Meet Our Bloggers

Peter Ryan

FT MBA Candidate, Class of 2018

Peter Ryan












Peter Ryan is a full-time MBA candidate in the Class of 2018 with an emphasis on marketing and entrepreneurship management. He previously lived in Milwaukee with his wife Betsy and is currently an intern at Thrivent.

Debjani Mallick

FT MBA Candidate, Class of 2018


Debjani Mallick is specializing in Supply Chain & Operations and will be joining Carlisle in a general management role upon graduation. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a Consultant at Veolia and as an Energy Manager at the City of Philadelphia. Debjani has degrees in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Environmental Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. 

Samuel Gillmer

FT MBA Candidate, Class of 2018


Sam Gillmer is a member of the Carlson Ventures Enterprise. He is specializing in corporate strategy and entrepreneurship. He comes from a background in product management and interned this past summer as a Senior Product Manager for Amazon. Sam Gillmer recently visited China for his Global experience through the Carlson Global Institute’s Global Business Practicum in China. 

Recent Entries

March 23, 2018

International experience is a requirement of the Carlson MBA program. That can take the form of a study abroad program or a “glocal” course focused on global commerce. The most popular choice among full-time students is to go on a two-week faculty-led trip over winter break of their second year.

March 4, 2018

I registered for the Argentina/Chile study abroad because I wanted to bridge the gap between the theory and application of my marketing knowledge. The location appealed to me as well as I had studied Spanish for 6 years and have a strong appreciation for Latin American culture.

February 21, 2018

I recently traveled to China through the Carlson Global Institute’s Global Business Practicum in China. On this trip, I spent seven days in Shanghai, four days in Guangzhou, and one sleepless night in Hong Kong. I won’t bury the lead; it was an incredible, eye-opening trip.

November 30, 2017

Before enrolling in Carlson’s FT MBA program, I knew I wanted to advance my career quickly by stepping into a management role with a larger corporation but didn’t know which path I should take.

November 11, 2017

The Carlson School’s trailblazing focus on weaving experiential learning throughout its core curriculum was the perfect fit for my MBA goals. Prior to Carlson, I worked as an urban planning consultant in the transportation industry.