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Become a CFE Research Analyst

Carlson Funds Enterprise students participate in an intensive 6-credit, 2-semester course in which they gain hands-on experience with the management and marketing of a live portfolio from investments made by several area companies.


Full-Time MBA Students

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Part-Time MBA & MSF Students


Undergraduate Students

Become a CFE Intern

Interning with the Carlson Funds Enterprise is a non-credit, flexible experience in which students assist the research analysts with specific projects. Students can sign up to join our intern roster through the application link below. After joining the intern roster, we strongly recommend that you proactively reach out to the industry team(s) of your interest to offer help rather than waiting to be contacted with a project. You are considered a CFE intern once you are actively assisting a research analyst and/or industry team. This is a much more independent type of "internship" than students may be familiar with, and personal initiative is needed to become involved and fully take advantage of this learning opportunity.

All Carlson School students are welcome to join the intern roster, whether in a graduate or undergraduate degree program. If you are a student at another college within the University of Minnesota and would like to participate, please contact Anne Hilborn at to discuss your interest and goals.

Semester Intern Roster Application Deadline
Spring 2020 February 10, 2020
Fall 2020 September 20, 2020

Attend CFE Events

All of our events are open to all students at the University of Minnesota, regardless of their enrollment or involvement with the CFE, unless otherwise noted. 


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Corporate & Professional Engagement Opportunities


To take advantage of our engagement opportunities, contact Anne Hilborn at or 612-624-0020.

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Become a Mentor

Work closely with our students to help develop their investment management skills, evaluate investment proposals, aid with research questions, provide career advice, and build their network.

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Be a Guest Speaker

Throughout the year we host a "Lunch & Learn" series where professionals share about their own career path, relevant topics in the industry, upcoming openings within their company, and areas of expertise.

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Recruit CFE Students

We are happy to share opportunities with our students, connect you to our career centers, and help you source the talent that you need. 

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Contribute to the Fund

Now is the time to take the program to a new level by helping us continue our long-term efforts towards recruiting talented students. No matter which fund you contribute to, your donation will go a long way in making this Enterprise even more successful than it already is.

Other Ways to Engage with the Carlson School

There are numerous ways to get involved with the Carlson School! We are happy to connect you with the "right person" for your interests and priorities.