The Carlson School catches up with an MBA alum, an undergraduate student, and a finance professor to talk books, dreams, and memories.  

Kendell Poch, '11 MBA

Kendell Poch

International Tax Consultant, KPMG

What are you reading?
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth. In March, I had a baby who is still working on sleeping through the night, so between working, grad school (I came back to the Carlson School for my Masters of Business Taxation after my MBA), and an infant at home, I am desperate for sleep at this point!

What is your dream job?
I would like to continue working in international tax at KPMG while also being an adjunct faculty member at the Carlson School. I was a graduate TA during my MBA and MBT and would love to come back to Carlson to teach in the future!

What is your favorite memory as a student?
I would have to say being the commencement speaker at graduation. It was definitely an amazing experience.

Malik Day, '17 BSB Malik Day

What are you reading?
How to Be a Consultant. Right now the author is writing about how he worked for Deloitte.

What is your dream job?
That’s a hard question. I have been looking at consulting, so I’d say an actuarial consultant. Or an investment banker.

What is your favorite memory as a student?
I would say the first day in the Carlson School. It made me feel official.

Frederico Belo Frederico Belo

Assistant Professor, Finance

What are you reading?
The Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted the Economy by Casey Mulligan.

What is your dream job?
Formula One driver.

What is your favorite memory as a student?
Meeting my wife. We went to the same university but only met during a summer internship a year before we graduated. We have been together ever since.

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