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Matt Malcolm

“I knew that I wanted a career in which I could leverage my quantitative and analytical skills, but I wasn’t sure exactly which route to take."

My Story

As a recently-graduated undergrad entering the workforce in May of 2009, I was staring at a bleak employment outlook and a badly damaged economy. I took a chance by taking a job outside of my functional area of study because I liked the company. I worked my way up at Cargill for the next three years, learning about the food industry, until I decided I wanted a functional change to be closer to the business. I knew that I wanted a career in which I could leverage my quantitative and analytical skills, but I wasn’t sure exactly which route to take. It was through my MBA studies and networking that I found the career that would marry my passion for understanding consumer behavior with my analytical skill set: Consumer Insights.

Why Carlson?

I decided first that I needed a full-time MBA program that would give me hands-on experience in order to make this functional transition. Secondly, I wanted a program with solid career prospects. The Twin Cities are such an amazing place to live – we have a great quality of life here at a comparatively low cost. Carlson offers unparalleled connections to Minnesota’s many Fortune 500 companies. For me, it was the best choice, and I’m extremely happy with the decision I made.

About Matt

Hometown
Maplewood, MN
Undergraduate Institution
University of Saint Thomas, 2009, Economics, International Business, Spanish
Experience
Cargill
Best Buy
Quebecor World
Carlson Activities
Graduate Volunteer Consultants
Graduate Assistant with GBCC
Internship
General Mills