Camp Ignite


Camp Ignite is one of the focal programs of Project Emerge. This year, we are excited to host a new conference style Program & Admissions Readiness experience designed for diverse and talented leaders looking to apply to business school within the next year. While learning what makes the Twin Cities a truly unique academic environment, Camp Ignite participants will be guided through the application process for graduate school, establishing a personal brand, and graduate and career exploration. At the end of Camp Ignite, participants will have all of the information needed to complete their applications, from their personal statements, resume, GMAT study plan, how to apply for waivers, recommendations, and more.


Additional information about Camp Ignite

  • Career professionals (2+ years of full-time professional experience) interested in exploring a future in business through an MBA program with a Fall 2022 start date
  • People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, first-generation students, those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply
  • Curious learners eager to gain perspective from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and experiences
  • Community leaders, now or in the future, interested in growing skills to lead in their careers and communities through an MBA degree

The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota believes that no matter the industry, focus, or goals of a student, foundational knowledge of the business is a critical component of career development and success. Through Camp Ignite, we strive to allow diverse groups of students to assemble the necessary elements of business school applications, explain how business applies to individual career interests, help participants acquire new knowledge, and prepare participants for applying to MBA programs.

Camp Ignite welcomes applications from career professionals with 2+ years of experience from ALL majors looking to apply to graduate school with a Fall 2024 start date. Camp Ignite is designed for people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, and first-generation students but welcomes applications from all emerging professionals who might benefit from this opportunity. If you have any questions about your eligibility for Camp Ignite, just email to speak with someone individually.

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There is no cost for virtual programming.