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. The Carlson school had a very thorough preparation class prior to departure. In it, we discussed the political, social, and economic climates of the countries that we were going to visit. The professor arranged a series of guest speakers, training modules, and culture assessments to help us orient ourselves.

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. Have I piqued your interest? Then allow me to take you on a journey to China.

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. As a career switcher, I hadn’t decided on my industry or function even after my first semester and admittedly didn’t know “what I want to be when I grow up.” The Carlson Consulting Enterprise has allowed me to explore a variety of interesting career paths including management consulting, supply chain operations and product management.

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. As a career-changer looking to move into CPG brand marketing, I knew it was going to take real experience to bridge my knowledge and skill gaps. The Enterprise program, especially, set me up for success to land my MBA dream job as an Associate Marketing Manager at General Mills.

November 6, 2017

I am a career accelerator in my MBA journey, I have done B2B marketing in my past work experience and would be doing the same post my graduation. However, like most marketing specialists I didn’t join Brand Enterprise but rather selected Ventures.Why did I do so? Enterprises at Carlson to me are mini-organizations or rather playing fields that give you an opportunity to experiment and practice business problems in a laboratory setting. They are like real-world simulations, where you have a real business with a real problem but the one thing that is different is ‘risk’.

September 11, 2017

For MBA candidates pursuing an internship in consulting, a lot of (read: every waking second of every single day from the time you show up on campus in August through mid-January) focus is placed on preparing for interviews. I was definitely no exception to this rule, especially going into recruiting as a candidate that passed straight to grad school without taking time to build what is commonly referred to as “experience,” but looks a lot more like two years at a job you sort-of hate. I digress.