MBA Alum Provides Scholarships and Mentoring to Undergrad Students
Tim Huebsch, ’07 MBA and alumni board president-elect, benefited tremendously from scholarships as an undergraduate student, and is now imparting that same support to future business leaders. Now in its fourth year, his namesake scholarship is awarded annually to two incoming Carlson School undergraduate students.
Huebsch established the fund to help today’s students take full advantage of the plentiful opportunities they encounter at the school.
“Scholarships free students up to do more of what they’re passionate about,” says Marc Lorimer, ’15 BSB, scholarship recipient and vice president of Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity. Lorimer will be doing healthcare consulting for OptumInsight following graduation this spring. “If I didn’t receive scholarships freshman year, I would have had to pick up two or three jobs, which wouldn’t allow me to pursue all the opportunities that I have.”
Huebsch is not only a benefactor, but a dedicated mentor: He meets with each new scholarship recipient one-on-one and makes himself available on an ongoing basis to offer advice on academics, career development, and more.
“For myself, a scholarship is about more than just the financial piece; it’s about the relationships you build. We all learn from those before us, and we help those who come after us,” he says.
“Tim’s been an invaluable connection for us. I know I can come to Tim at any point in time and ask him for guidance,” says scholarship recipient Nick Kalina, ’17 BSB. Kalina is vice president of the Student Accounting and Finance Association, and will intern at Pine River Capital Management this summer.
The scholarship not only gives students the freedom to explore new opportunities, it reminds them of the importance of giving back in their future careers.
“Tim is a good example of what I look forward to in the future—working for a company that aligns with my values, and using my position to help others,” says scholarship recipient Annika Hempel, ’18 BSB.
For Huebsch, the best part of providing scholarships is seeing the recipients emerge from the Carlson School as confident, capable professionals.
“It’s been amazing watching these students as they progress from being freshmen, to becoming leaders here on campus, to graduating. It’s fun to be able to watch that come together and help in any way possible,” says Huebsch.
For more stories about students, faculty, and alumni, check out the Carlson School magazine