Target Audience

  • Rising juniors and seniors and emerging professionals (1-2 years post-undergrad) interested in exploring a future in business
  • People of color, women, LGBTQ, and first-generation students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply
  • Curious learners eager to gain perspective from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and experiences
  • Community leaders, now or in the future, interested in growing skills to lead in their careers and communities

The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota believes that, no matter the industry, focus, or goals of a student, a foundational knowledge of business is a critical component of career development and success.  Through Project Emerge, we strive to introduce diverse groups of students to the fundamentals of business, explain how business applies to individual career interests, and help participants acquire new knowledge.

Programming Highlights

Graphic "Personal Development," "Cultural Development," & "Professional Development"
  • Personal Development
    • Envision yourself in the business world
    • Develop your personal brand with a personality inventory assessment and webinar leadership series
  • Professional Development
    • Gain exposure to functional areas of business
    • Experience functional corporate tours, corporate speaker series, and networking events with Twin Cities students and professionals
    • Receive GMAT education and support
  • Cultural Development
    • Build a diverse community of high-achieving individuals
    • Participate in Carlson School diversity programming events and diversity leadership conferences
    • Join a national community of women (Forté Rising Stars, women)


For more information, email ProjectE@umn.edu


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Project Emerge is designed for people of color, women, LGBTQ, and first-generation students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Sign up to get involved with Project Emerge today!


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