June 21, 2017

Before business school, I worked as a project manager in the medical IT world. For most of that time, I traveled and implemented electronic health records at healthcare organizations across the country. Eventually, I found myself wanting a position that required a little more creative problem-solving and strategic thinking which is how I wound up in business school at Carlson, concentrating in marketing.

March 1, 2017

Carlson is famous for its academic rigor. Unlike other schools, the first semester at Carlson is much more intense as we have 20 credits. It is time consuming, stressful, annoying and made me wonder at times whether I am at a school that quite weirdly lays focus on a lesser important aspect of B-school – academics. However, I am so happy to be proven wrong. As I am typing this blog out, most of the schools are closed for the winter break. 

February 9, 2017

Before arriving at Carlson, I started hearing the rumour that, “The grades don’t matter.” I had never heard of such a thing in any previous academic context. I had always fought hard for a 4.0 GPA, and I didn’t see myself doing any differently in Business school. I wasn’t about to take this phrase that was being tossed around at face value.

December 5, 2016

I have seen Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on over a dozen occasions, but last weekend, at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, it was as though I was seeing the show for the first time. The fantastic set of cobblestones and storefronts transported me from my theater seat in 2016 straight into Victorian England to consider the story of Ebenezer Scrooge.

November 29, 2016

Dear Prospective student,
I was in your position the same time last year reading blogs of different schools and scheduling calls with current students and alums. My favorite questions during my calls were :
1. What were their biggest pleasant surprise and shock joining the program? & 
2. What was one thing they wish they knew before joining Carlson?

October 31, 2016

Carlson grads land at top-tier consulting firms; our alumni are executives in Fortune 500s; and, we have people in tech startups, in government, in non-profits, and more. If you’re interested in building a great career, Carlson is a fantastic place to be.