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Anna Charles
FT MBA Candidate, Class of 2016

Anna Charles

After working in technology for three years, Anna Charles returned to the Carlson School to pursue her MBA with an emphasis in Marketing. She is currently a board member for the Carlson Marketing Network and a first-year representative for the MBA Association. In her free time, she enjoys long-distance running and finding new adventures in the great state of Minnesota.

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Joe Brucker
FT MBA Candidate, Class of 2016

Joe Brucker

Joe Brucker grew up in small town Wisconsin. He triple majored at Boston University ('07) completing degrees in Neuroscience, Psychology, and Philosophy. He received his Masters in Non-Profit Management from Regis University. After working at the Director level of a hospital foundation, he is now pursing his MBA. He is currently interning at Medtronic in Boulder, Colorado.


Venkatesh Hegde
FT MBA Candidate, Class of 2016

Venkatesh Hegde

Born and raised in Bangalore, India, Venkatesh spent 4 years in the automotive industry before deciding to pursue his MBA at Carlson. He loves technology, and intends to work in the tech industry post business school. He is a board member of the Carlson Consulting Club, and enjoys playing soccer in his free time. A lifelong Arsenal FC fan, he is always game for some soccer banter.

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Soumyadeep "Deep" Ghosh
FT MBA Candidate, Class of 2016

Soumayadeep Ghosh

Deep Ghosh hails from Calcutta, "the City of Joy" in eastern India. Prior to the Carlson School, he worked with one of the biggest steel manufacturers in India, and will be looking to continue work in the same industry after school. He is currently on the Board of Supply Chain & Operations Club and is a Carlson Fellow–and has a soft spot for the Outdoor Adventure Club also.

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Jeff Kan
FT MBA Candidate, Class of 2015

Jeff Kan

Jeff Kan was born in Florida, raised in Virginia, went to school at the University of Virginia, and lived in Washington DC, where he worked in the nonprofit / healthcare sector managing programs and analyzing federal policy for nearly seven years. He then moved to Minneapolis and is now studying marketing and strategy at the Carlson School. Jeff loves basketball, reading, and oddly enough – making PowerPoint slides.

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Amy Jolly
FT MBA Candidate, Class of 2016

Amy Jolly

Amy Jolly was born and raised in Green Bay, WI, and completed her undergrad at the University of Minnesota. She subsequently spent 5 years in sales, and has returned to Carlson to pursue her MBA with an emphasis in Marketing. She is currently a board member for the Carlson Marketing Network and is looking forward to her internship at L'Oreal this summer. She loves the Green Bay Packers, her dog Sophie, and her family and friends (in no particular order).

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Heidi Munion
Carlson School Partner

Heidi Munion

Heidi Munion is not a Carlson School student, but her wagon is hitched to one. She graduated with Physical Education and Coaching degrees – experience that she uses daily as a full-time, stay-at-home mom of two small children. She is an avid reader, baker, and soccer player. Originally from Virginia, she studied in Utah, served a church mission in England, then met her Texan husband and settled down four years ago to start a family. She has been in Minnesota for two years and looks forward to many more.

Pavitra Kumar
FT MBA Candidate, Class of 2016

Pavitra Kumar

Before the Carlson School, Pavitra Kumar worked in London for digital marketing and technology companies developing and implementing global marketing strategies for five years. She moved to Minneapolis, and is now pursuing her MBA with an emphasis on marketing and strategy and is currently a Graduate Volunteer Consultant at the Carlson School. In her free time, she enjoys photography and traveling and has visited 16 cities in the US in just one year.

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Catherine Wang
FT MBA Candidate, Class of 2015

Catherine Wang

Catherine was born in Toronto, Canada, and has lived in several other countries since then (including Taiwan, England, and the US). She previously graduated from Carlson's undergrad program with a Marketing degree and worked in the Twin Cities area for several years after graduation before deciding to pursue an MBA. She worked in the Merchandising and Marketing areas in three different industries prior to school. Catherine interned at Johnson & Johnson this past summer and will be returning there as an Associate Brand Manager after graduation.

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Robert Paulus
FT MBA Candidate, Class of 2015

Robert Paulus

Bobby Paulus was born in Cleveland, OH and was raised in a small town outside the city. He graduated with a BS in Business Administration from Arizona State University, and worked for a digital marketing firm for a year after graduation. He then served in the Marines for seven years as an Infantry officer until this past year when he started at the Carlson School. Bobby interned at Land O'Lakes this summer as an Associate Marketing Manager, and is looking forward to going back after graduation.

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Recent Entries

July 18, 2016

Dear Incoming MBAs:

June 20, 2016

I'm looking back on the recent closing of Up-Close event with fond memories. What a great ending to an awesome, well-organized event! It was a delight to see and meet new faces filled with enthusiasm and energy. I had signed up for and attended the last dinner event at TCF Stadium on Friday.

June 20, 2016

One of my favorite experiences in business school has been the study aboard component.

June 8, 2016

“I’m a full-time student – Carlson is the school”. Once again, I’m in an interview with an investment bank, trying to explain the Carlson Funds Enterprise and that I’m “not a full-time analyst”.

June 8, 2016

“I’m a full-time student – Carlson is the school”. Once again, I’m in an interview with an investment bank, trying to explain the Carlson Funds Enterprise and that I’m “not a full-time analyst”.