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Play a direct role in molding tomorrow’s business leaders. By connecting with Carlson School students and fellow alumni through volunteer opportunities, you can share your expertise to encourage student development, foster the Carlson alumni community, and more! Contact Carlson School Alumni Relations at carlsonlumni@umn.edu for questions or more information.

With Students

Lend your time to support current Carlson School students. Opportunities include traditional mentorship programs for undergraduates, MHRIR, or MILI students, but also sharing your knowledge with a class or hosting students at your company to learn more about what you do. It is also great opportunity to grow professionally and build your Carlson School network. Learn more and apply or register today!

In Your Region

National Chapters

Connect with your fellow alumni across the nation! Carlson School chapters  provide networking opportunities, instill pride to their members, and create opportunities to connect back to Carlson. Chapters are currently located in the following cities:

  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area

Get involved or start a chapter wherever you are!

International Chapters

Serve as an ambassador for alumni internationally! The Carlson School Alumni Network spans 102 countries worldwide, with Alumni Chapters in China and Warsaw. Join an existing international chapter or start your own. 

With an Affinity Network

Carlson’s affinity networks foster a culture of lifelong engagement and build a community of alumni dedicated to helping one another succeed. The affinity networks program provides opportunities for alumni to network, attend lifelong learning events, advance careers, and build the visibility of the School.

Sign up and be part of these current affinity networks:

  • Alumni of Color
  • Carlson Women Connect
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans

At Your Company

Network, learn, socialize, and stay connected with the Carlson School community within your organization. Corporate chapters allow you to meet more people within your large organization and bring the Carlson School to work. Learn more and join!

On a Board

Lend your skills and experience to shape the future of the Carlson School. By joining a volunteer board, you get access to special events, advise the executive team on crucial issues, act as an ambassador to prospective students, mentor emerging students, and much more.

  • Board of Advisors
  • Alumni Board
  • GOLD (undergraduate alumni) Board 
  • Want to Serve on a Carlson School Board? Contact Sarah Oehler at soehler@umn.edu.

For Your Reunion Class

Volunteers are the key to creating a Reunion that is vibrant, enjoyable, and memorable. You can help by inspiring programming that appeals to the specific interests of your class and reaching out to classmates to encourage them to come back to the Carlson School they love to celebrate. Be part of driving the success of the Class Reunion by joining a Reunion Committee

Update Your Information

To stay up to date on all of the ways to volunteer with the Carlson School, make sure we know how to contact you! Update your information at update.umn.edu.

Contact Alumni