goodness Hot Indian Foods Jonny Pops Juice So Good Kakookies Philia Foods Punk Rawk Labs Trovita Health WholeMe

  • Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 5:30pm

    Join us for a networking event and presentation on "Millennials, Short-Terminism, and the Changing Culture of Corporate America Business." Cultural anthropologist Karen Ho, Ph.D., who prior to getting her degree worked as an internal management consultant at Bankers Trust, will share her perspective on how the broader shifts in finance have not only changed corporate America, but also changed work and employment as we know it.

    Location: Carlson School of Management, Executive Center

    5:30 – 6:00 Hors d'oeuvres & drinks
    6:00 – 7:00 Presentation

    $25 registration includes hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and parking voucher.