The Carlson School New York Regional Club, led by Craig Seitel '88 MBA, is now in its fourth year. During that time, it has grown into a tremendous networking organization. The club is comprised of four committees, covering different areas of outreach.
Mentoring Committee - This committee manages the process of identifying recent undergraduates and graduates who have relocated to the New York area and coupling them with local alumni in order to provide personal and professional support. This serves as a means of creating a networking platform as these new graduates transition in the New York lifestyle. "Our aim is to build on our tremendous network to bring alumni from various classes and stages in their careers and lives together," says Laura Carter, '07 BSB, who leads this committee with Melanie Mitchell, '98 BSB. Each mentee is offered two mentors, a recent graduate and a more seasoned alumnus, who can provide personal and professional support as they transition to life in the area.
Formal Events Committee - This group helps promote, organize, raise capital, and help prepare agendas for the summer and fall Carlson School alumni events. One of these is the annual Boathouse event held in Central Park.
Promotional Committee - This group helps create awareness of the new chapter, reaches out to New York alumni, coordinates happy hours and other social events, and acts as a liaison with the University of Minnesota New York alumni chapter. This group has organized outings to Twins/Yankees and Twins/Mets games.
Guest Speaker Committee - This group organizes informal discussions and presentations on different topics from various people in the business community, be they Carlson School graduates or not.
If you are interested in starting a Carlson School regional club in your area, contact Director of Alumni Relations Todd Gordon at email@example.com.