May 6, 2018

Read Part One of Up-Close Experience

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May 6, 2018

Before diving into the Up-Close experience, I would just like to touch upon the culture at Carlson. In the 3 days that I spent at Minneapolis, meeting and speaking with people from the school, these were the pervasive underlying themes: warmth, inclusiveness and an inclination to help.

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. That’s what I decided to do, but choosing between Argentina, China, India and UAE/Oman was difficult. All of them were appealing in their own way, but I figured the one place I might not go on my own would be the Middle East, so I chose UAE/Oman.

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.