Project Emerge

Project Emerge

Project Emerge, Camp Emerge, and Camp Ignite are a series of programming organized by the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. The goal of these programs is to highlight and amplify diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and voices on our campus through a speaker series, career planning sessions, networking and mentorship opportunities, an MBA application readiness workshop, and more.


With a community of high-achieving, diverse individuals.


With Twin Cities companies and business leaders.


Your candidacy for MBA and MS programs.

Project Emerge

Project Emerge is a series of diversity, equity, and inclusion programming organized by the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. These resources, including a newsletter, events, lectures, networking, and mentorship opportunities, are open to all people that want to learn more about DE&I efforts at Carlson and how individuals can become a part of advancing those efforts.

Learn More About Project Emerge

Camp Emerge

Camp Emerge is an application-based 4-session business leadership virtual camp hosted by the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Camp Emerge is geared toward undergraduate juniors and seniors and early career professionals that are interested in pursuing business-related roles. This program will allow participants to gain personal, professional, and cultural leadership training to prepare for careers in business.

This selective program will help guide the cohort of participants through their graduate school consideration and career exploration through sessions about design thinking, planning for a career in business, leadership, and structured-problem solving.

Learn More About Camp Emerge

Camp Ignite

The Camp Ignite experience is an application-based 8-session virtual boot camp focused on MBA preparation and readiness hosted by the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. There is both the support of a cohort and counseling from Carlson School staff, faculty, alumni and students, but also the flexibility of completing content on your own time. While learning what makes the Twin Cities a truly unique learning environment, Camp Ignite participants will participate in sessions that help them prepare for MBA applications and business school, including a resume workshop, interview preparation, STAR story practice, building your personal statement, GMAT/GRE support, networking best practices, and more.

Learn More About Camp Ignite

Camp Ignite is designed for people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, first-generation students or those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in applying to business school within the next year. Sign up to apply to Camp Ignite today!

Learn more about Project Emerge, Camp Emerge, and Camp Ignite

2019 Camp Emerge
"Mentoring through Camp Emerge has been a transformative opportunity because I've been able to offer support and value to students who are passionate about diversity, growth, and leadership, as well as learn both personally and professionally from them as they shared examples from their experiences."
– Camp Emerge Mentor